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17,000 more fish released into Lincolnshire’s River Witham

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All,

 

Just curious - why was not a word mentioned about "the largest fish kill in the country's history" on ANY thread on AN.

 

Is it a river no one fishes?

 

Phone

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"County".

 

Lincolnshire is mostly rural and low lying and this river, like most of the rivers in the area is little more than what you might call a creek.


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

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.

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Ken,

 

Well county rather than country does make it a bit more palatable. Whilst making me look a bit more stupid (haha)

 

Still, I'm a bit ashamed of my fellow anglers total disregard for an event like this. It was a big deal - wasn't it??

 

Phone

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We all have brain farts - enjoy pointing out mine.....

 

To be honest, I didn't hear of this event at the time and given the time of year that it happened and the location, I wouldn't be surprised if the fish were killed and washed out to sea before people realised what had happened, with the extent of the damage only being confirmed by surveys.

It's hard to make a news story out of discovering that a few fish have vanished.


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

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.

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