We are currently offering 20% reduction in the cost of accommodation when a booking is made in conjunction with salmon fishing for next season 2013. Offer ends on 1st April 2013.
To book direct call the office on 0288 166 1683.
James Barry is currently undertaking his PHD thesis on the European eels, part of the field work for this project will be conducted on the lakes at Baronscourt.
James describes his project:
“There is now a large body of evidence from across the Europe that European eels are declining rapidly and in some places are now below a sustainable threshold. In the last 30 years, European eel (Anguilla anguilla) recruitment has decreased by 90% and current population levels are deemed to be outside safe biological limits in many parts of the species range. This has prompted significant research on all life stages of the European eel. The reasons for the decline are not clear because the species range is so vast and their life cycle incorporates two trans-Atlantic migrations.This study will examine in detail the population structure and seasonal movements of European eels within Baronscourt lakes. This unique study site will enable in-depth monitoring of eel population patterns within the lakes. The number of mature silver eels leaving Baronscourt lakes will also be monitored, this will enable us to investigate condition of eels leaving the system before they make their trans Atlantic migration to spawning grounds in the Sargasso Sea. Evidence gained from this project will be used to set meaningful targets and highlight appropriate management options to aid in achieving EU targets of long term recovery of the European eel”.