SALMON stocks in the River Feale are plummeting towards an all-time low and could result in fishing being banned on the river from as early as next year, local anglers have warned.

The number of salmon passing through an official counter on the Feale near Listowel in the first six months of 2012 was just 1,055, a fall of more than 50% from the same time last year. These latest figures mean that it is increasingly possible that salmon fishing will be prohibited on the Feale in 2013, as the number of salmon on the river this year could fall short of a conservation quota…..

Limerick Leader, 04/09/12. Read the article ‘Salmon stocks on county limerick river hit record low’