HC Deb 04 April 1892 vol 3 c587

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that a man named Griffin was fined at the Petty Sessions Court in Sneem early in March for removing gravel from the River Onreagh at Inchmaleega, in the Kenmare fishery district, a place from which the public have had the right for the past 50 years of removing gravel; and whether he can state on what grounds Griffin was fined?


(who replied) said: I am informed that the man named was fined at the Petty Sessions on the prosecution of the Conservators of the Kenmare fishery district for having removed gravel from the spawning beds of salmon. People are only prevented from removing gravel from these rivers during the close season for salmon.