First Salmon of the 2016 Season
At 10:50 am on January 18th 2016, just one day after the opening day of the season on Lough Currane, the first salmon of the season was guided over the net and boated... by none other than Neil O'Shea!
The salmon fell for a 13cm rainbow Rapala lure. When taken ashore and verified as the first salmon of the season it was weighed and measured at 10lb and 74cm.
Neil O’Shea is a fourth generation ghillie on Lough Currane, Waterville. He offers both ghillie and boat and engine hire service on the lake. River fishing can also be arranged. The season begins on January 17th and ends on October 12th. Early season fishing in Waterville is for Spring salmon. Lough Currane is regarded as the best sea-trout fishery in Ireland and the sea-trout run starts in May with the larger ones entering the lake at this time. All fishing equipment is supplied but your own is more than welcome. Fishing in Glencar and the Laune can also be arranged upon request.
Caherbarna, Waterville, Co. Kerry
Neil O’ Shea
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