An extensive fish rescue operation following the partial collapse of an historic weir at Ballincollig Regional Park has resulted in up to 10,000 fish being saved.

Staff from Inland Fisheries worked throughout the weekend to save fish trapped in a canal that was in danger of drying up after damage to the weir halted the flow of water from the River Lee.

A spokesperson for Inland Fisheries said yesterday that staff, working in the park since Friday, had saved thousands of fish, including roach, rudd, bream, salmon, brown trout, lampreys, eels and gudgeon….

Irish Examiner 22/12/2014 Read the article ‘Rescue operation saves 10,000 fish after weir collapse in Ballincollig