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Advice to anglers on reporting unusual catches

Advice to anglers on reporting unusual catches

Date: 04/06/2021


If you suspect you have caught an escaped farmed Atlantic salmon, escaped farmed Rainbow trout, escaped farmed Brown trout, non-native Pink salmon or a fish displaying external or internal signs of disease please implement the advice below:

  • Please report any suspected catches of escaped farmed Atlantic salmon, Rainbow trout or Brown trout, non-native Pink salmon or diseased Atlantic salmon to DAERA Inland Fisheries anglingcorrespondence@daera-ni.gov.uk or Loughs Agency general@loughs-agency.org.
  • If possible take a picture prior to release and attach this to any report.
  • Do not dispatch fish unless in line with current fisheries regulations and bag limits.
  • DAERA Inland Fisheries and Loughs Agency will monitor reports and develop further advice if required.

COVID-19 UPDATE

Following the Government’s advice in relation to COVID-19, Loughs Agency has put in place a number of measures to maximise our capacity to continue to deliver our services as best we can.