Environement agency care and protection of our rivers
Posted 11 May 2012 - 10:16 AM
Many stretches of river are left with very little water after a flood has occured. Its espescially bad if the flood has subsided just before a weekend or a bank holiday as they will not pay overtime for staff to go and close the flood gates that they have opened wide to allow flood water to escape as quickly as possible.
As anglers we complain regularly but they do not care.
Its nice to see other wildlife interested parties complaining now. At least it has got the papers interested when a swans nest is left in the mud.
Posted 11 May 2012 - 06:09 PM
The EA gets a lot of its' money from anglers but when it comes to protecting fish, it seems they don't give a flying fig unless it involves salmon or trout, then they'll bend over backwards.
Species caught in 2013: Beech, Elder, Hawthorn, Oak, Right Earlobe, Scots Pine.
Species caught in 2012: Ash, Aspen, Beech, Big Nasty Stinging Nettle, Birch, Copper Beech, Grey Willow, Holly, Hazel, Oak, Wasp Nest (that was a really bad day), White Poplar.
Species caught in 2011: Black Thorn, Crab Apple, Elder, Fir, Hawthorn, Horse Chestnut, Oak, Passing Dog, Rowan, Sycamore, Willow.
Species caught in 2010: Ash, Beech, Birch, Elder, Elm, Gorse, Mullberry, Oak, Poplar, Rowan, Sloe, Willow, Yew.