Anglers on the River Fane, which flows from Monaghan into the Irish Sea below Dundalk, will only be able to ‘catch and release’ fish caught in the river due to a ban imposed just before Christmas by Inland Fisheries Ireland.

The ban was implemented on December 24th due to the depletion in stock of salmon in what was the last river open for angling on the east coast of Ireland.

A report in yesterday’s Sunday Independent blamed pollution from IRA diesel launderers for the depletion in stocks.

The paper claims there has been a ten-fold decrease in the amount of salmon, brown trout and sea trout being caught in the river system over the past two decades…..

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