Anglers are being encouraged by Loughs Agency to log and submit their fishing effort, catches and fish releases for the 2019 angling season in Foyle and Carlingford.
Whenever anyone buys a rod licence to fish for salmon and sea trout in Foyle and Carlingford they are legally obliged to let Loughs Agency know if they have caught fish and how many times they went fishing. This information can now be easily recorded through the elicence website.
John McCartney, Director of Conservation and Protection said ‘this is really important information because it enables our scientists to understand how many fish are caught, taken or returned back to the river and how much time anglers put into catching those fish. It provides an indication of how well stocks are doing and if we need to take any action should catches take a turn for the worst.’