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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

21/5/2024

 

21/5/2024. The weather has full control over the Currane anglers and that’s not surprising considering we have a low lake, followed by bright sunshine and clear skies and what rain we have had has gone straight out to sea because of the East winds and just for the record the total amount of rain so far this month is 29.7mm. Now to today’s weather, wind NW light to fresh and variable, followed by clear skies. Now to yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.0mm, amount of sunshine 6.2, maximum air temperature 14.3c. On that note here ends the Currane anglers metrological service.     

Monday, May 20, 2024

20/5/2024

Ballinskelligs bay
 

Ballinskelligs Bay


20/5/2024. As you can see by the picture it was a perfect day for the sea fishing, need I say more? In other words you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know today’s results? Wind, SW light to calm followed by blazing sunshine. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.0mm, amount of sunshine 13.5, maximum air temperature 18.9c.     

Sunday, May 19, 2024

19/5/2024

 

19/5/2024. The Currane Anglers were all quiet on this bright and sunny day with hardly a cloud in site, followed by a light wind from the NE and veered NW light to calm, so on that note we will head for the Currane anglers view and for good reason, Currane angler, Bill responds to Barry’s, Currane view, the stage is yours Bill.

 Well said Barry. The truth. People can obscure and try to hide it, but it always comes out. As far as fish farms are concerned, they wrecked Loch Maree, then Connemara. Then, with 30 years accumulated evidence a bunch of greedy shysters sacrificed Lough Currane for a few dirty shekels. I hope it comes back to haunt them. Most certainly, Karma will catch up anyone who knowingly destroys the environment.  What right have these people to destroy Ireland’s natural assets for future generations? The tide of opinion is turning on the Pacific west coast. Hopefully, sense will return to Ireland.

Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.0mm, amount of sunshine 7.9, maximum air temperature 16.7c.  

 

        

 

Saturday, May 18, 2024

18/5/2024

Mr.Pete Ruffle, Hampshire hog angler of the week

 

18/5/2024. I start tonight’s report in the apology department and for good reason, because I failed miserably in reporting the Hampshire Hogs Fish of the week and I can say without any contradiction that Hampshire Hog and Currane angler of the week was Mr. Pete Ruffle, who caught a fine 11lbs. Salmon with his Gillie and fishing with Waterville Boats and at watervilleboats@gmail.com and fishing out of www.cliffordbandb.com and as you can see by the photo that Mr. Pete Ruffle was the Hampshire Hog angler of the week and I’m sure the pints were flowing in the Lobster Bar. Now back to the present and today’s action, all I can report is my phone lines were as slack as the Currane anglers reels. So on that note we will head to the Currane anglers view, the stage is yours Barry,

Are there ANY fish actually in the lake? They used to be catches on most days with about 15 boats out at least. How the mighty has fallen after the introduction of that bloody monstrosity up the coast. Officials used to say that there was no scientific proof of a detrimental effect in the siting of a fish farm nearby, in spite of it already ruining the Connemara Sea Trout fishery. Same on the West coast of Scotland. Hope everybody who pocketed a few quid in the process of installation of fish farms is feeling smug and self-satisfied with their part in the debacle they have helped create. They have ruined what was once the finest Sea Trout fishing lake in Ireland.

Wind NNE light, followed by reasonable cloud at times. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.0mm, amount of sunshine 0.4, maximum air temperature 15.0.  

 

        

Friday, May 17, 2024

17/5/2024

 

17/5/2024. The Currane anglers were all quiet in all departments going by my WhatsApple. Wind NE light to fresh and overcast. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall, trace, amount of sunshine 4.0, maximum air temperature 17.8c.       

Thursday, May 16, 2024

16/5/2024

 

Save our Currane Wild Atlantic Salmon and Sea Trout

16/5/2034. We start tonight’s news on article sent to me by Currane angler Mr. Bill Bullick and curtesy of Ulster Angling Federation.

BREAKING NEWS Globe and Mail Reports - Integrity commissioner launches investigation of DFO officials over alleged attempts to silence scientists

IAN BAILEY

OTTAWA

PUBLISHED 5 HOURS AGO

42 COMMENTS

The Public Sector Integrity Commissioner is launching an investigation into allegations that senior federal fisheries officials attempted to silence scientists involved in research related to the threat of open-net fish farms to Pacific salmon.

In a letter obtained by The Globe and Mail, Harriet Solloway says she has determined a probe into the conduct of Department of Fisheries and Oceans officials is warranted. She was responding to concerns raised by Tony Allard, chair of Wild Salmon Forever, a B.C.-based conservation group that wants to move fish farms out of the Pacific Ocean.

Such fish farms are controversial because of the dangers they can pose to wild salmon, including through disease and parasitic sea lice that can attach to young fish as they make their way to the ocean from the lakes and streams where they were born.

Ms. Solloway writes in the April 23 letter that department officials may have seriously breached the Values and Ethics Code for the Public Sector and policy “by attempting to silence scientists through reprimands, to dissuade them from communicating with the media and the public about their research.”

She also writes that she is looking into whether the officials under review attempted to obstruct or influence the testimony of department scientists before the House of Commons standing committee on fisheries and oceans.

The letter says that officials under investigation include Lesley MacDougall, science adviser and division manager at the Aquaculture Management Directorate, and Arran McPherson, assistant deputy minister of ecosystems and oceans science.

Ms. MacDougall and Ms. McPherson did not respond to requests for comment from The Globe.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made a 2019 commitment to phase out B.C. ocean-pen farms by 2025 over concerns about risks they present to wild salmon owing to the transmission of diseases and sea lice to the wild fish.

A transition report on the policy expected last summer was delayed, though the department says it remains committed to the policy. Still, conservationists and Indigenous groups are concerned that the Liberal government is backing off its commitment to phase out the open-net farms. As of last November, there were 57 salmon farms on the Pacific coast.

Mr. Allard welcomed the commissioner’s probe.

“We are extremely pleased the Commissioner is investigating those responsible for the crisis of trust in DFO’s science. We’re disheartened her investigation is necessary,” he said in a statement, referring to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

“We hope the Commissioner’s investigation will prompt government to the important work of restoring public trust in DFO science.”

Vancouver lawyer Sean Jones, speaking for Mr. Allard, said his client had expressed concerns to the commissioner about DFO managers consistently interfering with attempts by department scientists to communicate the results of their research when that research showed that open net-pen feedlots cause harm to populations of wild Pacific salmon.

Mr. Jones said that Mr. Allard made the case that the managers, among other allegations, prevented scientists from publishing their findings, refused to disclose information when requested under the Access to Information Act and reprimanded scientists for speaking to reporters.

But the Fisheries Department defended its approach to issues, even though it declined comment on the specifics of the investigation.

“The department continues to take concrete steps to ensure transparent, impartial and evidence-based peer review and scientific advice for decision-makers,” Kathryn Hallett, a department spokesperson, said in a statement.

“We take any instance where allegations of misconduct are received seriously, including from outside parties. However, it would be inappropriate for DFO to comment on individual cases.”

Meanwhile, another DFO spokesperson said the department remains committed to the 2025 deadline for transitioning from open net-pen salmon farming in coastal British Columbia waters.

“We know that Pacific salmon stocks are fragile, and that protecting them will have long-term benefits for the entire West Coast. We continue to work on a responsible transition plan that protects Pacific salmon, while supporting workers and their communities,” Jérémy Collard said in a statement.

He said that federal Fisheries Minister Diane Lebouthillier and her office continue to have meaningful conversations with all stakeholders involved, including the B.C. government and Indigenous communities, “about the next steps in this important file.”

In her April letter, Ms. Solloway promised an investigation conducted “as informally and expeditiously as possible,” and noted her office is compelled to protect the identity of all parties involved in the probe.

Bronwyn Johns-O’Hara, communications manager for the Integrity Commissioner, declined to comment on the decision to proceed with an investigation or any other aspect of the matter, citing office policies.

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 Now today’s Currane angling action, going by my WhatsApple the Currane anglers were all quiet in all departments this day. Wind light ENE and variable. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.mm, amount of sunshine 4.0, maximum air temperature 18.0c.  

 

     

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

15/5/2024

 

15/5/2024. The Currane anglers were all quiet on this very humid day, wind light to calm NE, followed by reasonable cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 3.7mm, amount of sunshine 0.1,   maximum air temperature 13.4c.   

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

14/5/2024

 

14/5/2024. The Hampshire Hogs take all the Salmon headlines today and for good reason and here’s their report from Hampshire Hog Mr. Trevor Dewberry and I quote, Hi Vincent, an 11lb salmon caught on the troll by Pete Ruffle today, with his ghillie, for the rest of us Hampshire Hogs the less said soonest mended! Trevor. Wind NE light and variable and followed by good cloud cover and light rain at times. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 19.1mm, amount of sunshine 2.2, maximum air temperature 15.9c.  

Monday, May 13, 2024

13/5/2024

 

13/5/2024.The Currane anglers were all quiet in all departments. So straight to the weather, wind SW veered SSW light to fresh, followed by good cloud cover this morning and reasonable cloud cover in the afternoon. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 2.0mm, just for the record the majority of rainfall fell early this morning, so will have the full facts in tomorrow’s report, amount of sunshine 5.8, maximum air temperature14.8c.

 

Sunday, May 12, 2024

12/5/2024

 

12/5/2024. The Currane anglers were all quiet in all departments on this bright and sunny day, as you can see by the picture, it tells the story. Wind light and variable NNW. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.0 mm, amount of sunshine 10.6, maximum air temperature 19.9c. Staying with the weather, there’s heavy rain forecast for tomorrow with approximately 20.6mm of rainfall expected?       


Saturday, May 11, 2024

11/5/2024

 

11/5/2024. There was an Aurora in the Currane anglers today, all I can say is, there was no Aurora in their reels, so much for the Northern high lights. Wind SE veered S. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.0mm, amount of sunshine 12.9, maximum air temperature 20.5c.    

Friday, May 10, 2024

10/5/2024

 

10/5/2024. It was blazing saddles for the Currane anglers today and for good reason, there was hardly a cloud in site and that’s the reason for my WhatsApple being all quiet in all departments? Wind South light to fresh. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.0 mm, amount of sunshine 3.8, maximum air temperature 19.3c.     

Thursday, May 9, 2024

9/5/204

 

9/5/2024. We start with a backdate, yes I’m guilty  as charged, yesterday I failed to check my emails, so my apologies for this, so let’s put the record straight, the stage is yours Inny Farmer and I quote,  News flash, just 4 boats out today a few brown trout caught on the troll and fly, but one good fish seen landed was either a salmon or a very good seatrout, caught on the fly. Now back to today’s action, all quiet on the Southwest front. Wind SSE light to fresh, followed by reasonable cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.0mm, amount of sunshine 3.2, maximum air temperature 15.6c.

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

8/5/2024

 

8/5/2024. No reports of any rod benders this day. Wind SSW light to fresh, followed by reasonable cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.0, amount of sunshine 4.8, maximum air temperature 15.5.

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

7/5/2024

Lough Currane /The Bog


 

7/5/2024. They say the fisherman’s story can be a good one, sadly the Currane fishermen had no stories or no comments this day, as you can see by the photos Lough Currane was calm and on the low side, so you can say the pictures tell the story. Wind SW variable and light. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.0 mm, amount of sunshine 4.2, maxim
um air temperature 15.3c.  

Bog

Monday, May 6, 2024

6/5/2024

 

Ballinskelligs 

6/5/2024. The Currane anglers were all quiet this bank holiday Monday or you could say that their lines were as slack as my mobile phone. NNE light and variable, followed by reasonable cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.0, amount of sunshine 13.1, maximum air temperature 15.5c. I will finish today’s notes, on a great quote and it’s about a boat and some boat as you can see by the photo taken by Mr. Ger Egan, his quote is very appropriate, “My ship makes my castle look small”.  


Sunday, May 5, 2024

5/5/2024

 

5/5/2024. The Currane anglers were all quiet this Bank Holliday Sunday going by WhatsApple. Wind NNE light, followed by good cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.0 mm, amount of sunshine 6.2, maximum air temperature 14.0c.   

Saturday, May 4, 2024

4/5/2024

 

4/5/2024. Straight to the quote of the day from a Currane angler and I quote, No good just 2 boats out, you could say it’s going to be a slack long weekend? That sums up today’s manipulations and as you can see by the photo it tells you everything. Wind light WSW veered WNW late in the afternoon. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.0, amount of sunshine 4.6, maximum air temperature 13.7c.   

No Comment 

Friday, May 3, 2024

3/5/2024

 

3/5/2024. There were five boats out today, all trying to stimulate my Noble Gentleman the Salmon, sadly their lines stayed slack, so on that negative note we  will head for a positive note on part two of the Mad Fishermen’s trip to Lough Currane, the stage is yours Mad Fisherman, at  www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aEX7oGh0Ew  Now to the weather, Wind, light SW followed by reasonable cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 3.4mm, amount of sunshine 0.4, maximum air temperature 11.1c.  

Thursday, May 2, 2024

2/5/2024

2/5/2024. Quote of the day comes from a Currane angler and that’s not surprising, and I quote, 0 and those are the facts of the day. Wind variable NE to NW, followed by good cloud cover and showers. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 0.1mm, amount of sunshine 4.4, maximum air temperature 13.6 c. 

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

1/5/2024

 1/5/2024. Just two boats out manipulating their skills, sadly their lines stayed slack. Wind SSE and variable light to fresh, followed by reasonable cloud cover. Yesterday’s weather, amount of rainfall 8.5mm, amount of sunshine 0.6, maximum air temperature 9.6c. The amount of rainfall for the month of April 124.1mm.