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Fish Stock Survey of Templehouse Lake, August 2021

The lake is well known for its pike and coarse fishing and supports populations of pike, roach, roach x bream hybrids, bream, perch and eels. Templehouse Estate promotes angling and regularly plays host to fishing competitions. Densities of pike have been described by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI Ballina) as good, with individuals of up to 13.6kg present.

The lake was surveyed in 1980 by the Inland Fisheries Trust and was found to have good stocks of bream, rudd and pike. More recently Templehouse Lake was surveyed in 2008, 2011 and 2014 as part of the Water Framework Directive surveillance monitoring programme. Roach and perch dominated fish stocks on the latter survey occasion with roach x bream hybrids, pike and eels also captured. Brown trout and gudgeon were recorded on earlier sampling surveys.

This report summarises the results of the 2021 fish stock survey carried out on the lake using Inland Fisheries Ireland’s fish in lakes monitoring protocol. The protocol is WFD compliant and also provides insight into fish stock status in the lake

Topics: Lake Surveys 2021 |