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The planned meeting for 28th March was cancelled due to the CV-19 restrictions

Hugh Bunker has sent through a briefing note from the Agency on thier activities during this last quarter, which is availble to download below.

We have also started to look at supporting the Fanland Pike Initative in addressing some of the long term issues impacting the Lincolshire Fens.

In these difficult times, I trust everyone can keep safe and well.

Latest update on the Nene from Viktor.

Quick update from myself on all things Nene Valley;

Resilient River Project:

  • Nassington (Wellington Fishery run by PDAA) is still on hold due to weather obstructing access. The fencing contractors are currently not operating due to the situation so as soon as they are, coupled with the lack of rainfall and dropping river levels, this will get completed ASAP. It is likely the tree works will be put on hold until September to avoid bird nesting season. Tree planting to occur in November.
  • Electric Cut, Peterborough is currently with Peterborough City Council to get permissions for the scheme and for drone monitoring which will look at the extent of re-sedimentation & vegetation in future years. Aiming for September/October on this one.
  • Wellingborough Embankment floating islands had a bit of a setback with the identified additional funding from Wellingborough Council not being secured. They have been able to provide a small amount however but it still leaves a shortfall for the most basic design so Whitworths have been asked to top up the pot and I am awaiting a response.
  • Lilford Backchannel permit has been submitted and I am now working on the landowner consent documents with the view that EA FCRM budget will be made available to deliver the project in the 20/21 financial year.

Wellingborough Waterside Group:

  • Public consultation of the potential improvement works in and around Wellingborough Embankment was live in Jan & Feb, with 3 days of consultation in the Swansgate Centre, Wellingborough. We had a majority good feedback on this. I know WDNAC were concerned they had not been consulted before this went live, however I spoke to numerous members of the committee, including Howard, about why this was. In essence the group was only pulling in the right stakeholders at the right time and as fishing rights were not to be affected by any of the proposals WDNAC were not consulted with beforehand. This is because the improvements are only ideas and a version 2 design with public informed ideas will be produced as an outcome of the consultation. Then work will start to put the improvements in to action. I was also representing WDNAC and other fisheries here whilst on the group so they were not forgotten about, as is always the case normally! Rest assured I always have done and will continue to represent angling at all meetings or during consultations to the best I can.

Nene Valley Catchment Partnership:

Others:

I think that is all,

Take care everyone and hopefully we will be back out fishing soon!!

Cheers

Vik

 

Regards

Kelvin and David

 

 

 

 

 

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Please find attached the 2019 Survey report for the Lower River Cam, produced by Justin Mould and team Brampton. 

Click the ‘download attachment’ link below to download this report as a PDF

Justin Mould

Fisheries Officer - A&R

East Anglia Area (Cambridgeshire & Bedfordshire and Essex, Norfolk & Suffolk)

Environment Agency, Bromholme Lane, Brampton, Huntingdon, Cambs, PE2 84NE

External Telephone: 02030251870, Internal Telephone: 51870

justin.mould@environment-agency.gov.uk

 

 

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Please find attached the 2019 Survey report for the Lincs Drains, produced by Jake Reeds. 

Click the ‘download attachment’ link below to download this report as a PDF

Jake Reeds

Fisheries Officer - A&R

Northants and Lincs Area 

Environment Agency, Stepping Stone Walk Winfrey Avenue, Spalding Lincsolnshire PE11 1DA

Telephone: 0771754872

jake.reeds@environment-agency.gov.uk

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Notes and Actions from the NWW consultative forum from the 19th Oct 2019 at Nene House Kettering.

 

 

 

 

 

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Miinutes and presentations from the consultative 7th Oct 2019

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The Agency has issued the following FBG news letter for Essex Norfolk and Suffolk

Click the ‘download attachment’ link below to download this report as a PDF

Jez Wood

Technical Specialist - Fisheries, Biodiversity and Geomorphology (FBG) | East Anglia – East Area

Environment Agency | Dragonfly House, Gilders Way, Norwich, NR3 1UB

External: 02030255406 / Internal: 55406

Team mailbox: FBG.ENS@environment-agency.gov.uk

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The Agency has produced a paper of the social ecnomics of angling for Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk.

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I have now agreed a date and venue for next years event to be held on Sunday the 13th Sept 2020.

The Venue will be the Bargate Drain Horncastle Road Boston Lincs

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This year Andy Jackson will be the main point of contact.

Regards

Kelvin

Kelvin Allen

Chairman

Angling Trust Eastern Region Freshwater Forum.

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Regional Forum Colchester 14th Nov  2019

Thursday 14th November 2019

Quy Mill Hotel, Church Rd, Stow-cum-Quy, Cambridge CB25 9AF

Tea and Coffee from 6:45pm | Meeting starts 7:15pm (9:30pm close)

In association with the Environment Agency

FREE TO ATTEND AND OPEN TO ALL

Agenda

Abstraction Issues on the River Lark: Ukwuori Fadayiro of The Environment Agency Water resources Team discusses how we balance the needs of consumers and the environment.

Angling Trust Head of Freshwater Open QuestionsThe Angling Trust's Mark Owen gives an update on how the new Environment Bill offers threats and opportunities for our rivers and lakes

Improving & Protecting Fisheries: Local Environment Agency Fisheries Team presentation outlining the work being done locally to improve your river and stillwater fisheries in Cambridgeshire and surrounds.


More Items TBC

 To register, just click the link below:

 

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The EA and IFM would like to invite you to a FREE one day Weed Management Workshop to be held at Wicksteed Park 

Weed Management WorkshopWeed Management Workshop Wicksteed Park, Barton Road, Kettering NN15 6NJ 15th February 2020

Our aim is that by improving knowledge within the angling community and of active club members about how best to manage and control weed, your fisheries will benefit.We would like to invite you to a FREE one day Weed Management Workshop to be held at Wicksteed Park (postcode NN15 6NJ).

Our aim is that by improving knowledge within the angling community and of active club members about how best to manage and control weed, your fisheries will benefit.The workshop will look at all aspects of weed management and control including what water plants there are, how they work and the problems they can cause, invasive non-natives plants, mechanical removal, algal control and much more.It will aim to help you:

  • Create a balanced fishery
  • Realise the importance of aquatic weed management
  • Understand techniques available for controlling difficult plants

This workshop has been developed by the Environment Agency and the Institute of Fisheries Management (IFM). We are able to offer your club, or fishery up to 4 places completely free of charge. Further places may be available on request.

Tea and coffee will be available on arrival and during the day however, attendees will need to supply their own lunch. There are cafes and food stalls around the park which will be open for attendees..
We ask you to consider carefully your nominations for this workshop. The cost to develop, and run it comes from income received from anglers buying a fishing licence, therefore it is in all our interests to ensure this money is not wasted. We also want you to get the best possible outcome for your fishery so would suggest the people attending are committed to the club, or fishery, and its future success.
If you have any questions about this event please contact Sue Laver.
Please complete and return the attached strip or alternatively email your response to sue.laver@environment-agency.gov.uk by Friday 31st January to confirm you places.

 

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Sue Laver

Environment Agency

Kingfisher House

Goldhay Way

Orton Goldhay

Peterborough,

PE2 5ZR

 

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