Time for Reflection

You may have seen across social media an article by Rachel Salvidge from the ENDS team on the future of the Natural England HGB project. See  Article We have been unable to confirm whether this is correct as all communications on the matter are referred to Fish Legal. But, if correct, then this is significant…

Citizen Scientists gain accreditation on the River Wensum at Swanton Morley

On Saturday 24th July 2021 seven individuals including local anglers and conservationists were successfully trained in the safe methods of collecting freshwater invertebrates from the bed of a watercourse as part of the Riverfly Partnership project (https://www.riverflies.org). The individuals had previously achieved to a competent standard a certificate of achievement from an online theoretical course…

New Season and new Hope

Well here we are again and if like me all excited for the start of a new river season. What will it bring this year, that’s the mystery of it all. This time last year the easing of the pandemic restriction allowed angling, but not in any form of competitive gathering. This year things are…

Hoveton Great Broad a year on the saga continues

Some of the latest progress with the ongoing saga unfolding in the Broads. NE’s controversial biomanipulation project includes the erection of barriers in the broads to prevent access for bream. It does not include dealing with the sources and causes of pollution including sewage and agriculture. NE received planning permission for the scheme in 2016…

Wensum Comparative Survey Analysis

After much effort I have obtained the data for fish survey reporting on the Wensum and two other comparable rivers, the Upper Ouse and the river Gipping. The report attached looks at the density and biomass of Roach, Dace, Chub, Perch and Pike, with specific focus on Roach, once so infomass on the Wensum. The…