Crimes prompt calls for CCTV cameras. Three boat engines were stolen in the last two weeks from Cahir Pier and Burke’s Island on Lough Mask, close to Ballinrobe.
The engines, which can fetch up to €3,500, were all owned by local people. Two of the engines, were taken at popular visitors’ spot Cahir Pier, approximately three miles from the town, and the other was taken at Burke’s Island, which can be accessed by road.
World Cup Trout Fly Fishing Committee member Denis Kelleher appealed to anglers yesterday (Monday) to ensure their boat engines are secure and all belongings are taken from their boats.
Mr Kelleher described the thefts as a ‘sad kind of situation’.
“It’s prevalent around the country, and it has happened on Lough Corrib, but it’s the first time it’s happened here. It’s something I had hoped would stay away from the area,” said Mr Kelleher.
Mr Kelleher suggested that with one road in and out of both areas, a CCTV system should be looked at as a deterrent at the locations…..

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