Special protection for Wild Brown Trout on Lough Arrow

One of County Sligo’s most renown fishing lakes will now be managed to ensure that its wild brown trout not only survives but thrives.

Lough Arrow, on the Sligo/Roscommon border, is among about a half dozen western lakes for which former Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton has given special protection when it comes to its stocks of wild brown trout.

The Connacht Angling Council says it’s delighted with the move.

Spokesperson Tom Byrne has been telling Ocean FM News how significant it is, particularly in the effort to protect trout from pike, a predatory fish.