Lough Currane

Waterville, Co. Kerry

Lough Currane
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About Lough Currane

Lough Currane in Waterville, Co. Kerry.

Lough Currane is one of the most famous fishing lakes in Co. kerry. It lies east of Waterville, is 2,500 acres in size, measuring 6.5km by 3km at its widest point. It is predominantly shallow, intersected by numerous rocks, islands and headlands. The lake is only 4 metres above sea level and the fish have a short migration through the Butler's Pool (River Currane), before entering the lake. Lough Currane has one of the earliest runs of spring salmon in Ireland. Salmon can be caught from the opening day of the season (17th January). The best method is to use a boat and cover know salmon lies. From mid March, you will find large speciment sea trout for which the lake is famous. Grilse are found from June onwards.

Angling Season
Salmon: 17th Jan to 30th Sept.
Sea Trout: 17th Jan to 30h Sept.
Brown Trout: 15th Feb to 30th Sept.

Anglers must have a salmon or sea trout licence to fish the lake. Licences can be purchased from the Waterville Angling Centre (Main Street, Waterville, Tel:+353 66 9474433), online at www.salmonlicences.ie or from any Inland Fisheries Ireland office.


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