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Monday, September 29, 2014

29/9/14

The New Hatchery fish tanks and top of the range and the best technology
all you do is pull the plug
29/9/14 Straight to the hired out Boat Department of www.lakelandshouse.com Canadian Angler, Mr. John Hamill, caught 4 Juniors on the drift and Mr. Clive MacDonnell caught 1 Sea Trout to his fly rod. UK angler Mr. Rob Elson fishing with his Gillie Mr. Terence Wharton, caught 4 Sea Trout, all in the 1 ½ lbs class and Rob was telling me that he lost a cracker of a Sea Trout, it took his fly and went right down and sadly the rest is history. Now we head to the Salmon department, again Mr. Paddy Barrett was in good form with a fine 6lbs. Salmon caught on the fly and ably assisted by his Gillie MD. Wind SW with good cloud cover this morning but sadly bright sunshine all afternoon.

The picture tells the story 

28/9/14

Mr. Ed Kelly
28/9/14 There was some reasonable action in both the Salmon and Sea Trout department, mind you that depends what boat you were manipulating in? In the Salmon department, Mr. Ed Kelly of Killarney caught a fine 8 lbs. Salmon on the troll just out side the Mouth of the Commeragh. Also in good form in the Salmon department was Mr. Paddy Barrett, who caught a fine Salmon on the fly, in the 7 lbs. class, fishing with his Gillie MD Esq. Now to the Sea Trout department, guests fishing with their Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com caught 3 trout on the drift. Also in good form in the C&R Sea Trout department was Mr. Guy Hollis, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com caught 2 fine Sea Trout from 2 lbs up to 3 lbs. Staying with the Sea Trout, Luxemburg Anglers, Erni and René, while fishing with their Gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of www.lakelandshouse.com caught 7 Sea Trout on the fly, ranging from Juniors up to 2 lbs. and in Franks hired out Boat, fly department, Mr Finsing, caught 1 Sea Trout of 1 ½ lbs, Mr. Phil Cronin and Donal O’Reilly, caught 3 Juniors to their boat, Mr. Jamie Boot caught 1 sea Trout of 2 ½ lbs. Bob and Roman of Luxemburg caught a nice basket of Juniors. Now we head slightly west, Mr. Rob  Elson of the UK, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Terence Wharton, caught 4 Sea Trout on the drift, ranging from Juniors up to 3 lbs and all were returned and staying with Mr. Rob Elson of the UK, yesterday, while fishing with his Gillie, Rob, caught and released a fine 4 ½ lbs. Grilse and finished their day off in the fly department with 3 sea Trout, ranging from Juniors up to 2 lbs. Mr. Michael Roden, caught 1 Sea Trout on the drift, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Junior Scully. Wind West light with good cloud cover.    




 

Sunday, September 28, 2014

27/9/14

27/9/14 Straight to the Sea Department, Mr. Keith Nicklen, fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com  caught 2 Sea Trout on the drift, both in the 2 ½ lbs class. Staying with the drift, Mr. Pierre Loyer, fishing his Gillie MD, caught 6 Sea Trout all in the Junior class. Mr. Guy Hollis, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com caught 1 Sea Trout in the 1 ½ lbs. class, which he sportingly put back to fight another day. I finish today’s notes with a Photo that was sent to me today and I will let Barbara have the last word on today’s notes. Hi Vincent
I went fishing with Michael O'Dwyer on the afternoon of Wednesday 17th of September and caught a Salmon. We really enjoyed our first 'proper' fishing
experience and had a fabulous afternoon with Michael on the beautiful loch.
Regards
Mike and Barbara 
Barbara Hewitt
Newcastle-upon-Tyne,




 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

26/9/14

Renée and Erni 
26/9/14 Lough Currane as we all know is on the low side but this doesn't deter enthusiastic Anglers from manipulating his or her flies or lures and today was no exception, first in the C&R striking zone was UK angler Mr Rob Elson, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Bob Priestley, who caught a fine 4 lbs. Grilse on the troll and finished their day off with 3 sea Trout in the Junior class caught on the drift. Mr. Keith Nicklen, fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com caught a fine Salmon and finished their day off with a Sea Trout. Staying with the Sea Trout, Mr. Mike Fish, caught a fine 2 lbs. Sea Trout on the drift, while fishing with his Gillie, the one and only MD, well DM your diagnoses was correct. Now for catch of the day and that goes to those renowned Luxemburg Anglers, Erni and Renée, while fishing with their Gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of www.lakelandshouse.com caught 2 Salmon and finished their day off with 2 Sea Trout. On the weather front, calm this morning, come afternoon there was a nice light Westerly blowing down the lake and very warm with good sunshine througho
ut the day.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

25/9/14

25/9/14 Straight to the South side of the lake and the hired out boat department of www.lakelandshouse.com and in Lakeland’s fly department, Boat number 1, Mr Fran Murray and Mr. Shane O’Neill, caught 15 Sea Trout, ranging from Juniors up to 2 lbs. In Boat number 2, Bob and Roman, caught 5 Juniors and in Boat 3, Erni and Renée caught 4 Sea Trout, ranging from Juniors up to 3 lbs. Now we cut across to the West end, Mr. Mark Doorman, fishing with his Gillie Mr. Bob Priestley, caught 2 Sea Trout both in the 2 lbs class. Now we head down the North shore and to the Bungalow, Mr. Lindsey Richards of the UK fishing with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com was in good form again in the C&R department with 5 Juniors to his rod. Now to Vince’s harbour, French guests fishing with their Gillie Mr. Dominic McGillicuddy of www.fishingwithdom.com caught 3 Sea Trout ranging from Juniors up to 2 lbs. Wind light W with good cloud cover with misty rain at times.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

24/9/14

24/9/14 Straight to the hired out boat department of www.lakelandshouse.com Mr. Fran Murray and Mr. Shane O’Neill caught 2 Juniors on the drift. Now we cut across the Lake to the Bungalow, Mr. Peter Liddel, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com caught a find Sea Trout just over the 3 lbs which he sportingly returned, so my Noble Sea trout could head up stream to produce our great Sea Trout, be it small or specimen and best of all so we the angler can have good sport for the future and of course its right to survival, the reason I say this is because I had an email commenting on  my photo of the Fish Farm out at Scarriff so I will let Mr. Murray T. Beatts have the last word on today’s notes. I saw your post about Salmon Farms, and all I can say is ask the Canadians!  They have had a lot of trouble as a result of salmon farming in the ocean, including but not limited to inshore pollution caused by the inevitable overfeeding that goes along with salmon farming.  In some areas it has changed the coastal biology completely.
Further, part of the local history in Waterville, as told to me by Michael Moriarty, is that the first incidence of UDN, commonly called Salmon Disease, was in Waterville and was rumoured to be the result of the short-lived rainbow trout hatchery there. This happened long before my time so it was not something I witnessed myself, but Mike was convinced of it.
Atlantic salmon and sea trout are such a fragile resource, that I would not agree that taking any risk with them merely to make money, was a good idea.  Especially since the sea trout fishing in Waterville is now so much better than it used to be in my day.

23/9/14

23/9/14 We start on the north side, at the Bungalow, first in the striking fly zone was Mr. Jim Sayers of Waterville with 3 Juniors to his rod, also in good form at the Bungalow was Mr. Anthony O’Sullivan and friends, who caught 2 Sea Trout. Now we cut across the Lake to the south side and the hired out boat department of www.lakelandshouse.com Mr. John Keeshond and Wynn, caught 6 Sea Trout, ranging from Junior class up to specimen class of which was 6 lbs. Also in good form was Erni and Renée, who caught 4 Sea Trout from Junior class up to 2 lbs. while fishing with their Gillie Mr. Frank Donnelly of www.lakelandshouse.com Now we head back to the Bungalow, Mr. Lindsay Richards of the UK, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com  was in good form in the fly C&R department with 3 Sea Trout ranging from Juniors up to 1 ½ lbs and last but not least, Mr. Peter Liddel, fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of www.oshealoughcurrane.com caught 1 Sea Trout in the 2 ½ lbs class. Wind WNW light with rain late this afternoon but not enough to tickle my Noble Game Fish’s taste buds?