The CEO and the board of Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) are failing to do a job that they are paid for, in securing the future of the wild brown trout on lakes in south Mayo. That’s the view expressed by Ballinrobe based Fine Gael councillor, Michael Burke, at this week’s monthly meeting of Mayo County Council.
The councillor claims that wild brown trout ,that were the bedrock of fishing tourism in south Mayo over the past number of decades, are seriously declining in numbers. He believes that the management of the lakes by the IFI is at fault.
A delegation of elected councillors have now sought a meeting with the CEO and board members of the IFI to demand that a management plan for Lough Mask and its hinterland be put in place immediately.
Councillor Burke has been outlining his concerns to Midwest News