Sea and Fresh Water Fishing in South Kerry
Waterville has been an Angling destination for the past 150 years. Lough Currane sits only a few feet above sea level with a beautiful back drop of mountains and spruce forests the lough measures 4 miles by 2 miles (at its widest point) and is the largest lake in the catchment. There are smaller lakes in the system, Lough Derriana, Lough Namona, Lough Cloonaghlin both sea trout , brown trout and salmon can all be caught on these lakes.
For the angler who prefers to fish from the river bank there are 3 rivers, the Cummeragh, the Inny and Butlers Pool (Currane river) where great fun can be had after a flood.
The picturesque village of Waterville is a seaside village nestling between the Atlantic ocean and Lough Currane. There are a variety of pubs in the village where the thirsty fisherman can enjoy a few drinks and partake in the stories of the days fishing and the one that got away with the many local and visiting fishermen before retiring for a comfortable nights sleep in the many top class B&Bs , Guesthouses and Hotels.
The elusive Atlantic Spring Salmon can be caught on the Waterville system from mid March to mid May. Summer salmon and grilse enter the system from mid May, fly fishing is the preferred method but trolling can be quite rewarding as well.
Lough Currane has many experienced ghillies with a long tradition in fishing who can offer you excellent service and good advice. They provide a high standard of equipment for your enjoyment and safety. Some ghillies also offer boat-hire for the experienced angler. Anglers are encouraged to practice catch and release. A state license is required to fish the Waterville system.
For the angler who likes variety, Bass fishing is available on the beaches near Waterville. Bass are taken on the fly throughout the year, while great deep sea fishing is available locally in Caherciveen, Valentia Island and Derrynane.