Police take action to tackle salmon poaching in Moyle

Local police officers have been working with the Glens and Margy Angling Clubs and DCAL bailiff to tackle the issue of salmon poaching in the Moyle area.

Sergeant David Armour from Ballycastle and Cushendall Neighbourhood Policing Team explains:

“Over the last year we have been responding to concerns of salmon poaching from rivers. We increased our patrols of the river banks and poaching equipment was recovered.

“We will continue to work with angling clubs and the water bailiff for the area to enhance our knowledge. Earlier this year, officers from the Neighbourhood Policing Team visited a local salmon station to learn about when and where the fish are at their most vulnerable to the poacher; this helps us target our operations.

“We are determined to prevent salmon poaching from happening and will continue to target known poaching hot spots.”