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Monday, March 4, 2024



4/3/2024 Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of reports on a rough Lough Currane and I quote, we were the only boat out, very rough and wet, come midday we headed for home. Wind SE fresh to strong followed by heavy rain.            

Sunday, March 3, 2024



3/3/2024 Straight to text of the day by Northern Ireland Currane angler Andy Wishart and I Quote, the lonesome boatman Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of was not so lonesome today, we caught a 10.5 pound salmon on the troll. Wind NNW light and variable followed by reasonable cloud cover at times. Staying with the weather, Cork and Kerry are on a yellow wind and rain warning tomorrow, so it’s batten down the hatches, me hearties.    








Saturday, March 2, 2024



2/3/2024 The lonesome boatman of reports that there were 3 boats out manipulating their skills, sadly their trolling lines stayed slack. Wind fresh NNE, followed by showers. Yesterday’s weather, max air temperature 7.2 c, amount of rainfall 4.2 mm.

Friday, March 1, 2024


 1/3/2024 Currane lonesome boatman reports all quiet in all departments on this cold day. Wind NNE fresh and variable followed by good cloud cover. Yesterday’s rainfall was 8.3mm total rainfall for the month of February was 159.2 mm and doesn’t include mountainous rainfall.                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Thursday, February 29, 2024



29/2/2024 The Lonesome boatman reports that the Currane waters were all quiet on all fronts. Wind WNW light to fresh, followed by good cloud cover. Yesterday’s amount of rainfall was 15.1mm.    

Wednesday, February 28, 2024


Liam The Pro Golfer

28/2/2024 The Lonesome boatman of  reports just a few Kelts caught this day, so on that note we the Currane anglers would like to Congratulate Pro Golfer and Currane angler Mr. Liam Higgins on his great achievement and valued membership of the Professional Golfer’s Association for 50 years, as you can see by the photo of Liam holding his Plaque  celebrating his achievement at the Waterville golf Links Pro Shop. Photo Courtesy of Waterville Golf Links Pro Shop.

Liam the Currane Angler

Wind SW fresh and overcast followed by rain.     


Tuesday, February 27, 2024



Hugo on watch!

27/2/2024 The Lonesome boatman and Hugo the dog of reports that Lough Currane was all quiet on all fronts, as you can see by photo. Wind WNW light and variable followed by reasonable cloud cover.

Monday, February 26, 2024



26/2/2024 Local gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of reports that he and his fellow Currane anglers were all quiet this day, wind NNE and variable followed by bright sunshine.  

Sunday, February 25, 2024



25/2/2024 Currane angler Mr. Michael Roden while fishing with his gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of  reports that it was very nasty out there on Lough Currane and no good today. Wind Northeast strong and gusty, followed by showers.    

Saturday, February 24, 2024



24/2/2024 All the Salmon headlines come from the Bungalow on the North shore by Currane angler Mr. Micheal Roden, caught a fine 9 lbs. Salmon on the troll, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of Wind NNW and veered NW light to fresh followed by reasonable cloud cover.

Friday, February 23, 2024



23/2/2023 The Lonesome Boatman reports all quiet this day. Just for the record there were two boats out. Wind fresh NW, followed by a good few hail showers.

Thursday, February 22, 2024


22/2/2024 Two boats out and by all accounts their lines were slack. Wind WNW light to fresh followed by the odd hail shower. Now Just for the record The Ernst Appleby Memorial Cup for the biggest Salmon for the 2024 season sponsored by Fogarty’s Centra, Waterville must be officially weighed in Fogerty’s Centra. Remember to send me a photo of the fish with all the facts of your day to my WhatsApp or as I say my WhatsApple 087 2074882     

Wednesday, February 21, 2024



21/2/24 Just two boats out manipulating their skills, sadly their lines stayed slack this day. Wind fresh W veered WSW fresh followed by strong gusts up to 63 Km/h followed by good cloud cover.    

Tuesday, February 20, 2024



20/2/2024 The Lonesome boatmen of  reports that it was all quiet on the SW front in all fishing departments. Wind WSW veered NW and veered again SSW late in the afternoon.    

Monday, February 19, 2024



19/2/2024 All quiet on the Northside, the same goes for East side, Southside, Southwest side, all I can say is it’s a good job there’s isn’t an F side, if you get my drift. Now to the flood update, total amount of rainfall excluding mountainous rainfall was 24 mm. Wind WSW light to fresh, followed by a fair bit of sunshine.     

Sunday, February 18, 2024



18/2/2024 All quiet on all fronts, so on that note we will head straight to the rainfall department, there was a good flood last night and early this morning, amount of rain 19.3 mm plus, up until1am?  I will have more on this flood in tomorrow’s nights notes. Wind NW veered SW light to fresh followed by reasonable cloud cover.   

Saturday, February 17, 2024



17/2/2024 The Currane anglers were all quiet this day. Wind fresh SW and variable and overcast all day, followed by misty rain.  

Friday, February 16, 2024



16/2/2024 Just one boat out, just two Kelts for their efforts. Wind SSW light to fresh and variable, overcast all day followed by misty rain at times.  

Thursday, February 15, 2024



15/2/2024 The Currane Ice is broken, and the champagne is flowing as renowned Currane fly angler Mr. Tommy Duggan of Kilkenny, caught a cracker of an 8 lbs. Salmon, while flyfishing with his gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of And just for the record Hugo the dog sniffed their flie, so on that note Congratulations to all. Wind SW light followed by good cloud cover.   

Wednesday, February 14, 2024



14/2/2924 Just the lonesome boatman of fishing out by himself and sadly he reported that his reels were all quiet today. Wind fresh and variable SSW and overcast all day, followed by the odd heavy shower. Amount of rainfall yesterday 6.2 mm.  

Tuesday, February 13, 2024



13/2/2024 Lough Currane was all quiet on all fronts. Wind SE veered SW fresh and overcast, followed by showers. Amount of rainfall so far this month 54 mm but that doesn’t include mountainous rainfall.

Monday, February 12, 2024



12/2/2024 The Currane anglers are still waiting for that elusive wild Atlantic Salmon. Wind West fresh, followed by reasonable cloud cover.

Sunday, February 11, 2024



11/2/2024 The Currane anglers caught a few Kelts for their efforts plus a few Brown Trout this day. Well, it’s that time of the month, why do I say this, well going by Lough Currane Salmon history the perfect reels will begin to sing the Hardy Salmon national anthem this week? Just for the record there were 4 boats out today. Wind WNW fresh followed by a few showers.    

Saturday, February 10, 2024


            Fogarty's Centra Waterville.  

Sponsor of the Ernest Appleby Cup for the Biggest 

Salmon Caught this season 

     Plus €100 Voucher For the 2024 season     

10/2/2024 Lough Currane anglers were all quiet this day in all departments. Wind NNE light veered N, come late afternoon veered again into NNW light to fresh followed by heavy showers. 

Friday, February 9, 2024



9/2/2027 Just 3 boats out and all lines were slack, same goes for my digital WhatsApple. Wind SW and variable followed by the odd shower.

Thursday, February 8, 2024



           Fogarty's Centra Waterville Sponsor of the Ernest Appleby Cup plus             €100 Voucher For the 2024 season

8/2/2024 All quiet on the SW front this day, so on that note we will head for the weather department, the amount of rainfall on Tuesday was 14.8 mm, now back to the present, wind SW fresh and variable from the SW to the SE and overcast followed by heavy rain at times.     

Wednesday, February 7, 2024


Fogarty's Centra Waterville

            Sponsor n of the Ernest Appleby Cup plus €100 Voucher
                                 for the 2024 Season


7/2/2023 The Currane anglers were all quiet on the SW front. Wind East, light and variable.    

Tuesday, February 6, 2024


Fogarty's Centra Waterville
Sponsor of the Ernest Appleby Cup plus €100 Voucher 
for the 2024 Season 


6/2/2024 Going by WhatsApple all the Currane anglers caught was buckets of water as the Heavens opened and made a good flood, So come on down you never know your luck, especially if you catch the biggest salmon on Lough Currane in 2024, your in for a great prize of a €100 voucher, sponsored by Fogarty’s Centra, Waterville, plus you receive the Ernest Appleby Cup, you can display the Cup until the following September if you wish to.

Monday, February 5, 2024



5/2/2024 This St. Bridget’s Bank Holiday Monday was all quiet in all departments. Wind WSW fresh, average speed 30 km/h followed by gusts up to 52 km/h and overcast, followed by light rain.   

Sunday, February 4, 2024



4/2/2024 My Noble Currane anglers were all quiet in all departments on this reasonably rough day with a fresh to strong WSW wind, average speed 31 km/h followed gusts up to 50 km/h and overcast throughout the day. Amount of rainfall so far for the month of February, 9.4mm. Five boats out.     

Saturday, February 3, 2024



3/2/2024 Currane/Waterford angler caught and released 2 kelts on the troll today and that’s your ration, so on that note we head for the Currane anglers metrological service, Wind W fresh and overcast.      

Friday, February 2, 2024



2/2/2024 All quiet on all fronts on the Waterville fishery this day, so straight to put the record straight, on last nights’ notes I put up an article about Vincent O’Sullivan RIP from the Kerry’s Eye newspaper, It was sent to me by the O’Sullivan family so they should take the credit not me, but on a personal not you can be sure Vincent will have a smile from here to kingdom come on that great write up.      

Thursday, February 1, 2024



1/2/2024 The Currane anglers were all quiet in all departments this day. Wind S veered SW average speed 25 km/h strongest gust 41 km/h and overcast all day followed by misty rain, amount of rainfall for January was  

I will finish tonight’s notes in Memory of a great fly angler RIP Vincent O’Sullivan

Wednesday, January 31, 2024



31/1/2024 Another wild day for the Currane anglers as the wind takes control of today’s proceedings, wind SW veered SSW average speed 40 km/h, gusts up to 70 km/h.

Tuesday, January 30, 2024


  30/1/2024 The Currane anglers perfect reels were all quiet this day, going by my WhatsApple. Wind light SSW and variable followed by good cloud cover.      

Monday, January 29, 2024



29/1/2024 The Lough Currane anglers were all quiet in all departments. Wind NNE light to calm followed by bright sunshine all day.

Sunday, January 28, 2024



28/1/2024 Again the Currane anglers had to wait patiently until after lunch before the strong South Westly wind  dropped and veered into the NW and followed by the odd heavy shower. Going by my WhatsApple we are still waiting for that elusive wild Atlantic salmon.  

Saturday, January 27, 2024



27/1/2024 Lough Currane was on the wild side this day with a strong Southerly wind average speed 38 km/h, followed by strong gusts up to 63km/h and overcast all day followed by light rain at times. Now on a personal note I would like to wish my Sister, Currane fly angler Mrs Marian Coombs a very Happy Birthday and it’s a very special classified day.     

Friday, January 26, 2024



26/1/2024 The Currane anglers were all quiet on the Western front. Wind WSW average speed 35 km/h, gusts up to 45 km/h. Yesterday’s weather amount of rainfall 7.7mm. Now we go down Vincent O’Sullivan’s stream   Well worth watching.


Thursday, January 25, 2024



25/1/2024 Again Lough Currane was on the wild side with an average speed of 35 km/h followed by gusts up 75 km, so you don’t have be a rocket scientist to know where the Currane anglers headed for? So on that note we head down Appleby’s stream and it’s all about you good people who read the blog because in the last few night’s your comments have been very positive and some not so positive but that’s what I Iike and yesterday’s  comment  of the day goes to Jimmy Brandon and I quote, More nonsense from the King of Spin.    



Wednesday, January 24, 2024



24/1/2024 Storm Isha thankfully left the emerald Isle this morning, local gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of  reports that there were three boats out manipulating their skills out on Lough Currane today and only a few C&R kelts which is great to see. So as the Currane anglers were slack in the Wild Atlantic Salmon we will head down Appleby stream. The year was Spring of 1983, there was nice water coming down the Commeragh river and my Father and I were trolling. Brod O’Sullivan and Vincent O’Sullivan were flyfishing in the Mouth of the Commeragh, come 4 pm they had caught 5 Salmon on the fly and fair play to Brod and Vincent they waved us in because they were heading home, Vincent shouted you will get him, well many a true word spoken in gesture, well we rested the current for about twenty minutes and headed out, my father was flyfishing away, the next thing he collapsed and I said God no he’s gone, my father replied no not quite, there is a Salmon in the boat. I replied, don’t be stupid we haven’t caught one yet, well the next thing I could hear the tail of the Salmon hitting the floor boards, well it took my father 10 minutes plus to dispatch the 14 lbs Salmon and I can tell you we headed straight for the Lobster Bar, well I walked in and Vincent said did you get him ? that we did, I told you that you would, Ah that you did but what you didn’t  tell us that he would jump into the boat, well Vincent’s language was poetic and he stormed out of the Lobster to see and check the fish, well he had one good look at the Salmon to see if there were  any hook marks and there were none and He replied I will second that. Well the story doesn’t finish there because a few day’s later I and my Father headed down the Bungalow and Paddy Carey R.I.P was bailing his boat and his client had a Rolls Royce, I said to my Father, Paddy has a right one, as I said that I was getting out of the car and Paddy shouted out there you are Sir, your man doesn’t need rods or lines, the Salmon just jump into the boat, well his client replied Paddy I know I’m in Ireland but that’s effing ridiculous. So, I can say without any fear of contradiction, No Spin, No Flies, just facts.  



Tuesday, January 23, 2024


Mr. E.M.H Appleby R.I.P

 23/12/2024 Storm Jocelyn takes control of the Currane anglers so as you can imagine it was a day for the high stool as this storm hits Waterville with gusts up to 102 km/h average speed 55 km/h and overcast. As there is nothing to report from Lough Currane, we will head for those were the day’s my Noble Salmon. The year was 1975 My Father Mr. EG Appleby was fishing with his Gillie Mr. Brod O’Sullivan, Mr. E.M.H Appleby my Uncle, was fishing with Brod’s Father Mr. Jack O’Sullivan and my good self was fishing with Brod’s cousin Mr. Vincent O’Sullivan, so we all headed out trolling, well we had been out about an hour Jack and my uncle went past and I shouted out any good, my uncle Ernest shouted back number 1 about to take, well low and behold their reel blasted off, well to make a long story short he said number 2 coming up, number 3 coming up to number 7 and the Lough Currane Trolling record was made and still stands to this day. To finish this great day off My Gillie Mr. Vincent O’Sullivan caught two on the troll, not bad, nine Salmon for the Appleby and O’Sullivan Families.



Monday, January 22, 2024


Dad R.I.P

22/1/2024 Storm Isha may have left the kingdom last night but sadly the Currane anglers were left stranded on the shores of Currane as a strong WNW average speed of 52 Km/h followed by guests up to 72 Km/h. Yesterday’s weather average speed was 48 Km/h, gusts up to 115 Km/h. On a personal note it was fitting that today was a no go and I say for good reason because it is hard to believe Currane Angler Mr. E.G. Appleby, my Father passed away 11 years ago this day and I can just imagine my Dad fishing with his Brother E.M.H Appleby and their Gillie’s Mr. Brod O’Sullivan, Mr. Jack O’Sullivan, Mr. Tom O’Sullivan, Vincent O’Sullivan, Mr. Mike Moriarty. May they all Rest In Peace.  


Sunday, January 21, 2024



21/1/2024 Storm Isha takes control of today’s proceedings as gusts up to 100+ km/h hits South Kerry as my Salmon and Sea Trout sign was gone with the wind. Quote of the day goes to I asked if he was out today? he replied no too calm, or you could say, in golfing terms that’s Dominic to a T.  Joking apart I will give you all the facts on wind speeds and rainfall in tomorrows notes.  

Saturday, January 20, 2024


The Calm before the storm

20/1/2024 No boats out on Lough Currane because it was wild out there. Staying on the wild side as we all know the entire country is on an orange wind and rain warning so it will be a no go and the chances are there will no internet so no reports. Staying with the weather click         


Friday, January 19, 2024



19/1/2024 Currane angler Mr. Adam Healy reports on his manipulations today, Hi Vince, caught and released one Kelt and one Trout, come lunch time got quiet rough come lunch time with a strong SSW blowing, so headed to the South side. Just for the record Adam sent a fine video yesterday of a fine Kelt C&R and I failed to put it up, so my apologies.        

Thursday, January 18, 2024



18/1/2024 Currane angler Mr. Adam Healy reports while out fishing today caught one Kelt and two Brown Trout for their efforts. Just for the record there were a few C&R Kelts on the opening day, yes I failed miserably in my reporting duties or you could say the Mohawk went to my head. Important that All Anglers from all over the World have their say to save our Salmon and Sea Trout I received this WhatsApp from Currane Angler Mr. Colin Lynam.

 Hi Vincent, hope you’re keeping well. Deenish island fish farm are applying for a new license and this is open to objections from the public if any of your readers wanted to make one. See below:

MOWI have applied to renew the salmon farm licence at Deenish Island. This is bad news for our salmon and sea trout. Anyone can make an objection. Objections can be posted to The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Aquaculture and Foreshore Management Division, National Seafood Centre, Clogheen, Clonakilty, Co Cork ref T06 / 202. Or you can email an objection to  before February 12th

You could mention the devastation to the salmon and sea trout stocks and any other reason you feel strongly about.

Please support.

Thanks, Colin    

Wednesday, January 17, 2024



17/1/2024 There is no salmon to report on this opening day but come lunch time the barbecue was in full action as you can see by the pictures and videos down at Waterville  Boats and at On a personal note one has to say a big  thank you from the Currane anglers to Gillie and pro Chef Tam for the brilliant food and of course not forgetting Mr. Michael O’Sullivan of Waterville Boats and at Staying in the food department we head for the Lobster Bar where the Currane anglers had a first class meal, so on behalf of all the Currane anglers I would like to thank the Lobster Bar, management and staff for a great evening. Wind light and bright sunshine. Snowing tonight.