Here are some transcripts of newspaper articles both here and in the USA on trout shipped from Roscrea to New York in 1961
Live fish to fly in jetliner
A CARGO of brown trout will make Irish commercial and aviation history today by being flown alive in a jet airliner from Shannon to New York in special water-
They will go on show at the American National Outdoor Exposition in New York Colisseum as typical specimens of Irish river and lake fish. A trout fishing competition has also been arranged and the winner will receive a free trip to Ireland. Public Relations said yesterday: Mr. Bart Cronin of Aer Lingus "Examples of this fine type of trout we have in Ireland should be a big incentive to the contestants, apart from the attraction of the holiday." . The American fishermen, how ever, will not see really big Irish trout as they do not stand up to the journey. "The American anglers are normally satisfied with' the seven-
Recently a novel type of angling competition took place in a small pond somewhere in New York. The winner of the event received a prize of a week's angling holiday in Ireland. However, to make the lucky angler more acclimatised to the type of fish he was going to encounter in Ireland, large Irish trout were flown out to the Public Relations Manager of Aer Lingus, in New York from the Inland Fisheries Trust Fish Farm at Fanure, Roscrea. The method used was
Before the competition took place headlines appeared on the leading American newspapers "Four Killed In Crash." Actually, it was four trout out of the consignment being flown out, and not four human beings as everybody imagined. It seems that the van which collected the trout from the airport had a slight crash .