HC Deb 26 July 1904 vol 138 c1199

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that net fishing has been practised recently on the Upper Bann contrary to the law; and, if so, will the Government take immediate steps to put an end to this illegal conduct.

(Answered by Mr. Wyndham.) The Department has received complaints relative to alleged illegal netting in the Upper Bann, which were communicated to the conservators of the district in whom the enforcement of the inland fishery laws is vested. The Department has recently decided to make a grant towards the funds of these conservators for the purpose of the protection of the fisheries of Lough Neagh and its tributaries. This will enable better supervision to be effected.