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Thursday, August 21, 2014


20/8/14 Straight to the action Local Gillie Mr. Michael O’Sullivan of Waterville Boats and at reported that he saw some nice action in the Sea Trout department, plus he has some back dates, will give you all the facts as soon as I get them, sorry for this discrepancy, reason being we were ferrying the good people of all the surrounding Parishes and as far as the USA to celebrate Mass out at Church Island and by the time everyone got home I forgot to ask Michael for all the facts. Staying in the Sea Trout department, Mr. Michael Clifford of the UK and Waterville caught 3 Sea trout on the troll while fishing with his Gillie M.D. On the upper lakes there was one boat manipulating and they were very successful in the Brown Trout department. Now back to the Mass on Church Island, today were celebrating St. Bernard of Clairvaux, and here is a bit of history of this saint,

In the year 1111, at the age of 20, Bernard left his home to join the monastic community of Citeaux. His five brothers, two uncles and some 30 young friends followed him into the monastery. Within four years a dying community had recovered enough vitality to establish a new house in the nearby valley of Wormwoods, with Bernard as abbot. The zealous young man was quite demanding, though more on himself than others. A slight breakdown of health taught him to be more patient and understanding. The valley was soon renamed Clairvaux, the valley of light.

His ability as arbitrator and counsellor became widely known. More and more he was lured away from the monastery to settle long-standing disputes. On several of these occasions he apparently stepped on some sensitive toes in Rome. Bernard was completely dedicated to the primacy of the Roman See. But to a letter of warning from Rome, he replied that the good fathers in Rome had enough to do to keep the Church in one piece. If any matters arose that warranted their interest, he would be the first to let them know.
Shortly thereafter it was Bernard who intervened in a full-blown schism and settled it in favor of the Roman pontiff against the antipope.
The Holy See prevailed on Bernard to preach the Second Crusade throughout Europe. His eloquence was so overwhelming that a great army was assembled and the success of the crusade seemed assured. The ideals of the men and their leaders, however, were not those of Abbot Bernard, and the project ended as a complete military and moral disaster.
Bernard felt responsible in some way for the degenerative effects of the crusade. This heavy burden possibly hastened his death, which came August 20, 1153.


Tuesday, August 19, 2014


Mass on Church Island last year 2013
19/8/14  Lough Currane was on the quiet side in all departments, or you can say without any fear of contradiction they failed miserably in their duties in all departments. Now to all spiritually minded anglers and none anglers alike, just to let you know there will be Mass said out at Church Island tomorrow wed. Boats will be leaving the Bungalow at 6.30 pm and the service starts at 7 pm and every one is welcome and the more the merrier.

Mass on Church Island last year 2013

Monday, August 18, 2014


Simply the best and catch of the day.
18/8/14 Straight to the Sea Trout department, Simon and Andrew Furney caught 2 Juniors on the fly early this morning. Now to the backdate department, Mr. Martin Clifford of the UK, fishing from the 13th  to the 16th of August, caught 12 Juniors on the drift, also in good form was Mr. Gerry O’Sullivan of Cork and Waterville, who caught 6 Sea trout on the drift, over the weekend and on the 15th Mr. Michael Clifford caught a Grilse on the troll, while fishing with his Gillie M.D. Now back to the present and Catch of the day and that goes to young anglers, Rory Aherne aged 5 & David Aherne aged 3, they caught their first Sea Trout and may it be the first of many and if they grow up to be as good as their Gillie and  Great Uncle Liam, they will be some anglers, and as you can see their Dad, Mr. Barry Aherne, gave them a helping hand for the photo. Wind North light with reasonable cloud cover with the odd shower.

Sunday, August 17, 2014


17/8/14 All quiet on the SW front and very few boats manipulating and as we all know you can’t catch fish if your not out there, Wind N light with bright sunshine.

Saturday, August 16, 2014


16/8/14 Mr. Jeremy O’Connor, fishing with his Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of was in good form in the C&R department with a fine 2 lbs. Sea Trout caught on the fly. Now for other news in the fly fishing and trolling fraternity, there isn't any, either they failed to catch or failed to report. Wind NW fresh with reasonable cloud cover.            

Friday, August 15, 2014


Tom, Jeremy 
15/8/14 Straight to the specimen Sea Trout department and first in the striking zone was renowned Local Gillie Mr. Tom O’Shea of who caught a cracker of a Sea Trout of 8 lbs.1 ozs on the fly and as all good Gillie’s do when they hook their fish they hand their fly rod to their client, in this case Mr. Jeremy O’Connor, sportingly declined this invitation and the battle commenced and Tom had one hell of a battle with his Noble Sea Trout, it took about 20 minutes to conquer the battling fish and with one swipe of the net Tom had caught his biggest ever Sea Trout on the fly. Staying with Tom in his C&R department his client Mr. Jeremy O’Connor finished their day off with a fine 3 lbs. Sea Trout. Now to hired out boat department of in the last few days, Kay and Sean Dalton from Tipperary, caught 5 Sea Trout on the fly and all in the Junior
class. Wind NW light with bright sunshine.

Thursday, August 14, 2014


Breaking News just in, Mr. Anthony Church caught a Fine Sea Trout on the Drift and thanks for the photo first class.

14/8/14 Here is your meteorological report, there was a light NNW wind blowing across the lake and there was a chill in the air with the odd heavy shower and you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know that the manipulating Anglers failed miserably in their duties in all departments.