Thursday, 3 April 2014

Save The Brown Trout: Huge 14 lb. Wild Brown Trout Caught at Lough Muckn...


This 14lb Brown Trout caught on Lough Muckno was photographed following a long effort to revive it which unfortunately failed. It fell to a Pike anglers dead bait and was not the quarry sought. The lake contains moderate to small numbers of large ferrox brown trout and they are regarded as one of the lakes hidden treasures for a long time now, rarely targeted except by a few known experts who thankfully return everyone to the water alive as a matter of course.

The loss of this fish is disappointing but it is our ardent wish at lough Muckno that these beautiful specimens not be targeted into the future. The angler involved caught the fish by accident and not design, pike being his target but he greatly regrets the failure to revive it following a prolonged effort to do so. As most pike anglers know these are prized specimens not capable of withstanding the rigours of being caught and landed by conventional pike tactics.

All fair-minded and common sense anglers will agree that the last thing we need now if for these specimens to be targeted following this unfortunate exposure. Please return all fish to the lake alive and target species only with appropriate gear, bearing in mind the frailty of some beautiful fish like this one.


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