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Hundreds of Trout Lost in Co Antrim Fish Kill

4th June 2021
One of several hundred trout killed in an alleged pollution incident on the Three Mile Water over the spring bank holiday
One of several hundred trout killed in an alleged pollution incident on the Three Mile Water over the spring bank holiday Credit: Three Mile Water Conservation & Angling Association/Facebook

Authorities in Northern Ireland are investigating a fish kill that’s claimed hundreds of trout in a stretch of the Three Mile Water in Co Antrim.

According to BBC News, many of the dead trout “were sizeable fish of spawning age”.

Officials at the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (Daera) have not identified the origin of the alleged pollution incident.

It is also understood that water levels in the river have been low following the recent warm and dry weather spell. BBC News has more on the story HERE.

In other NI angling news, a Portadown man has been fined £1,000 after admitting a series of offences at the north lake in Craigavon, as ArmaghI reports.

At a recent sitting of Craigavon Magistrates’ Court, Gareth McLoughlin was convicted of fishing without a licence and permit, fishing on a closed fishery, obstruction and failing to provide his name and address to fisheries officers in an incident on 12 January 2020.

The court heard McLoughlin was observed angling with four rods at a lake which was at the time closed to angling, and fled the scene when challenged.

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