Cullion fish farm to close

In attracting visitors to Westmeath, and helping the local economy, the top class game fishing found on the Mullingar lakes, Lough Owel and Lough Ennell and the two lakes a little further north, Lough Lene and Lough Derravaragh, is a major factor. Now however, comes the shock news that Lough Owel, as a brown trout fishery, may shortly become little more than a memory – because fish stocks will vanish, after the closure of Cullion Fish Farm.