NWWCA Forum March 2020

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

NWWCA Forum 11th Jan 2020

  Notes and Actions from the NWW consultative forum from the 19th Oct...

Weed Management Workshop Feb 2020

  The EA and IFM would like to invite you to a FREE one day Weed Management Workshop...

NWWCA Forum 19th Oct 2019

  Notes and Actions from the NWW consultative forum from the 19th Oct...

Sunday, 29 March 2020 09:56

NWWCA Forum March 2020

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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

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, 14 January 2020 18:13

NWWCA Forum 11th Jan 2020

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

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, 06 November 2019 14:05

Weed Management Workshop Feb 2020

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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.

 

Name 1: Email 1:
Name 2: Email 2:
Name 3: Email 3:
Name 4: Email 4:

 

Sue Laver

Environment Agency

Kingfisher House

Goldhay Way

Orton Goldhay

Peterborough,

PE2 5ZR

 

Sunday, 20 October 2019 09:18

NWWCA Forum 19th Oct 2019

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

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, 07 July 2019 08:34

NWWCA Forum 6th July 2019

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Notes and Actions from the NWW consultative forum from the 6th July 2019 at Nene House Kettering.

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, 10 April 2019 13:42

Fisheries Resilience Scheme 2019

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Open letter to the Nene Welland and Witham consultative on grants to fisheries this spring.

We are writing to Angling Clubs and fisheries across the Environment Agency Lincs and Northants Area to offer the oppertunity to bid into a Rfieries Resilience Scheme.

This fund is designed for purchase of equipment to ensure that your club can be proactive in its management during times of environmental stress such as too much or too little rain. By having equipment directly at your disposal this will enable you to keep a close eye on the water quality, manage your fishery in a sustainable manner and respond promptly when required.

Further details about this scheme are:

The maximum bid available is £1000.  

  • The monies must be spent on aeration equipment (pumps, aerators, dissolved oxygen meters)
  • Any unspent monies must be returned to the Environment Agency
  • The equipment’s sole use is to assist with the enhancement and resilience of your clubs’ fisheries.
  • The scheme is only available for this year and bids need to be received by Monday 6th May 2019.
  • Receipts for the equipment purchased must be available for review by the Environment Agency up until two years after purchase.
  • We reserve the right to visit your site to ensure that the equipment is being used as intended.

 If you are interested in bidding into this scheme, please send a completed application form to Liz Sroga, Environment Agency, Ceres House, Searby Road, Lincoln, LN2 4DW or Liz.sroga@environment-agency.gov.uk .  The form is available here.

Kind regards

Manfai Tang

Environment Manager

Lincs and Northamptonshire area

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, 08 April 2019 09:11

NWWCA Forum 6th April 2019

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Notes and Actions from the NWW consultative forum from the 6th April 2019 at Nene House Kettering.

 

 

 

Sunday, 20 January 2019 11:25

NWWCA Forum 19th Jan 2019

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Notes and Actions from the NWW consultative forum from the 27th Oct 2018 at Nene House Kettering.

Agenda

Nene Welland and Witham Angling Consultative

10.00

10.05

10.15

10.25

10.30

11.15

11.30

12.00

12.15

12.30

12.45

12.50

Welcome/Introductions

Minutes/Actions from meeting held on 26th October

Regional and National Angling Trust update

Nenescape update

Cormorant issues

Coffee

Angling Overview. The Canal & Rivers Trust

EA Catchment update and Enforcement report

Stillwater update

Club updates / issues

Forward Look

AOB

David

David

Kelvin.

Kelvin

Jake Davoile

John Ellis

Jake

John and Seumas

All

All

All

 

Friday, 02 November 2018 07:24

NWWCA Forum 27th Oct 2018

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Notes and Actions from the NWW consultative forum from the 27th Oct 2018 at Nene House Kettering.

Agenda

Nene Welland and Witham Angling Consultative

 10.00 27th October at Nene House Kettering

10.00 Welcome/Introductions David

10.05 Minutes/Actions from meeting held on 9th June. David

10.15. Regional and National Angling Trust update. David. 

10.30. Nenescape update. David

10.45. Cormorant issues. All

11.00. Coffee

11.15. EA Catchment update and Enforcement report. Darren

11:45. Stillwater reports John/Seumas 

12.00. Club updates / issues All 

12.20. Forward Look All   

12.25. AOB All

Sunday, 10 June 2018 10:43

NWWCA Forum 9th June 2018

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Here are the minutes and reports from the NWW consultative forum which took place on the 9th June 2018 at Nene House Kettering.

 

 

 

 

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