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Irish Brown Trout

Brown trout thrive in most waters and as such are found well spread over most of Ireland. In many areas fisheries are specifically managed for them; however they are also found in waters containing large stocks of pike and coarse fish. Irish trout come in a variety of forms; Sonaghan, Gilaroo, Harvester, Croneen, Dollaghan, Ferox even Slob and Sea trout. Sonaghan are unique to Lough Melvin.


Ferox trout: See ‘relevant links’ for further information.


Gillaroo


A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837) mentions the "esteemed" Gillaroo trout and its presence in Lough Corrib, describing it as "abundant". See ‘relevant links’.

Croneen

It is reported that the croneen exists in the Owenriff River at Oughterard, Co. Galway which flows into Lough Corrib. The best time to fish for the croneen is at dusk or at night with a small dark seatrout fly. For further information see the Inland Fisheries Ireland website (go to ‘relevant links’.

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 Fish breeds in Lough Corrib

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