The Waterville System
13.5lbs 5ozs Irish Sea Trout Record
The river Cummeragh and the river Inny, five main lakes plus a number of hill loughs and small streams empty into the ocean at Waterville. Surrounded on all sides by water is how the village got its name. Specimen salmon and seatrout (sea-run wild brown trout) are regularly caught in these waters and sea trout are sometimes caught along the shore by opportunist anglers fly fishing for bass. Waterville sits in the middle of Ballinskelligs Bay, with a river on each side, and many good bass and sea trout marks all around the bay.
Lough Currane is four miles long and two miles at its widest point. It connects to the ocean via a 200 yard stretch of out flowing river and is the bottom lake on the system. Each season, the lake produces more specimen and trophy sized sea-run brown trout (seatrout) than all the other lakes in Ireland together. Panoramic scenery is provided by the Macgillycuddy Reeks that stretch 20km and are the only mountain peaks in Ireland over 1000 metres.
Lough Derriana is two miles long and one mile at its widest point. It is the top lake on the system that may be fished from a boat. A maximum of two boats share this lake.