The Brown trout is both a major resource for tourists and recreational anglers, as well as being an important and unique component of Irish biodiversity. Caring for the welfare of our wild trout and the wellbeing of the rivers and loughs which support them, is a fundamental role of the lough sheelin trout protection association. Read More
Due to the Cover House being fully booked we have had to move the date of out Stream Rehabilitation Competition to SUNDAY THE 2ND OF OCTOBER
The competition brochure and entry form can be downloaded here.
The Annual agm took place on the Friday the 22nd of January and was very well attended. The proposed new bylaws were read out which were debated and were generally accepted by the members,
this is a massively important time for the club as for the first time there will be no confusion regarding trolling, bag limits etc, the aim of the new bylaw is to set in stone rules and regulations pertaining to Lough Sheelin.
A special word of thanks must go to to Oisin Nsaughtan Chief Inspector with Inland Fisheries Ireland for accepting his invitation to attend, Oisin gave a summary of IFIs standing regarding the proposed new bylaws for Lough Sheelin and took questions from members. Again the members have decided to keep the annual membership to Lough Sheelin Trout Protection Association at 30 euros.
Its NOT OK for anglers to sit on the fence supporting nothing but reaping the rewards from hard work and subscriptions every other member has made so PLEASE ask others to join L.S.T.P.A. we are going to have to invest more and more money into the lake because government grants and funds are being squeezed all the time. Again thank you everyone for attending the agm and tight lines for 2016.
Lough Sheelin (from Irish: Loch Síodh Linn meaning "lake of the fairy pool") is a limestone freshwater lough (lake) in Ireland located in County Westmeath, County Meath and County Cavan near the village of Finea and the town of Granard County Longford.
Some people would say that Sheelin is the best trout lough in Ireland Read More
After our recent meetings with the IFI it has become very clear that the funds available to protect Lough Sheelin are becoming ever more squeezed. As a club we are going to have to invest more of our own funds into trying to prevent the rapid decline Lough Sheelin will suffer if we let this happen. Read More
Over recent years there has been an emphasis on the development catch and release practices to increase the likelihood that released fish will survive. Effective catch and release fishing techniques avoid excessive fish fighting and handling times, avoid damage to fish skin, scale and slime layers by nets, dry hands and dry surfaces (that leave fish vulnerable to fungal skin infections). Read More