"People need to be aware of what they are putting down their drains."
That’s the message today from the Lough Sheelin Trout Protection Association (LSTPA) in the aftermath of a fish kill in Crover Stream, a tributary of Lough Sheelin, at the weekend.
Inland Fisheries Ireland is investigating the incident which resulted in the killing of wild brown trout, freshwater lamprey, stone loach, crayfish, snails, and other invertebrate life.
Inland Fisheries estimates that in excess of 1000 young trout up were killed in the incident.
LSTPA’s Eamon Ross says he is "very disappointed" over what has happened and is under no doubt that a pollutant entered the river and caused the damage.
"Something entered the river and killed the fish," he added.
"I'm not here to allocate blame on this.
"But what I am saying is that we am extremely disappointed about this.
"There is not a doubt but this was caused by some sort of spill that entered the river and had a massive impact on the fish."