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Ghillies in Waterville

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Information on Ghillies

Ghillies are professional hunting of fishing guides who have local knowledge of the fishing and hunting in the area.
Here is a list of the local Ghillies;

Tom O’Shea

Professional Ghillie & Boat Hire

Tom O’Shea is a fourth generation ghillie on Lough Currane with over thirty years experience fishing the Waterville system.The Fishing season here in Waterville, Co. Kerry, Ireland it is open from January 17th to October 12th.
All fishing tackle is supplied but you are more than welcome to use your own.  Accommodation can be arranged locally.

Address: Tarmons, Waterville, Co. Kerry.
Telephone: +353 66 9474146  OR +353 87  922 8659
E-mail: tomfishing@eircom.net Web: www.flyfishingatloughcurrane.com

Vincent Appleby

Guide and Instructor for salmon and trout fishing

Notes: Having ghillied on Lough Currane for nearly 30 years Vincent is a great choice for those looking for a guided service or flyfishing instruction on the Lake. All ages are catered for and even experienced anglers will benefit from the watercraft and fly-lore unique to Lough Currane. All tackle is provided and accommodation can be organised if required.

Address: Eureka Lodge, Caherdaniel West, Co. Kerry.
Telephone: +353 66 9475248
 salmonandseatrout@eircom.net Web: www.salmonandseatrout.com


Salmon and Sea-Trout fishing Guide.

Notes: Neil is a experienced guide on the famous Lough Currane system, home to Ireland’s largest sea-trout, and also noted for its salmon fishing. Boat and engine hire also available.

Address: Caherbarna, Waterville, Co. Kerry.
Telephone: +353 66 9474527 OR +353 87 9942792
oshealoughcurrane@eircom.net Web: www.oshealoughcurrane.ie

Val & Roger Baker, Ghillies and Saltwater Flyfishing Guide

Guides and Instructors for salmon trout and saltwater fly fishing.

Notes: Experienced guides and expert saltwater flyfishers, the Bakers offer flyfishing for brown trout, sea trout and Salmon in Lough Currane and other local rivers and lakes, as well as superb bass flyfishing. “Take your pick of the fishing during your stay with us. Mix bass sessions with salmon, trout and sea trout. Even have a session after pollock and wrasse. Follow a day fishing a lough with a ghille, by a day fishing the surf with a guide.”

Address: Cloghvoola Fishing Lodge, Cloghvoola, Waterville, Co. Kerry
Telephone: +353 66 9478009 Fax: +353 66 9678009

KB Fishing Ireland

Sea fishing guide

Notes: Kevin offers his clients over 20 years of highly successful fishing experience in and around the Waterville area as the longest established shore fishing guide in the locality. In his first season as an angling guide Kevin’s logbook recorded 106 bass caught 9.5 lbs of which 103 were tagged and returned alive to the water. Species other than bass caught on the fly include Pollack and mullet to 5.5 lbs.

Address: Kevin Brain, Waterville, Co. Kerry.
Telephone: +353 66 9474942
info@kbfishingireld.com Website: www.kbfishingireland.com

John Griffin

Salmon and trout fishing Guide

Notes: John is an experienced boatman and ghillie with over 20 years experience. Specialises in guided salmon and sea trout fishing on the famous Lough Currane, Ireland’s undisputed trophy sea trout lake. John comes well recommended by both clients and competitors alike.

Address: Tarmens East, Waterville, Co. Kerry.
Telephone: +353 66 9474370

Frank Donnelly, Lakelands Farm

Guide and Instructor for salmon and trout fishing

Notes:Based on Ireland’s best sea trout lake, Lough Currane.Frank is a professional angling guide and boatman and has his own boats for hire. All boats and engines are moored on the farm, 300 metres from the house, with easy access from the road with car park and boat shed. Sea angling can be arranged with local operators.

Address: Lakelands Farm, Lake Road, Waterville, Co. Kerry.
Telephone: +353 66 9474303
lakelands@eircom.net Website: www.lakelandshouse.com

John Murphy

Salmon and trout fishing Guide

Notes: John offers a comprehensive guide service, and with over 25 years experience of fishing this area, he can assure you that you will have a varied and rewarding angling experience. Specialises in guided fishing in the Waterville System, Killarney System, Caragh System, North Kerry and spate rivers such as the Kerry Blackwater and Sneem. In addition, John also has access to some private fishing on the Munster Blackwater which is regarded as Ireland’s premier Salmon Fishery.

Address: Glenbeg, Caherdaniel, Co. Kerry.
Telephone: +353 66 9475257 or +353 21 7331196

Waterville Fisheries Development Group, Lough Currane

Guides and Instructors from salmon and trout fishing

Notes: This site gives a list of Ghillies or Guides who through their knowledge and experience will allow you to fully realise the wonderful fishing that is on offer throughout the Waterville catchment. All our approved Ghillies are experienced boatmen with many years of angling behind them. All approved boatmen are insured.

Website: www.loughcurrane.com

John Quinlan

Salmon and Bass fishing Guide

Notes: John Quinlan works as a guide catering both for salmon and seatrout anglers and also for those who want a test of saltwater flyfishing. Actually the two types of fishing complement one another perfectly for, when conditions are calm and warm, and the salmon and seatrout refusing to take, the sea fishing is at its best making a welcome and exciting change from sitting on the beach.

Address: Thatch Cottage, Kenneigh West, Cahersiveen, Co Kerry.
Telephone: +353 (0)64 9474721
www.thatchcottageireland.co.uk Email: info@thatchcottageireland.co.uk 


Junior Scully


Terence Wharton

087-2100064 (Jnr)
087-0638231 (Snr)


Mike O’Dwyer, Waterville

066-9474081    or   087-6666873


Brod O’Sullivan, Stella Maris



Donal O’Shea,Tarmons, Waterville

066-9474146   or  087-7720922


Sylverster Donnelly, Raheen, Waterville