Salmon and Sea Trout report from the Waterville Fishery Co Kerry ireland
<p>19/5/08 there was some good fishing for Mr Mark Malley of the UK who caught two Salmon, one on the fly and one on the troll with his gillie Mr Vincent O’Sullivan and of WWW.Vincentsfishing.com also in good form was well known local Gillie Mr Mike O’Dwyer who caught a fine 8.5lbs Salmon on the troll. Wind SSE light to fresh and overcast with plenty of sun breaking through, max air temperature 16C/60.8F.
20/5/08 Another good day in the fly department first in my striking zone is Mr Arthur White of the UK who caught a fine 9lbs Salmon on the claret Bumble in the Sound, Arthur was with his Gillie Mr Bob Priestly and staying with the fly, Mr Mark Malley of the UK caught a fine Salmon at the Ledge In the mouth of the Commeragh with his Gillie Mr Vincent O’Sullivan and of Vincentsfishing.com. In the Trolling department no comment. I see on WWW.Loughcurrane.com there is a delayed registered Salmon caught on the troll, a while back, by Dr Jim Comerford. Wind SSE fresh to strong at times, amount of rainfall 0.7mm, max air temperature 14.9C/58.82F.
21/5/08 not much to report on the fish front because we had 40.7mm of rainfall today, which will top up the Waterville system nicely, plus there was a strong SE wind blowing and as you well know all the best Fly fishing stations would have been dirty due to the flood and would have remained dirty for most of the day even though the wind had dropped by early afternoon and one could fish.
22/5/08 There some fine action in the Sea Trout department and first in the striking zone is Mr Mark Malley of the UK who caught a cracker of a specimen Sea trout of 8lbs plus, caught on the fly and added four more nice Sea Trout in the 2lbs class, and now for a bit of history on Mark’s visits to Waterville, Mark was telling me that he caught his first 4.5lbs Sea Trout on the fly in 1949 with his Gillie Mr Mick O’Shea, with a split cane trout rod and didn’t convert to carbon fibre until 2008 and christened his Fly rod with his first ever Specimen Sea Trout today, talk about patience and as Mark has proved, patience will pay off in the end, but to be fair to Mark in those days the traps were down five days a week and no specimen Sea Trout could get through until the late sixties and ones that did could only get through from Friday midday to Monday midday. Just for the record Mark was fishing with his gillie Mr Vincent O’Sullivan and fishing out of the Butler Arms Hotel and @ WWW.Butlerarms.com and now for the rest of the sea trout news a German angler fishing with his Gillie Mr Dominic Mc Gillicudy caught a specimen Sea trout of 6.5lbs on the troll and in the evening shift, Mr Martin Lanigan O Keefe caught a fine Sea Trout of 4.5lbs also guided by Mr Dominic Mc Gillicudy, also in good form was a German guest who caught a 2lbs Sea Trout fishing with his gillie Mr Bob Priestly and last but least Mr tom Callaghan also had a Sea Trout in the 2lbs Class, Now to the Commeragh river, where Mr Mike O’Dwyer caught a 9lbs salmon and in the sea Trout Department on the Commeragh river, Tom O’Shea caught a fine Sea Trout in the 4lbs class, also in good form was young Terence Wharton, who caught five sea trout with his friend. Wind SSE then veered SW late this afternoon and overcast, amount of rainfall 0.8mm, max air temperature 16.4C/61.52F.
23/5/08 The king of the Commeragh Mike O’Dwyer was in good form again on the Commeragh, when he caught two salmon of which one was lightening fresh and on Lough Currane there were a few Sea trout caught in the 2lbs class. Wind SSW light to fresh at times and overcast with the odd light shower. Amount of rainfall 7.1mm, max air temperature 16.7C/62.06F.
24/5/08 there was one 7.5lbs Salmon caught on Lough Derriana by Mr Dave Kelly and just for the record I got these facts from our Manger Mr John Murphy of WWW.Loughcurrane.com now to the Commeragh river where Mr Neil O’Shea of WWW.Oshealoughcurrane.com caught a fine Salmon of 9lbs. On Lough Currane all quiet on the SW front even though I am sure there would have been a few Sea Trout caught but nothing substantial, plus a lot of the boats left early because Munster were in the Heineken Cup final, which they won. Wind NNE light to fresh with bright sunshine throughout the day, amount of rainfall 1.0mm, max air temperature 20.1C/68.18F.
25/5/08 It was a wild day on Lough Currane with a strong ENE wind blowing, but with all the elements against my noble fisher, there still were a few nice Sea Trout caught, first in the striking zone was Mr Billy Lanigan who caught a fine Sea trout of 3lbs with his Gillie Mr Neil O’Shea of WWW.Oshealoughcurrane.com next in the firing line was a guest who caught a 3lbs Sea Trout with his Gillie Mr Mike O’Dwyer and last but not least another guest caught a Sea Trout in the 2lbs class, fishing with his Gillie Mr Frank Donnelly of WWW.Lakelandshouse.com and I see on WWW.Loughcurrane.com that there were two more fine Sea trout caught, Dara Touhy caught a fine Sea trout of 3.5lbs and Malcolm Davidson also caught a fine Sea trout of 4lbs. Wind as already stated, max air temperature 18.1C/66.58F. That is all the news from your Gillie and the Waterville Fishery. No Spin No Fly’s just Facts.
8.5lbs Specimen Sea trout caught by Mark Malley
About The Author: Vincent Appleby
Company: Eureka Lodge
Area Reporting: Waterville fishery
Bio: Name. Vincent Appleby. Fishing Guide for the Waterville Fishery Lough Currane is the finest specimen Sea Trout Lake in Ireland and we also have great Salmon fishing on the lake or our great River system, starting with the Butler Pool, River Inny, Commeragh.plus we three upper Lakes