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Reporting Illegal Fishing

If you notice illegal fishing activity, please click the Waterwatch image to open the app and make a report to Loughs Agency.  Information received will be processed in accordance with our Privacy Policy

Click this to go to the pollution or illegal fishing reporting form

Click the image above to make a report on the WaterWatch reporting tool.

This simple, easy to use app allows you to record and send details of illegal fishing or water pollution within Loughs Agency areas.  It will include the GPS location, along with photos (where appropriate) so Fishery Officers can respond without delay. By reporting incidents you can do your bit in protecting the nation’s fish stocks and habitat for future generations.

Additional details can be supplied such as the vehicle registration, a landmark and river/lake name or indeed anything that will help with the investigation. You can set the location of the incident on the map, so investigating staff will have pin point accuracy of where the incident is taking place.  You can remain anonymous or you can add your name, phone no. and email. You will then receive an email with an incident number should you wish to follow up the report.  Please note caution should be taken when photographing an incident. If taking photos, you do so at your own risk.

Alternatively, to report illegal fishing activity or pollution, please contact Loughs Agency using our 24-hour response line – Tel: +44 (0) 28 71 342100.  We would be grateful for detailed information about the location, what you saw and when you saw it. Please leave your contact telephone number.  During normal office hours, your call will be answered by Loughs Agency staff. Outside office hours, it will be dealt with through our automated telephone system. When you are connected to the automatic system, you will be advised to press 1 for emergencies that require immediate attention. You will then be transferred to the duty Inspector.  For non-emergencies, you will asked to press 2 to leave a message which will be picked up the next working day.

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.