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Co Antrim’s Three Mile Water Struck by Second Fish Kill Incident in Three Months

29th August 2021
Dead trout in fish kill incident on Three Mile Water in Co Antrim in August 2021
Trout are among the fish found dead in the Three Mile Water on Friday Credit: Three Mile Water Conservation and Angling Association/Facebook

Co Antrim’s Three Mile Water has been afflicted by a second fish kill this summer — and a local angling group says it could take years to recover.

The Belfast Telegraph reports on the incident which was discovered on the river at Monkstown on Friday afternoon (27 August).

Trout, eels and even flounder that swim upstream from Belfast Lough are among the species affected in what the Three Mile Water Conservation and Angling Association has branded a “major fish kill”.

It comes less than three months after hundreds of trout were believed to have been killed on the same river in an incident the cause of which has not been identified.

The Belfast Telegraph has more on the story HERE.

MacDara Conroy

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MacDara Conroy is a contributor covering all things on the water, from boating and wildlife to science and business

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