Fishing in Waterville - Angling , Seatrout , Salmon and Brown trout Also for the seashore, Bass Fishing
Currane Lodge is situated on the north shore of Lough Currane
We have an idyllic location on one of the finest salmon and sea trout systems in Ireland.
Currane produces many salmon, sea trout and brown trout each year. An extra exciting element in the Currane system is that 90 to 95% of all specimen sea trout (over 6lbs weight) caught in Ireland are caught here.
Apart from the worldfamous fishery, at Currane Lodge we have all the necessary facilities and knowledge to make your fishing holiday a holiday that you will wish to repeat.
Our expertise is derived from the experience of 5 generations of our family providing gullies (guides), boats, tackle, and local knowledge to our visiting anglers.
We have drying facilities a must for those rainy days.
Comfortable & spacious rooms.
Peat Burning stove fire
Friendly and welcoming environment.
A large and varied breakfast menu
The biggest lake in the system. It measures 4 miles x 2 miles.
Derriana is the top lough on the Currane system and contains brown trout of a larger than average size.
Lough Na Mona
A short distance from the Currane/Cummeragh system, this lough produces many of the very large seatrout.
The Cummeragh drains a cachement of 46 sq miles, including 10 loughs into Lough Currane. River levels on the five mile stretch of river hold well for several days after a spate. Producing occasional spring salmon, the river is better known for summer grilse fishing that extends through to the end of September. It is also an excellent Seatrout river and fishes well from July onwards.
The cachement is a long narrow mountain valley of some 47 square miles and the fishing , which can be excellent, is usually confined to about 24 hours following a spate. Regarded mainly as a girls fishery, it also gets a good run of Seatrout from April and smaller fish throughout the summer.
The world famous Butlers Pool is contained within a short fishery of about 400 yards, which drains Lough Currane and the entire Waterville System into the Atlantic Ocean. All fish entering the system must pass through this short fishery. Spring fish tend to run straight into the lough and it is better known as a grilse fishery with enormous runs of Seatrout throughout July and august. Recommended fly patterns... Jungle Cock Spider, Bibio, Bloody Butcher, Silver Doctor. Salmon fly patterns include Stoats Tail, Shrimp Patterns.
For adventurous anglers there are dozens of hill loughs on the Waterville System. All contain unique strains of free rising brown trout and some connected to the main upper lakes can hold large Seatrout. It is recommended that anglers intending to visit the area con suit ordnance survey (Map no. 83 discovery series, 1:50,000) and Peter O'Reillys book Loughs of Ireland.