Vincent Appleby reports from Lough Currane where the weather takes all the news…
25/2/16 All quiet on the SW front. Now you’re fishing weather status, there was a nice SE wind with good cloud cover with the odd shower, which made for good fishing but my Noble Gentlemen the Salmon thought otherwise.
26/2/16 It was a cold and freezing day on Lough Currane and with a NE wind blowing, that’s not surprising, as Local Gillie Mr. Mike O’Dwyer said their were four boats fishing and the results are as follows, 0000 and we all failed miserably upon our duties. Wind as already stated, staying with the weather there was good cloud cover with heavy showers throughout the day.
27/2/16 It was a bitterley cold Day on lough Currane so cold my Noble Anglers couldn’t get their fingers to do the talking at the end of their day’s fishing and as you can see by the the picture it tells the story of the day . Wind E light with bright sunshine a mixture of cloud cover at times.
28/2/16 Lough Currane Was on the quiet side in the Salmon department, so we head for the Brown Trout C&R department, Mr. Henry Hunt of the Smugglers Restaurant caught a cracker of a Brown Trout on the troll in the 5 to 6 lbs. Class. Wind on Lough Currane was calm for most of the day with bright sunshine all day.
29/2/16 Lough Currane was on the quiet side in all departments, the same couldn’t be said for the weather with light misty rain falling for most of the day and staying with the rain fall, it did make a bit of a small flood late last night and into this morning. Wind SW light to fresh.
1/3/16 I start with the sad news that Lough Currane has lost another great Angler, Mr. Jeremy O’Connor of Cork sadly past away yesterday. Jeremy had fished the Waterville fishery all his life and in the words of his Brother Dr. Tim O’Connor, “My family have been fishing Lough Currane and the Waterville Fishery for well over sixty years plus.” I think that says it all, so on behalf of all the Anglers and the good people of Kerry I would like to send our condolences to Jeremy’s Family and friends. May He Rest In Peace.
2/3/16 Again the weather takes all the news, there was a strong North wind blowing across the lake with heavy showers. One boat did venture out and took cover in the Mouth of the Commeragh and you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to work out that the Anglers in question were trying to catch the first Salmon on the fly, well you can say without any fear of contradiction the Anglers in question failed. Going back to the weather the amount of rainfall for February was 190.6 mm. Wind as already stated,
That is your ration from last few days on Lough Currane, from your Ghillie and the Waterville Fishery, no spin no fly’s just facts.
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The rivers and lakes of Waterville drain a large catchment and are regarded by many as the foremost Salmon and Sea-Trout fishery in the country. The lake system is well developed with access to boats and guides being readily available to the tourist angler. The Sea-Trout caught here are renowned for their size and quantity. For more details see