£4,000 loan helps to assist with the purchase of the sporting rights over 22 acres of land on Lough Foyle foreshore.

The Wildlife Habitat Trust (WHT) has granted a loan of £4,000 to Lough Foyle Wildfowlers Association towards the purchase of the sporting rights over 22 acres of land on Lough Foyle foreshore at Townland of Walworth.

The purchase by Lough Foyle Wildfowlers Association will help protect the club’s shooting opportunities whilst also providing access to other shooting areas.

Club chairman Mr Terry Young said: This has been a long and protracted transaction but due to the hard work and persistence of ourselves aided by Marford Mill and especially Laura Morrison at the Lisburn office we have overcome the problems and achieved a great result. Although a relatively small acreage, it was none the less vitally important because of its location. Being at the end of an access road it provides unhindered access to other areas controlled by LFWA and ensures our sport will continue and flourish.

Tim Russell, WHT secretary and director of conservation at BASC, said: “I am delighted that the WHT is helping Lough Foyle Wildfowlers Association buy these shooting rights, they will strengthen the club’s position on Lough Foyle and the shooting will benefit club members for many years to come. The WHT is always willing to help wildfowling clubs buy land for shooting and conservation.”

For more information Lough Foyle Wildfowlers Association membership contact the club on info@wildfowlers.com or go to: http://www.wildfowlers.com

For more information please contact the BASC press office on 01244 573052

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