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Many thanks to Kennedys Fine Furniture for facilitating this camera's location and to the Moyola Angling Club for capitally funding its installation. The Moyola River is a 27 mile waterway which cuts its course through the heart of mid-Ulster. The river is regarded as one of Northern Ireland's premier salmon and dollaghan [Lough Neagh trout] rivers, and also boasts healthy stocks of native brown trout. Rising high in the Sperrin Mountains above Draperstown, the Moyola makes its way past the towns of Tobermore, through Castledawson before entering Lough Neagh near Toomebridge. In the upper reaches, the character of the river is one of streams and fast flowing water with short deep pools. The river also swells in size, as the countless tributaries join with the main river. It is estimated that there are more than 130 miles of tributaries, which flow into the Moyola. The upper reaches are the destination of migrating salmon and dollaghan. Mill Street Bridge is the widest stone built single span bridge in Ireland.