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Fisheries (Amendment) Byelaws (Northern Ireland) 1999

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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

1999 No. 12


Fisheries (Amendment) Byelaws (Northern Ireland) 1999


11th January 1999

Coming into operation

26th February 1999

The Fisheries Conservancy Board for Northern Ireland, in exercise of the powers conferred on it by section 26(1)(1) of the Fisheries Act (Northern Ireland) 1966(2) and of every other power enabling it in that behalf, with the approval of the Department of Agriculture hereby makes the following Byelaws:–

Citation and commencement

1.  These Byelaws may be cited as the Fisheries (Amendment) Byelaws (Northern Ireland) 1999 and shall come into operation on 26th February 1999.

Amendment of the Fisheries Byelaws (Northern Ireland) 1997

2.  The Fisheries Byelaws (Northern Ireland) 1997(3) shall be amended as provided in Byelaws 3 and 4.

List of Waters on which a Coarse Fishing Rod Licence is valid

3.  In Schedule 2 in the list of waters on which a coarse fishing rod licence is valid, under the headings County Antrim and County Londonderry there shall be added at the end of each paragraph–

(e)from immediately upstream of the Bann Bridge at Kilrea for approximately 300 metres.

List of Waters where there is no Close Season for Rainbow Trout

4.  In Schedule 4 in the list of rainbow trout waters where there is no annual close season for angling for rainbow trout–

(a)under the heading County Tyrone there shall be inserted after the reference to “Martray Lough”, a reference to “Rectory View Trout Fishery”, and

(b)after the reference to “Waterfall Lodge Trout Fishery”, under the heading County Down there shall be inserted–

County Fermanagh:

Lough Coolyermer.

Sealed with the Common Seal of the Fisheries Conservancy Board for Northern Ireland on 11th January 1999.


Dr. J. Parsons



W.F. Smith


The Department of Agriculture hereby approves the forgoing Byelaws.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Agriculture on 13th January 1999.


G. Lavery

Assistant Secretary

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Byelaws.)

These Byelaws designate a number of waters as rainbow trout waters for the purposes of Byelaw 76 of the Fisheries Byelaws (Northern Ireland) 1997 which provides that there shall be no close season for angling for rainbow trout in waters so designated. They also designate a further section of the Lower River Bann as a coarse fishery on which a coarse fishing rod licence is valid.

These Byelaws differ from the previous Byelaws in that Lough Coolyermer, County Fermanagh and Rectory View Trout Fishery, County Tyrone have been designated as Rainbow Trout Waters, and the section of the Lower River Bann, from immediately upstream of the Bann Bridge at Kilrea for approximately 300 metres to a line across the River from the southwesternmost end of Kilrea Wood where the existing tow path reaches a hedge, has been designated as a coarse fishery.


As amended by S.I. 1991/1446 (N.I. 13) Article 8(3)

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