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Saturday, 12 May 2012

Fermanagh Farmer Blocks Access to River Spot Popular with Anglers

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#ANGLING - A landowner in Co Fermanagh has blocked access to a slipway and moorings used by anglers on his land, as BBC News reports.

Fishermen found the road leading to the site blocked by hay bales after the 10-year lease for access to the facility, near Castle Caldwell on Lower Lough Erne, expired recently.

It is believed that the landowner had reported a number of concerns regarding use of the site to the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure (DCAL), alledging that some fishermen had been blocking access to his land with their cars and startling farmers' cattle with car horns.

The slipway at the mouth of the Garvary River, which was built with public funds, is reportedly one of the few places boats can be launched between Belleek and Kesh, a popular spot for angling in Northern Ireland.

DCAL says it is negotiating with the landowner and farmers to reopen the lane.

BBC News has more on the story HERE.

 

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