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August 2012 Newsletter


Ulster Angling Federation
Development Officers Newsletter
For information purposes of all affiliated members. Could Secretaries please arrange to forward this to all members via e-mail and post it on their Association noticeboard.
Compiled by Robbie Marshall, Development Officer for the period 1st to 31st August 2012.
The following meetings were attended;

1st Banbridge,  Meeting with Irish Disabled Fly Fishing Association,

2nd Lisburn,  Attended the monthly UAF Directors meeting.

3rd – 5th Fintona,  Attended the Loughs Agency Angling Fair.

8th Belfast,  Meeting of the Fresh Water Task Force to discuss the Water Framework Directive.

9th Kesh,  Meeting of the Fermanagh Clubs and DCAL to discuss the Lower Lough Erne Fishery Programme.

15th Toome,  Meeting with Mr P. Close of Toome Eel Fishery to discuss issues on Lough Neagh.

20th Dunadry,  Meeting with NIEA and Antrim & District Angling Association to discuss a proposed hydroelectric scheme on the Six Mile Water.

21st Belfast,  Meeting with Friends of the Earth to discuss pollution and abstraction of water.

22nd Antrim,  Site meeting to discuss the features the Fresh Water Task Force will be bringing to the attention of the Environment Committee.

29th Belfast,  Meeting with Chairman to discuss outstanding issues.

31st Craigavon,  Conference to discuss the management of Designated Sites for conservation purposes. 

Correspondence / E-mails 

Letter to G Nelson of NIEA seeking a meeting to discuss those water bodies classified as moderate or worse due to fish populations.


Letter to DARD supporting Erne Melvin Enhancement Company application for a fish culture licence.

Further letter to Chief Executive of Waterways Ireland about the lack of progress in introducing the new bylaws for Lough Erne.

Letter to DCAL Minister requesting she raise the matter of the Lough Erne bylaws at the next North South Ministerial Council meeting.

E-mail to Seamus Connor of DCAL on the agreed points following the meeting with Fermanagh Clubs regarding the Lower Lough Erne Fishery Programme.

E-mail to Fermanagh club secretaries requesting catch returns from competitions.

E-mail to J Early of NIEA regarding the distribution to clubs of their new Invasive Species poster. 

E-mail to Garrison Lough Melvin club to appoint two delegates to attend the meeting with Minister Attwood on Fracking issues.

A third letter to the Chief Executive of Waterways Ireland regarding the lack of progress in introducing the new bye-laws for Lough Erne.

Further letter to N I Water seeking a response to my letter of 23rd July about the Garrison sewage works. 

Further letter to Environment Minister seeking a response to my letter of 23rd July regarding any scientific studies commissioned by the DOENI on Fracking.

Letter to NIEA Conservations Designations & Protection regarding the protection of salmon under Annex II of the Habitats Directive.

Letter to Newry & District Angling Association about the proposal for the erection of an anaerobic digestion facility at 60 Tandragee Road Newry.

Letter to Antrim & District Angling Association about a polluting discharge into the Ballymartin Water.


Discussions with

NIEA about Garrison sewage works, given the lake is designated as an ASSI and SAC.

DCAL about the situation on Lough Neagh regarding illegal nets etc.

INCOMING CORRESPONDENCE – AUGUST 2012
Note: "DO" denotes Development Officer, Robbie Marshall
        "JH" Jim Haughey, "MK" Madeleine and "GH" Gary Houston.
                                                            

Reference

Date

Sender

Subject

Action

UAF/13/92

1/8/12

NIEA

Classification of water bodies

To DO

UAF/07/89

4/8/12

D Ford,MLA, Justice Minister

Private Water Bailiffs fees

To DO

UAF/11/03

4/8/12

Member club

Draft DCAL Policy Doc. By UAF

To JH,DO&GH

UAF/02/93

4/8/12

DOE Planning Office

Hydro at Ballylinney Rd, Ballyclare

To JH

UAF/08/94

6/8/12

Dept of Fin. & Personal

NI Annual Business Enquiry

To A Ettie

--

9/8/12

Sport NI

Sportswatch Issue 144

To JH,DO &MK

UAF/1/12

10/8/12

A Attwood  MLA

Fracking Meeting

To DO

UAF/02/93

10/8/12

DOE

Hydro at Ballylinney Rd,Ballyclare

To JH

UAF/12/92

10/8/12

NIEA

The Maidens, Co Antrim,SAC

To JH

UAF/13/06

14/8/12

UCIT

Issue 27 Booklet

To DO

UAF/06/06

15/8/12

NIEA

Water(NI)Order 1999-745 Antrim Rd Templepatrick-discharge consent conditions

To DO

UAF/11/92

16/8/12

S & TA

Annual Auction

To DO & JH

UAF/02/92

17/8/12

A Heurtier,Friends of Earth-email via website

Pollution of lakes in N Ireland

To DO & JH

--

17/8/12

Kilkeel Angling Club

Request for member to become Director of Federation

To DO,JH & Directors meeting

UAF/09/06

18/8/12

Alternative A5 Alliance

Request for donation

To JH

UAF/06/06

18/8/12

NIEA

Application for discharge consent by BDO NI-745 Antrim Rd, Templepatrick.

To DO


UAF/01/92

19/8/12

Member club

Problems facing dollaghan in L Neagh

To DO

UAF/11/92

20/8/12

S & TA

Annual Auction

To all on email

UAF/07/92

20/8/12

DCAL

Acknowledgment of our letter/L Erne

To DO

UAF/02/93

20/8/12

Committee for Environment

Invitation to hydro power event

To DO

UAF/12/92

23/8/12

NIEA

SAC – Skerries & Causeway

To DO

--

23/8/12

Sport NI

Sportswatch Issue 145

To JH, DO & MK

UAF/13/92

23/8/12

NIEA

Meeting with WMU & DCAL

To DO

UAF/02/87

24/8/12

Rivers Agency

Draft Reservoir Safety Policv proposals

To DO

UAF/02/92

24/8/12

Waterways Ireland

Patrolling of L Erne

To DO

UAF/11/00

30/8/12

S Stephenson, NSPCC

Safeguarding in Sport conference

To DO & JH

UAF/1/12

30/8/12

G Brown@niassembly

Via website

Hydro electric scheme proposed for Glenn River, Down

To DO & JH

UAF/20/06

30/8/12

Mid Antrim AC

Selling off of waters

To DO

 
OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE –  AUGUST 2012

Reference

Date

Sent to

Subject

UAF/01/97

3/8/12

Jim Wilson

Letter re: resignation as director

--

3/8/12

To all on email

Atlantic Salmon Radio Tracking Project details

--

3/8/12

To all on email

Details of Safeguarding Conference

--

3/8/12

To all on email

SIFF document for consideration

--

3/8/12

A Ettie

Expenses form for DO and Ass Sec.

UAF/20/06

7/8/12

Finore Anglers Assoc.

Welcome letter as new members

--

8/8/12

4 Directors & 1 Hon. Member-post

Notice for Sept meeting, August Minutes, June & July Newsletters, SIFF document, details of Safeguarding Conference.

--

8/8/12

8 members & 2 others by post

August Minutes, June & July Newsletters, SIFF document, details of Safeguarding Conference.

--

8/8/12

Directors-by email

August Minutes, June & July Newsletters, Notice & Agenda Sept Meeting

--

8/8/12

Others on email

August Minutes, June & July Newsletters

--

8/8/12

Mike Shortt by email

As above

--

8/8/12

6 club members by email

June & July Newsletters

--

9/8/12

A Ettie, Treasurer

Details of new member

UAF/10/03

9/8/12

J Tener, DARD

Application for fish culture licence

UAF/13/92

9/8/12

G Nelson, NIEA

Classification of river bodies

--

13/8/12

All on email & website

Iveagh River Lagan Festival

UAF/07/92

14/8/12

DCAL Minister

Inability of Waterways Ireland to proceed with Bye-laws revision for L Erne.

UAF/07/92

14/8/12

Waterways Ireland

Lack of Bye-Laws for L Erne jet ski problems

--

20/8/12

J Early, DOE

List of member club details for mailing of posters

UAF/07/92

29/8/12

Waterways Ireland

Reply to letter from Waterways Ireland-L Erne

UAF/01/12

29/8/12

A Attwood, Minister

Request for info prior to meeting 5/9/12

UAF/03/92

29/8/12

G Butler, NI Water

Request for reply to our letter 23/7/12

UAF/12/92

30/8/12

B W MCCullough, NIEA

Request for copy of Habitats Directive Annex II

UAF/13/03

30/8/12

Newry & Dist. AC

Proposed erection of anaerobic digestion facility in Newry.

UAF/13/03

30/8/12

J McCartney, Loughs Agency

As above

UAF/06/06

30/8/12

Antrim & Dist. AC

Copies of letters from NIEA re: application for discharge consent at Templepatrick

--

31/8/12

Co Antrim members on email

Notice re: Dollaghan Trust meeting


Background research work on the following: -

Hydroelectric schemes; it is vital that clubs monitor developments in their area. Whilst the Federation are not opposed to all hydroelectric schemes, it is apparent that Licence conditions being applied by NIEA will not be sufficient to protect rivers, and need to be improved. 


Efforts are continuing to end all salmon sea netting in the old FCBNI area, and in the Foyle area. 
The Federation continue to press NIEA for an improvement to their Water Framework Directive 
proposals to protect water quality in NI.
The issue of illegal netting on Lough Neagh has been the subject of considerable effort by the Federation and this work continues. 
NOTICE FOR CLUB SECRETARIES

Poaching
Please ensure any potential poaching issues or information is forwarded to the Federation Development Officer as set out in the forms re-issued in July 11.

Private Water Bailiffs
It has come to the attention of the Federation that the court service are applying the charge of £100 for the appointment or renewal of Private Water Bailiffs. These charges are in line with the guidelines, however in the interim clubs should make one application for all renewals and appointments in this way clubs will then only be charged the one fee. The Federation are currently in discussions with the various authorities to try and resolve the issue.

Annual Maintenance
Rivers Agency has produced their annual maintenance programme for 2012/13. This is available to view on their website at: http://www.dardni.gov.uk/riversagency/index/flood-defence/rivers-agency-annual-watercourse-maintenance-programme.htm Each club should check to see if they will be effected. Cds containing the list of proposed works and the environmental scoping can be provided on request from Rivers Agency.

Catchment Stakeholder Group (CSG) Meetings
The next round of Water Framework Directive Catchment Stakeholder Group meetings are scheduled for October and November: please ensure your club is well represented at these meetings. This is your chance to raise local issues with the Catchment Officer regarding pollution and any matter affecting water or habitat quality. All the meetings start at 7.00 pm. The following are the dates and venues; 

02/10/12 Strangford & Lecale @ Down County Museum, Downpatrick.
09/10/12 Upper Neagh Bann @ Old Town Hall, Banbridge.
10/10/12 Bush & Glens @ Glenlough Community Centre, Carnlough.
16/10/12 Lower Neagh Bann @ Randalstown Arches Community Centre, 
              Main Street , Randalstown.
23/10/12 Carlingford & Mourne @ Ballybot House, Newry.
24/10/12 Erne & Melvin @ Belcoo Community Centre, Belcoo.
06/11/12 Lower Foyle @ Roe Valley Hospital, Limavady.
08/11/12 Belfast Lough & Lagan @ Mossley Mill, Newtownabbey.
21/11/12 Upper Foyle @ Silverbirch Hotel, Omagh


Development Officer: Mr Robbie Marshall, 
Mobile: 07713 652773
E-Mail: rob_f_marshall@hotmail.com

This Newsletter is available on the Federation website at http://www.ulsteranglingfederation.com/

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