Monday 17th June
Two major floods in the last few days - Friday & yesterday - with the lake after rising a few feet and still rising. With the floods there have been reports of salmon being caught on both the Cummeragh and the Inny. These include a fine fish of 12lbs caught on the fly by by Giles Sturgers, fishing with Dominic McGillycuddy on the inny. The floods should see fish arriving to the upper lakes which should begin to fish once things settle down!
Thursday 13th June
There's been quite a bit of rain in the past few days with the lake level up about a foot. The floods brought ot a few anglers to the Cummeragh with Mike Teahan succesful with a nice 8lb salmon. Back on Currane Rob Elson had a few nice seatrout on the fly while a guest of Vincent O'Sullivan caught a nice specimen seatrout of over 8 lbs. James Henchey was succesful on the Butlers pool with a nice fresh salmon straight from the sea.
Sunday 7th June
A beautiful week in Waterville - but fairly hopeless for fishing with bright sun and cloudless skies.
However the weather is to change to more overcast conditions for this week - with some rain - which will imprve fishing conditions.
Sunday 2nd June
Another difficult week on Lough Currane. The cold north wind continued all week
making fishing slow. Neil O'Shea reported seeing numbers of good sized seatrout
jumping at the east end of the lake but takes were slow in coming, but his guest
Michael Smith of the UK a fish of 2lbs.
Dr. Jim Comerford, caught a 9 lbs Salmon on the troll which gave a prolonged battle!
Tony Church caught a fine Sea Trout, drifting off the Church Island and a Guest,
fishing with Gillie Bob Priestley caught another Sea Trout in the 4 lbs. class.
The wind has now turned into the southwest with warmer, southerly winds promised
for most of the coming week. With the warmer cobnditions and the head of seatrout
in the 2 - 6 lb class now building up, the fishing on lough currane will improve dramatically.
Sunday 26th May
Its been adifficult week on the lake with very cold winds and very bright sun!
Sea Trout are starting to appear in numbers but are presently difficult to locate.
However some good fish have been caught including 7 Sea Trout of over specimen
size to date, with numbers of fine conditioned fish of between 2 and 5lbs.
Catch of the day, in the Sea Trout department, and that goes to Mr. Paul Hyland,
Paul caught 9 Sea trout ranging from smolts up to 3lbs all caught on the drift.
20/5/13 Marcel Guillou of the UK, caught a 2.740 kg specimen Sea Trout on the fly,
while fishing with his Gillie Vincent O’Sullivan
Saturday 18th May
Ghillie Niel O'Shea had two good fresh seatrout on the fly today. 3.5lbs and 5.5lbs
both in excellent condition. They also caugt the first fin clipped smolt recorded
from the hatchery!
Thursday 16th May
Chairman of the Waterville Fisheries Development Group,
Michael Roden caught his first salmon of the year on Currane, a fine fish
of 8 lbs. on the troll, Michael was fishing with Gillie Junior Scully.
Wind N light, with good cloud cover with heavy showers at times.
Two French Anglers, fishing in a hired out boat from Lakelands caught
two fine sea trout of 4 lbs and 7 lbs. both on the fly.
Wednesday 15th May
Michael Shultz of Berlin Germany caught a 9 lbs. Salmon on the troll fishing with Gillie
Tom O’Shea. Sean Smith of the UK, he caught a good a Salmon on the fly weighing in
at 10.5 lbs.out with Gillie Neil O’Shea .
Wind NNE light and very cold this morning with heavy showers at times.
Tuesday 14th May
Another bitterly cold day on Lough Currane, and with a strong NNE wind blowing, with
heavy showers. Nothing to reort!
Monday 13th May
Another wild day on Lough Currane, with a strong WNW blowing across the Lake with
heavy showers and hail at times. Markus Kruse of Germany, fishing out of Lakelands
had a 10 lbs. Salmon on the fly.
Sunday 12th May
Stefan Kuth of Germany had a Salmon in the 12 lbs. class on the fly, while fishing with
Gillie Frank Donnelly Frank where they caught the Salmon? When Frank was asked where
he caught the salmon, he replied "that’s for me to know and for you to find out"!!
Saturday 11th May
The gale force winds and heavy rain have made fishing on Lough Currane very
difficult this last week. Odd salmon have still been caught but these have been
in excellent condition. Alistair Dunbar caught a fine 7 lbs Salmon on the fly, whilst
fishing with his Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy.James Henchey of the UK had a 7.5 lbs.
Salmon on the Butler Pool.Sean Smith of the UK caught a fine 6.lbs.5oz Sea Trout on
the fly at Church Island, while fishing with Gillie Neil O’Shea. Michael Shultz of Berlin
Germany and Gillie Tom O’Shea caught a 8 lbs. Salmon on the troll.
Quoting Tom O’Shea: " nothing caught by me and I didn't hear of any success stories"
Terence Wharton jnr reported that Copal was thick brown, and after another 14.8mm
rain yesterday that is not surprising.
Thursday 9th May
Alistair Dunbar caching a fine 7 lbs Salmon on the fly, while fishing with Gillie Dominic
Friday 29th April
Two more salmon caught over the weekend. Anulal Hitmiang or as we call him Tam,
caught his first ever 11 lbs. Salmon on the fly, while fishing with his Father-in-law
and renowned Gillie Vincent O’Sullivan.
Regular visitor Enrico Fantasia of Italy caught a fine 8.5 lbs Salmon on the north
side of Darby’s Island while fishing with Gillie Neil O’Shea
Another two salmon caught today.
Dominic McGillicuddy fishing with guests had one on the troll as did michael Schulz
(again!!) out with Neil O'Shea.
Thursday 25th April
Three more salmon caiught in the last two days
Michael Shulz, out with Neil O'Shea had a lovely 8lbs fish on the troll.
Tuesday 23rd April
Several more salmon caught since the last report. Frank Donnelly out with guests
had two yesterday on the fly and Neil O'Shea, out today with regular German visitor
Michael Schulz, had one on the troll outside the Holly Island.
This correspondent availed himself of a day on Derriana before the 'Duck Fly Deal'
runs out next week and finished the day with eleven brown trout to 1.25lbs.
Great wild brown trout fishing by any standards!!
Sunday 21st April
Another fine seatrout caught by Terence Wharton Senior whilst trolling along the
south shore today. The fish weighed in at 7lbs making it the second specimen
sea trout of the season so far!
Friday 19th April
3 more salmon caught today! This season is rapidly becoming the best spring fishing
for some years!! Tim O'Connor,out with Tom O'Shea, had one
on the troll as did Ghillie Dominic McGillycuddy and Hughie Reid
Thursday 18th April
Despite extremely windy conditions on Currane some fine spring fish
have been caught. Ghillie Terence Wharton junior,fishing with two Dutch clients
had two salmon yesterday in what can only be described as appalling conditions!
Today Dr Tim O'Connor out with Ghillie Tom O'Shea had a nice fresh salmon on
the fly at the mouth of the river. All the fish caught in recent days have been in
fantastic condition so the feeding out in the North Atlantic has clearly been
Monday 15th April
Tim Vanderlin from the Netherlands out with
Terence Wharton senior caught the first specimen Sea Trout of
the season today in ferocious conditions on Lough Currane! It
Sunday 14th April 2013
Desperately windy today and forecast for the rest of the coming week!
Two fish caught yesterday, both on fly and both by Ken Towner!
Friday 12th April 2013 -update
More salmon caught today! Jim Sayers had a cracking fish of 13lbs off the 'Bridge' on the North Shore today
on the troll. A further two salmon were reported having been caught last evening. Local Ghillie Bob Priestly had
a fresh fish of 10lbs and local Master Chef, Ivor O'Connor, followed with an eleven pounder! Both fish caught on
Its worth noting that all these recent fish have been in excellent condition.
An excellent total for the month to date of 34!!
Thursday 11th April 2013
Following the excellent salmon fishing on Lough Currane last week things have gone a little quiet again but, with the
change in the weather to milder conditions today, the fishing will most certainly pick up. I have reports of two
salmon caught yesterday evening.
Monday 8th April
Several more fresh salmon have been caught on Currane over this last few days, despite the bitter weather, making a total of 26 caught in the last ten days! Many of these fish have been caught on the fly, which is great news!
Monday 1st April
It has been another cold week on Currane but 15 fresh 15 Salmon were reported for the week last week with the best being one caught by Dave Ecclestone with Ghillie Dominic McGillicuddy at 15lbs! The weather remains bright but still cold for the time of year, with more benign and rainy conditions forecast for the end of this week.
Tuesday 26th March 2013
A beautiful bitterly cold Tuesday morning here on Lough Currane and Tommy Duggan and Dominic McGillicuddy were out early trolling along the North Shore and encountered this splendid cock springer of 19.5lbs! Two further springers were caught
later in the day making a tally of five in last two days.
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