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The Nene Welland and Witham consultative discussed the possibility of creating a habitat rich backwater on the Nene at Stibbington for a number of years. In 2014 Deeping St James AC worked up a scheme not only to provide off channel winter refuge, but also to provide excellent angling access into what became a 28 peg natural venue on the Nene.
The scheme jointly funded by the EA and Deeping St James AC has shown what can be achieved in partnership.
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Minutes and actions from the last BASG meeting held on the 16th July 2015 at the Oaklands Hotel Norwich
The Broads are a very special living, working landscape and an important centre for navigation and leisure activities such as angling. The natural beauty of the Broads landscape and its importance for wildlife is reflected by a number of National, European and International conservation designations, including Special Areas of Conservation and Sites of Special Scientific Interest.
By necessity, this delicate balance of interests leads to a complex management system for the area involving local authorities, Natural England, the Broads Authority, the Environment Agency, Norfolk Wildlife Trust and other specialist interests including, of course, anglers.
The Angling Trust recognizes the value of the Broad land both in terms of it’s social economic and environment value, with it being Englands largest fresh water fishery.We wish to work with the BASG and key partners to ensure these values are both maintained and enhanced so they can be enjoyed by all for the future.
Chester House 1.5km East of Wellingborough
This River Nene Habitat enhancement scheme was implemented by the Environment Agency in partnership with Northamptonshire County Council (the landowner) and was supported by the Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire through the Nene Backwaters and Back Channels Project.
Four Mile Bar, Crowland Pinchbeck West and Willow Tree Fen Nature Reserve, Lincolnshire
These schemes were implemented by the Environment Agency with the co-operation and support of the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust (LWT), the Welland Rivers Trust (WRT) and the Wild Trout Trust (WTT) in the Creation of various fish refuge areas along the flood bank at sites with a suitable wide berm; creation of shallow scrapes to improve biodiversity.
Great Ponton 3.5kms south of Grantham
The scheme was implemented by the Environment Agency with the co-operation and agreement of the adjacent landowner (Stephen Jackson). Grantham Angling Association Fly Fishing Section (GAAFFS) assisted with site selection and landowner negotiations The project involved Channel narrowing and flow deflection using woody debris augmented by willow layering; ford refurbishment and riverside fencing to reduce sediment inputs.
Easton Lincolnshire 7 kms south of Grantham
The scheme was implemented by the Environment Agency with the co-operation and agreement of the Easton Estate following an earlier advisory visit by the Wild Trout Trust. The WTT designed and agreed the project with Easton Estate, which provided a gardener to assist with the works through Easton Walled Garden, disposed of redundant fencing and provided safe storage of materials and plant during the project.
The project delivered a variety of channel narrowing techniques including brushwood mattresses, faggot-fronted berms, log-fronted berms and “hinged” and pinned live woody material; flow deflection using log deflectors; regrading of eroded banks, in combination with new berms, to create sections of 2-stage channel; excavation of pools in the riverbed and riverside fencing to reduce erosion and sediment inputs.