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04 June 2008

Moyola Angling Asscoiation will be seeking further information from the EHS after an apparent sewage spill into the Moyola on Sunday.

The polllution was discovered on Sunday evening, and a call was made immediately to the Pollution Hotline. An EHS officer attended the reported incident at Mulnavoo Road ford just outside Draperstown.

However, the polllution appeared to be more evident on Monday morning at the same location and a further call was made to the Pollution Hotline. There were no reports of fish killed.

The nature of the pollution [sewage or otherwise] and the source of the pollution have not been communicated to the Club at this stage. The club will be seeking to find out these answers and to clarify if any samples had been taken.

With the prevailing low water conditions anglers and members of the public should be ever more vigilant to pollution as the oxygen content of the river will be lower than normal, making the fish much more vulnerable. Anyone reporting an incident should log the date and time of calls made or received and record any responses given and ask for a incident reference number to follow the incident.

More pictures from Mill Lough

Patsy and Maura Harkin have forwarded some excellent pictures of the recent trip to Mill Lough, which you can view here...

C lub competition

On a brighter note...Willy Darragh has reported another great attendance at Monday night's competition which was won by Sean McGlinchey - his best trout was 12oz.

Douglas River restocking

FCB officer Eric Barfoot gave the Moyola a helping hand last week when he helped stock salmon and dollaghan fry into the Douglas River, as a part of a restocking programme in respect of a pollution incident in the river several years ago.

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