Challenging Times across the Broads

Much has been happening since my last post back in August on Water needs and balances. The Angling Trust has been in the media on this subject and have launched a campaign called anglers against pollution last week. https://anglingtrust.net/get-involved/anglers-against-pollution/ I raised this a couple of weeks back on the subject of how the Broadland Rivers…

Wensum Partnership update Oct 2020

Dear Subscriber, We hope this circular finds you all in good health at this challenging time. We have had a fair amount of progress across the Wensum Catchment Partnership this year and feel it is timely to share these developments with our fellow members I’m pleased to announce the first Wensum Catchment Steering Group meeting…

Court Papers Issued against EA and NE

I can confirm today that BASG & AT have through Fish Legal served a high court submission for a Judicial Review against the Environment Agency and Natural England with regard to the Environment Agency’s (EA’s) decision to grant a Flood Risk Activity Permit (FRAP) on 23 July 2020 for fish barriers on Hoveton Great Broad…

Wensum Survey Report 2019

After some lengthy discussions with the EA we finally have a more detailed fisheries report on the health of the river Wensum and it’s fish stock. Many thanks to Jeff Compton and team for pulling this together. River-Wensum-2019-report Jeff Compton Bsc Msc Environment Monitoring officer (A&R) Fish East Anglia Environment Agency, Dragonfly House, 2 Gilders…

NE Papers on Hoveton Proposals Exposed

After months of trying, via Fish Legal we have being provided the documents that the EA seemingly judged as more relevant than their own fishery experts. These fishery documents come without an author and date of creation. [1] Hoveton Project creating a sustainable future for the Bure system (002) … [2] Annex 1 – Fish…

EA blunders over Hoveton Great Broad Press Release

The Angling Trust and BASG issued a joint press release today following the response from the EA on the pending  Fish Legal legal challenge. The press release is hosted on the AT website accessible on the link below. https://anglingtrust.net/2020/09/09/environment-agency-ignores-its-own-experts-trying-to-protect-vital-fish-spawning-grounds-in-norfolk-broads/ BASG States: It’s unbelievable that the EA Management appear to  ignore the science and its own…