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Monday, February 27, 2017


27/2/17 There were 3 boats manipulating this cold day while temperatures were just above freezing and with a brisk and gusty wind from the West which made it feel even colder and to make things worse there were wintery showers throughout the day and all my Noble Anglers got for their efforts were chilblains and cold cramps, come evening all they could talk about in the Bar was about the one that got away, mind you it was a different story after a few jars!   Important Notice Remember The first of March is the big draw for the Brown Tag lottery so if you have forgotten the rules keep reading and take note.  Inny River Brown - Tags for 2017
As the Inny River has been set as a Brown Tag River for 2017, there is a total allowable catch by rod and line of 30 salmon or sea trout (over 40cm) for 2017
Due to the low amount of Brown Tags available to anglers, it has been decided that they will be distributed via a lottery system at four different dates throughout the season.

March 1st  6 tags will be issued

June 1st  8 tags will be issued

July 1st 8 tags will be issued

August 1st 8  tags will be issued

The lottery will be held at the Inny Bridge on the Waterville / Cahersiveen road at 18:00 (6pm). Time and venue may change depending on weather but anyone who has submitted details to the authorized distributor will be notified beforehand.
Tags will not be distributed before March 1st  in order to allow anglers to purchase their licences and submit their licence number to the authorized distributor. Any angler wishing to fish the Inny during this period will have to do so using Catch and Release methods only.
The authorized distributor is;
David Lordan  IFI, Kenneigh, Cahersiveen, Co. Kerry 087 0697440
A valid National or Kerry licence number for 2017 must be submitted with name, address and contact number to the authorized distributor only, up to 2 days before each lottery.
In order to ensure that the tags are distributed as evenly as possible, if an angler receives a tag in any of the draws, whether or not they use it throughout the season, they cannot enter any of the 'remaining draws.
If an angler decides to finish their season early, we would encourage them to return the tag to the authorized distributor so as it can be put back into the pool of tags for the next draw.
Any angler wishing to fish the Inny River without a brown tag assigned to their licence must do so using catch and release methods only:
Anglers may not use worms.  Anglers must use single, barbless hooks at all times.
The fish must be handled carefully and should not be removed from the water prior to release.
Brown tags cannot be transferred between licence holders without contacting the authorized distributor before the tag has been transferred.


Sunday, February 26, 2017


Front Entrance of the Waterville Lake Hotel  
26/2/17 Lough Currane was on a Orange weather warning alert today as storm force South Westerly winds battered down the Lake, so you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know Lough Currane anglers were fruitless, as all fishing satiation's were closed and if a boat did venture out? you could say the angler in question was a Cadbury fruit and Nut Case!! Going back to Waterville Lake Hotel that was! here are a few pictures of the front entrance, an end of an era and the beginning of a new one!!
photo taken from the front entrance 

Saturday, February 25, 2017


25/2/17 There were 3 boats manipulating in calmer
waters today with a nice breeze coming from the West and overcast with heavy showers. Now for the action or the lack of I should say, the only angler to see a bit of action was Kildare and Waterville Angler Mr. Noel Clancy and in his own words and I quote, Another cracking day with 5 small Kelts to my rod and all caught on the troll, all put back safe and sound. Now to the other two boats, I can say without any fear of contradiction there was no comment and I wonder why, its simple they failed miserably in their duties in all departments.  

Friday, February 24, 2017


24/2/17 With all the excitement of the falling or knocking down of the Waterville Lake Hotel, my Noble Anglers are still gobsmacked  of the Rise and fall of the Waterville Lake, going by their performance today if my noble Anglers were on site and performed as they are doing on the Lake they would be sacked!! On yesterdays Notes it brought a lot of interest on the Blog, I received an email from an avid reader of the Fishery Notes with a nice bit of history of the Waterville Lake. So Mr. Mike Power of Dublin has the last word on today’s Notes.  Vincent,
Thank you very much for putting up those photos of the demolition of the Waterville Lake Hotel.
The Southern Lake hotel 
I stayed in the hotel one Easter weekend many years ago.
In fact, I am old enough to remember when the Southern Lake Hotel sat on the same site, managed by the late Ann Meldon RIP. My wife and I are booked to visit Waterville for two weeks in July and I can't wait!!
Mike Power

Thursday, February 23, 2017


Waterville Lake Hotel
The Pool the last stand
23/2/17 Storm Doris takes the headlines as anglers were left stranded on the shoreline as they looked up towards the Waterville Lake Hotel that was, yes you have it, sadly it was demolished yesterday!! What would the great Mr. Jack Mulcahy RIP say if he was alive today, Jack Built this great Hotel, which was opened in 1972. As I knew Mr. Jack Mulcahy reasonably well, I’m sure there would be a tear in his eye, then he would smile because he was a great believer in progress ie the Waterville Golf links. On a personal note it’s a Pity they don’t have a Statue of the Great Jack Mulcahy in Waterville. Wind North and strong with heavy showers.                    

The Pictures tell the story

Wednesday, February 22, 2017


Wind or no wind I'll go fishing!
22/2/17 Lough Currane was on the quiet side in the Pro Fisherman department? And for good reason, there was a strong 35 km SW wind with gusts up to 70 Km but at least there was one Pro that went out and fought the wild elements of Lough Currane and that was the one and only Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of and his quote of the day and report of the day is as follows, very lonely out here, I’m the only boat out and just two Kelts for my effort.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017


21/2/17 There were  3 boats out manipulating on Lough Currane today and again they failed miserably in their duties in all departments. Wind W  fresh to strong and overcast  with rain at times.