Angling reports and updates

A collection of reports and updates concerning Angling issued by the Department.

Latest update

September 2016: The Department has received reports of the presence of a blue green algae incident at Muckross Bay, Kesh, Lower Lough Erne.  This may produce toxins causing illness such as skin rashes, eye irritation, vomiting, fever, diarrhoea and muscle pains.  If you suspect blue-green algae to be present in the water, it is advisable to take the following  precautions:

  • Avoid skin contact with the water and the algae scum
  • Do not drink the water
  • Do not eat fish caught in the infected area

Annual reports

Salmon and Inland Fisheries Annual Reports are available for the following years:

Proposals for a Fisheries Bill

Documents relating to the consultation on policy proposals for a Fisheries Bill by the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure:

Population monitoring

Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute report on the population structure and genetic stock identifaction of Lough Neagh brown trout.

The Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute, on DCAL's request, carried out a survey of pike in known spawning areas of Lower Lough Erne from 11 to 14 March 2013.

Post kill investigations

Post fish kill investigation and fish assessment of Brantry Lough Co Tyrone - November 2014:

Social and economic impact of angling

A report prepared for the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure, the Loughs Agency of the Foyle, Carlingford and Irish Lights Commission and the Northern Ireland Tourist Board on the social and economic impact to Northern Ireland, and areas within the Loughs Agency, of recreational fisheries, angling and angling resources.


If you require a copy of any of these reports, please contact the Inland Fisheries Group.

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