Anglers at West Baldwin, Cringle, Ballure, Clypse and Kerrowdhoo Reservoirs will soon have the chance to test their skills and be one of a select few to catch a monster trout.
By the end of May, 10 trout, each weighing at least 10 lbs, and some a lot more, will have been released in the reservoirs.
The fish have been supplied by Troutlodge, the company which leases the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture’s fish hatchery at Cornaa and which supplies rainbow trout to the island’s reservoirs. Most of the trout released each year weigh two to three pounds so one of these 10 will be quite a catch for any lucky angler.
Agriculture Minister Phil Gawne MHK said: ‘I’m very pleased with the feedback my department has received from anglers regarding the quality of rainbow trout supplied by Troutlodge.
‘If you’re lucky enough to catch one of these supersize fish, we’d really like to hear from you.
‘Either telephone 685857, email email@example.com or you post to the DEFA Fisheries Facebook page.’
Gary Charsley, managing director of Glen Wyllin Trout Farm (Troutlodge), said: ‘We remain committed to providing the islands’ anglers with a variety of good quality trout – and these large fish should provide an exciting and excellent challenge’.