Toby Gibbons of Westport was out fishing on Lough Carra recently and managed to catch this cracking brown trout on a wet fly. Tony estimated the fish to weigh around 4lbs. Much has been written in recent times about the demise in the quality of fishing on Carra, so it is great to see that she still holds some really good trout.

The development by IFI of management plans for Carra and other loughs will hopefully identify habitat deficits and water quality pressure points so that, where feasible, habitat restoration and development projects can be carried out; these should benefit future trout stocks on the loughs.

Tony reports that this fine fish was released to fight another day and that certainly won’t do any harm to trout stocks in the future.

Lough Carra