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#1 Ken L

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Posted 29 June 2019 - 05:46 PM

I'm sure a lot of us use the "Flood information service" on GOV.UK.
Here's my local one at Bewdley.

It's great for checking the height of a river but unfortunately, the folks in charge have decided to play with the page layout again and have removed the normal range data.
Without that, it's impossible to work out how high or low the river is if you're not intimately familiar with a particular gage - A typical summer low river at Bewdley has the river 19cm above the site datum but if you don't know that, the data provided by the gage is useless.

 

There is regularly an invitation to provide feedback when you access these pages, I suggest people use it.
 


Species caught in 2019: Pike. Bream. Tench. Chub. Common Carp. European Eel.

Species caught in 2018: Perch. Bream. Rainbow Trout. Brown Trout. Chub. Roach. Carp. European Eel.
Species caught in 2017: Siamese carp. Striped catfish. Rohu. Mekong catfish. Amazon red tail catfish. Arapaima.  Black Minnow Shark. Perch. Chub. Brown Trout. Pike. Bream. Roach. Rudd. Bleak. Common Carp.
Species caught in 2016: Siamese carp. Jullien's golden carp. Striped catfish. Mekong catfish. Amazon red tail catfish. Arapaima. Alligator gar. Rohu. Black Minnow Shark. Roach, Bream, Perch, Ballan Wrasse. Rudd. Common Carp. Pike. Zander. Chub. Bleak.
Species caught in 2015: Brown Trout. Roach. Bream. Terrapin. Eel. Barbel. Pike. Chub. 
Species caught in 2014: Striped catfish. Pacu. Giant gourami. Clown knife fish. Rohu. Siamese carp. Amazon red tail catfish. Arapaima. Roach. Bream. Perch. Rainbow trout. Chub. Common Carp, Ide. Brown Trout. Barbel. Mekong catfish. Jullien's golden carp. Alligator gar. Java barb.
Species caught in 2013: Mangrove Jack. Barramundi. Blubberlip snapper. Baracouda. Malabar grouper. Yellowfin Trevally. Chub. Brown Trout. Perch. Roach. Pike. European Eel. Bleak.
Species caught in 2012: Northern whiting. Moray eel. Barramundi. Snakehead murrel. Silver razorbelly minnow. Deccan Mahseer. Malabar mystus. Deccan rita. Spotted Malabar Grouper. Mangrove Jack. Indian sea catfish. Brown Trout. Chub. Perch. Roach. Rudd.
Species caught in 2011: Indian sea catfish. Sardine. Barramundi. Mangrove Jack. Deccan Mahseer. Record Humpbacked Mahseer. Yellow Fin Trevelly. Giant Trevelly. Chub. Brown Trout. Perch. Pike. Atlantic salmon. Dace. Minnow. Roach. Gudgeon. 
Species caught in 2010: Barramundi. Giant Trevelly. Moray eel. Indian sea catfish. Mangrove Jack. Deccan Mahseer. Humpback Mahseer. Chub. Brown Trout. Perch. Bass. Pike. 
Species caught in 2009: Chub. Perch. Pike. Pacu. Thai Striped Catfish. 
Species caught in 2008: Barramundi. p-i-k-e-y sea bream. Indian sea catfish. Guitarfish. Mangrove Jack. Mahseer. Squid (Not strictly a fish but it took a lure !). Emperor Sweetlip. Black Spot Snapper. Moray eel. Spangled Emperor. Bluecheek silver grunt. Yellow striped emperor. Vanikoro sweeper. Pike. Perch. Brown trout. Chub. Atlantic salmon.


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Posted 30 June 2019 - 07:58 AM


I remember when it stated the normal level at each station, but they removed that quite some time ago and despite a lot of moaning by anglers they never put it back up in the info.

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Posted 30 June 2019 - 09:12 AM

Do you think that they might have removed it because it made it easier to see when the river was suffering from excessive low levels due to high abstraction levels?

Keith

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Posted 30 June 2019 - 02:24 PM

Do you think that they might have removed it because it made it easier to see when the river was suffering from excessive low levels due to high abstraction levels?

Keith

 

 You could be onto something there Keith. 

 

 I use the site a lot, but mainly on local waters that I know. Even then it's difficult to say what the 'normal' level is, it changes with the season, and yearly, with the fluctuation in annual rainfalls. After my long lay off, I've gone to waters and said to anglers that I thought the level was pretty low, those who knew the water better than me, said it was normal. I was looking at it from a distance of about 5 or 6 years, but that wasn't todays normal level. I now check the levels a couple of times a week, take into consideration the rainfall, or lack of, and get a better idea of what the river looks like.

 

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Posted 30 June 2019 - 04:04 PM

I found this useless waste of ethernet cable
https://riverlevels....rd#.XRjc_FfTUTc
One time i looked and the water had flowed around the bridge but it never showed on this site!

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Posted 30 June 2019 - 08:40 PM



I'm not to bothered anymore as I know through expereince the best levels for my style of fishing on my local waters.
The time when it will bother me is if going to a river that I don't know/fish.