Originally Posted by coolhandspan
too late now, season closed. in my honest opinion spinning for troutr on corrib should be either banned orcatch and release only. i have done it myself but stocks are crashing hard and wrfb are afraid to admit it..............
Have you any evidence to support that claim?
Whereas the most recent survey report (2008) conducted by IFI under the Water Framework Directive ( http://www.wfdfish.ie/wp-content/upl...eport_2008.pdf
) shows that "Brown trout CPUE was approximately twice as high in 2008 compared to 1996." This would appear to contradict your claim. But hey, what would the scientists know...
The survey was repeated in 2011 but the CPUE stats are not available on the website yet. I met an angler I know last week who had his best year for about a decade on the lake and was very happy with fish stocks. Its not proof, but its about as scientific as your claim that "stocks are crashing".
And BTW, if stocks were
crashing, IFI (not WRFB anymore) would be very concerned and would certainly not be hiding it, or "afraid to admit it".