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Anglers’ Anger Over Fish Kill in Co Antrim River

12th May 2020
Members of Glenavy Conservation and District Angling Club with some of the dead fish they retrieved from the Glenavy River at the weekend Members of Glenavy Conservation and District Angling Club with some of the dead fish they retrieved from the Glenavy River at the weekend Photo: Glenavy Conservation and District Angling Club/Facebook

Anglers in Co Antrim have expressed their anger after more than 1,000 wild brown trout were killed in a pollution incident at the weekend.

As the Belfast Telegraph reports, members of the Glenavy Conservation and District Angling Club spotted a number of distressed fish gasping for air in the Glenavy River on Friday (8 May).

An initial count of some 500 dead fish was later doubled to over 1,000, linked to what the angling club suggests was a pollution incident close to the Gobranna Road in Glenavy.

“Hundreds, possibly thousands” of other, smaller fish such as stone loach were also “wiped out” in the fish kill, says club chairman Anthony McCormack.

The Belfast Telegraph has more on the story HERE.

MacDara Conroy

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