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Citation, commencement and application

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Foyle Area and Carlingford Area (Angling) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 and shall come into operation on 5th May 2010.

(2) These Regulations apply to the Foyle Area and the Carlingford Area.

Amendment of the Foyle Area and Carlingford Area (Angling) Regulations 2001

2.—(1) The Foyle Area and Carlingford Area (Angling) Regulations 2001(1) are amended in accordance with paragraphs 2 to 6.

(2) In regulation 2 (interpretation) insert at the appropriate place—

“the defined mouth”, in relation to the River Foyle, means the mouth of that river as defined by instrument dated 8th February 1864 made under section 17 of the Salmon Fishery (Ireland) Act 1863;(2).

(3) In regulation 4 (prohibitions and restrictions)—

(a)after paragraph (1) insert—

(1A) A person shall not retain any salmon, sea trout or brown trout taken by rod and line from the waters of the River Finn or River Foyle described in Schedule 2A.;

(b)after paragraph (4) add—

(5) A person shall not use or attempt to use any hook other than a single barbless hook, the gape of which does not exceed 7mm while angling for salmon, sea trout or brown trout in the waters of the River Finn or River Foyle described in Schedule 2A..

(4) In regulation 5 (restrictions on bait) after paragraph (4) add—

(5) A person shall not use or attempt to use any earthworm as a bait while angling for salmon, sea trout or brown trout in the waters of the River Finn or River Foyle described in Schedule 2A..

(5) In regulation 7 (restrictions on number and size) in paragraph (2) after “or (e)” insert “or any salmon, sea-trout or brown trout from the waters of the River Finn or River Foyle described in Schedule 2A”;

(6) After Schedule 2 (waters in which angling is prohibited) insert the Schedule set out in the Schedule.

Given under the Seal of the Foyle, Carlingford and Irish Lights Commission on 31st March 2010.

Legal seal

R.J.D Anderson

Chief Executive of the

Loughs Agency

Approved by the North/South Ministerial Council on 31st March 2010.

T Hanney

Joint Secretary of the

North/South Ministerial Council

M Bunting

Joint Secretary of the North/South Ministerial Council

being persons authorised by the North/South Ministerial Council to signify approval on its behalf.