Poachers are to blame for the dramatic fall in fish numbers in the Royal Canal around Mullingar and the subsequent collapse of angling tourism over the last decade, according to a local fisherman.
Last week the Westmeath Examiner reported that anglers had stopped fishing the canal around the town due to the alarming drop in fish numbers in the last ten years….
Westmeath Examiner 11/02/2015 Read the article ‘Royal Canal ‘lost as a fishery’ thanks to poachers say anglers