For this week’s episode Tom & Daire are joined by Paddy Gargan, the recently retired IFI fisheries scientist who has a wealth of knowledge about fish conservation, habitat restoration and stock numbers.

Paddy Gargan on a lifetime of fisheries’ management & his love of Connemara sea trout

Paddy talks about the huge changes he has seen during his career as well as his own love of sea trout fishing and he lets them know about a book he is currently working on detailing the sea trout fisheries of Connemara.

Paddy is also asking for help from people who have any archive material relating to sea trout in Connemara – be it photos, catch records, stories, maps, anything that will help him in researching and writing the book.

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P Gargan 8lb sea trout 1987

If you have something that you think might be of help you can send it on to him at [email protected].

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