DCAL takes stock in NW

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Carál Ní Chuilín’s officials have replenished a number of lakes outside Londonderry with two thousand trout.

The Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure recently stocked Moorlough, Lough Ash and Binevenagh with takeable fish in July 2015.

Five hundred Rainbow Trout were released into Binevenagh on top of the mountain outside Limavady.

The same amount of the same species was released into Moorlough outside Donemana.

Meanwhile, 1,000 Brown Trout were released into Lough Ash, also outside Donemana.

Fisheries in the Public Angling Estate are stocked with takeable fish from Movanagher Fish Farm.

Binevenagh lies on a basalt plateau that towers over the Lough Foyle lowlands. It is stocked with rainbow trout.

Moorlough is a stocked mountain lake of sixteen hectares, providing excellent fishing for both brown and rainbow trout. It is signposted off the Donemana to Plumbridge road.

And the 15.3 hectare Lough Ash nestles in the mountains above Donemana.

It also enjoys easy proximity to the Plumbridge to Donemana road.

The Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure (DCAL) announced replenishment of the local lakes as part of its regular July stocking of departmental waters.

The lakes were the only game fisheries in the Londonderry area stocked last month.