Around £10,000 will be spent on stocking the loch at Lochore Meadows Country Park over the coming months.
In a move by Fife Coast and Countryside Trust, a number of local fishermen and experts in angling related activities, together with locally elected members, have been brought together to find a sustainable model for running the fishery, and fishing permits will now be required.
Over the coming five months, the loch will be stocked with rainbow trout, and changes will also see permits and tickets needed once again for bank fishing.
Ian Laing, park manager at Lochore Meadows Country Park, said: “I’m delighted to announce that stocking of fish at Lochore Meadows will once again be possible, and look forward to welcoming fishermen and women from across Fife and beyond back to our loch.”
Permit checks will be carried out on a regular basis, while it is hoped that funds raised from the sale of permits can be put towards stocking the loch in future years.
The announcement, which comes after funding to subsidise the fishery provision was removed by Fife Council in March, was warmly received at a recent Lochore Meadows Fishing Club meeting. The Forth District Salmon Fisheries Board are also investigating the potential of using Lochore Meadows as a study area to monitor the migration upstream of salmon and sea trout.