POACHERS are decimating Atlantic salmon stocks on the Mulcair every day of the week say the Shannon, Mulcair and District Anglers.

They say it is happening up and down the river but especially at Ballyclough weir, where it is like “shooting fish in a barrel”.

“There is a gang of up to 10 men standing on top of that weir and they are stroke hauling fish everyday. This involves dragging a large treble hook across the base of the weir to foul hook salmon and seriously damage others by removing large chunks of flesh on fish that break free,” said a spokesperson on behalf of the angling group

……Limerick Leader….28/06/12…..read full article…