Tag Archives: Barbel

7500 fish in Christmas stocking helps revive the River Crane

The River Crane in Middlesex has been restocked with thousands of fish as it continues its recovery from 2 serious pollution incidents.   The Environment Agency, working as part of the Crane Valley Partnership which includes the Thames Anglers Conservancy … Continue reading

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First ‘TideFest’ Match proves a great success

The first annual ‘Tidefest’ match took place at Strand on the Green near Kew bridge on Sunday 28th Septmber. The match, ┬ápart of a wider event on World Rivers Day, attracted 30 anglers to fish the challenging tidal┬áThames. Dawn at … Continue reading

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Thames Water guilty of Negligence over River Crane Fish Kill

Thames Water have been found guilty of negligence over the 2011 River Crane pollution which killed an estimated 10,000 fish and wiped out all life over a 7 mile stretch. At Isleworth Crown Court on 27th June Thames Water were fined £75000 and … Continue reading

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A Lower Thames Fish survey to keep Anglers Smiling

The Environment Agency West Thames Fisheries team have been carrying out surveys along the river Thames, the TAC captured some of the results on the final day at Molesey. Fisheries officer Stuart Keable with a Thames Common Carp The fish … Continue reading

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Live River data launched for Anglers across the Thames region

Anglers across the Thames region can now get live temperature and clarity information thanks to a new free service from the Environment Agency in association with the Thames Anglers Conservancy and Thames Valley Angling Association. ‘Angling Data View’ (ADV) is a … Continue reading

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Thames Area Fisheries get welcome boost to stocks

Rivers and a Stillwater in the Thames region have received a welcome boost after the Environment Agency fisheries team stocked 15,000 juvenile fish over a three-day period.   The fish which included Barbel, Chub, Dace, Roach, Rudd and Tench came … Continue reading

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River Cherwell Fish Benefit from Habitat improvements

A recent partnership project involving the Environment Agency, The Wild Trout Trust, Barbel Society in conjunction with local angling clubs and landowners has seen habitat improvements to a 150 metre section of the River Cherwell at Thrupp, Oxfordshire. The stretch … Continue reading

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Richard Benyon visits new River Loddon Fish and Wildlife Haven

Environment Minister Richard Benyon visited the newly constructed fish pass and habitat improvements scheme along the River Loddon at Arborfield on Monday. Historically Arborfield weirs have been highlighted as the most significant barrier to fish migration in the Loddon catchment, … Continue reading

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TAC and the Environment Agency at Penton Hook

The Thames Anglers Conservancy and fisheries officers from the Environment Agency spent a day clearing the spawning channel at Penton Hook in preparation for spring. The channel, which was built in 2000, runs through Penton Hook island provides important clean … Continue reading

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New life for the Thames Tributaries

Environment Agency fisheries Officers have stocked rivers and lakes in West Thames with over 5000 young fish from Calverton Fish Farm. Barbel, Chub, Dace were transferred to the Thames, Cherwell, Wey, Loddon and Chalvey Ditch and Tench to lakes in Surrey … Continue reading

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