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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.