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Saturday, July 4, 2015


4/7/15 It was a wild gusty day, this day of American independence and my Noble Game fish on Lough Currane made sure that they kept their independence. Wind as already stated with the odd shower.                                          

Friday, July 3, 2015


3/7/15 It was a wild day on Lough Currane, with a strong SSE wind blowing and all the boats on the North side were landed by lunch time. But wind or no wind this didn’t deter UK Anglers Mr. Graham Elswood and fishing out of catching a lightening fresh 4 ¼ lbs. Salmon / Grilse on the troll and  Mr. Merick Parsons, finished their morning off with a fine 3 lbs. Sea Trout, caught on the drift and he sportingly put back, guided by their Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of Now we head over to the South side and hired out boat department of great to see an angler letting his fingers do the talking after his days fishing. Hi Vincent, John Burton here, caught and released a 3 ½ lbs. Sea Trout on the fly, heading for a well deserved steak dinner and a pint of the best, all I can say that’s the way to do it. And thanks for the photo.                                      

Thursday, July 2, 2015


Number 3 and counting
well done Greg and with over 30 years
of experience on Lough Currane you can see why.  
2/7/15 We Start in the Salmon department, UK Angler, Mr. Greg Sutton and fishing out of caught a fine 5 ½ lbs. Salmon Grilse on the troll at the point of Green Island, while fishing with his gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of and staying with the Salmon, an angler fishing on his own caught a Grilse on the troll. Now to the Sea Trout department, UK Anglers, Mr. Merick Parsons and Mr. Graham Elswood, fishing out of caught and released 5 Sea Trout up to 3 ½ lbs. Their Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of told me that they were using a floating line a their star flie was the Bibio. Wind S then veered SW fresh with reasonable cloud cover.                                  

Wednesday, July 1, 2015


1/7/15 The first day of July brought very little action in the fly department and for good reason, Lough Currane was like a milk pond. But with the elements against the anglers, at least two Anglers kept the Lough Currane flag flying high and that was UK angler Mr. Greg Sutton and fishing out of  caught a lightening fresh 6 lbs. Salmon / Grilse on the troll, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of and a client fishing with his Gillie MD, caught a fine 4 ½ lbs. Salmon / Grilse. Just for the record there were about 10 boats out fishing and I come to the conclusion some anglers are not letting their fingers do the talking at the end of their day, all I can say is if I didn’t let my fingers do the talking you the readers wouldn’t be amused and there wouldn’t be any argument to that. Wind as already stated and overcast with heavy rain at times.                              

Tuesday, June 30, 2015


Martin of the UK
Greg of the UK
30/6/15 Straight to the Sea Trout department, Mr. Merick Parsons, caught 2 Sea Trout both in the 2 lbs. class, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of Now for a mixture of Salmon and Sea Trout, Mr. Martin  Sutton caught a fine Sea Trout on the drift on a Green Peter Muddler, using a floating line and his Father Mr. Greg Sutton finished their day off with a lightening fresh 4 ½ lbs. Salmon Grilse on the troll and in the words of their Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of we should have had two Salmon for the day, but as they say, that’s fishing. Staying with the fly, Mr. Garry O’Hagan caught a fine 4 lbs. Sea Trout on a Thunder and lightening on a floating line and his Gillie MD was telling me that they lost 5 more good fish of which some were Salmon. Now to the River department, which river I couldn’t tell you and yes you have it, Mike the Bull was in great form with the Black Birds Fancy and his floating line and for good reason, he caught another fine Salmon in the 8 lbs. Class, when I asked Mike where did he catch his fish, he replied that’s like a red rag to a Bull and I have only one thing to say, No comment. Wind SE then veered SW light to calm and overcast.                    
Mike the Bull 

Monday, June 29, 2015



Breaking News, just in from Lough Currane, Mr. Andrew Brown, fly fishing with his Gillie Mr. Bob Priestley, caught and released a fine 5 lbs. Salmon / Grilse and yesterday C&R a 4 lbs. Sea Trout.          

29/6/15 Mike the Bull of Waterville and Tralee, takes all the head lines in the Salmon department, when interviewing Mike, I asked where did he catch his fish, he replied all I can tell you, I caught it on a Black Birds Fancy on a floating line and the rest as you would say is classified information, so on that note we head out onto Lough Currane, there was just a few Juniors caught. On the weather front there was very low cloud and misty rain for most of the day, with a strong southerly wind.          

Sunday, June 28, 2015


28/6/15 The Bungalow takes all the headlines and for a great reason, two young Anglers caught their first Salmon, first in my striking zone is Mr. Nathan Bratton, caught a fine 4 lbs. Grilse on the troll, while fishing with his Gillie Mr. Neil O’Shea of and the action didn’t stop there because Nathan’s cousin, Dion Dennehy fishing with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of caught a cracker of a Salmon on the troll in the 8lbs.class. On a personal note, congratulations to the both of them and its great to see young Anglers take up the Game fishing mantle. On the Sea Trout front just a few Juniors caught but nothing that would make the Game Fishing journal and if there was, they failed miserably in their duties, as I say that I have just received a Text from the hired out boat and fly department of that, Mr. Barry Vaughan and Mr. Leon Smith caught 2 fine Sea Trout in the 2 lbs. Class. Now to the apology department, yesterday I made a technical mess up in the notes, I got all the anglers names wrong and for good reason not watching what I was doing sorry for that Barry and John especially after Frankie gave me the facts three times. On the weather front, wind SW fresh reasonable cloud cover at times but mainly sunny and just for the record it made a flood yesterday, amount of rainfall was 15 mm.