Next NWWCA Forum

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The next NWW consultative forum will take place on the 24th June 2017 at Nene H...

Ely Ouse Hydro Acoustic Data 2017

Ely Ouse Hydro Acoustic Data 2017

Please find attached the 2017 Ely Ouse hydro acoustic map for circulation. Click the...

Next LOFFCA Meeting

Next LOFFCA Meeting

The next LOFFCA meeting is on Mon 3rd July 2017 at the EA Offices Pri...

Wensum Working Group Minutes 11th Apr 2017

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Minutes from the 3rd meeting of the Wensum Working Group, which took place at Taverham Mi...

WWG Survey 2017

WWG Survey 2017

Many thanks for taking the time to complete the survey. You can download a fresh copy bel...

Regional Shield 2017 Entry

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Floating Pannywort Notice

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Nenescape Building Bridges Montage

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UOFCA News

UOFCA News (5)

Friday, 17 March 2017 09:16

Ouse Barbel Night

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UOFCA invites you to an Ouse Barbel Night on Wed 29th March, see below for details and presentations as downloadable attachments.

An interesting if albeit very scientific led evening, with over 100 people in attendance.

 

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Monday, 14 September 2015 07:31

Ouse Restoration Event 12-Sep-15

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A great event was run jointly between UOFCA and the EA on the history and science of what was once one of the greatest Barbel venues in the country, holding various fish of over 20lbadams mill open day

Adams Mill is not what it once was and the EA team presented some interesting material on what has gone wrong and what potentially could restore it to it's former glory.

In the afternoon attendees got their hands dirty being led on implementing some of the practical measures "in the river".

A gallery of pictures from the day taken by Dennis Hunt are below.

The presentations used on the day will also be attached.

I have also added a link to a Youtube video just demostrating the sort of fish that once brought anglers from across the country to this famous venue.

 

Wednesday, 02 September 2015 08:47

Grand Union Roach Restoration Appeal

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Recent years have seen a decline in roach stocks on the Grand Union Canal between Milton Keynes and Braunston. Other canal fish such as gudgeon have also seen a major decline in their population, damaging the native fish biodiversity in the area further. grand union roach appeal

As a result, fewer anglers now visit the fishery and iconic waterway creatures such as otters, kingfishers and herons are also less likely to be spotted as roach are an important food source for them.

We need £5000 to reverse this decline in roach population. £5000 will allow us to increase the spawning success of the roach by introducing specially designed mats on which they can lay their eggs. It will also allow us to use boom boats to remove and relocate the non-native fish species zander to other fisheries, reducing predation pressures on roach stocks. If we don’t take action soon, there is the risk of further spread of zander southwards to the Tring summit and beyond.

If you can, please help kickstart the roach recovery on the Grand Union Canal by donating today.

UOFCA has already donated £1000 towards this scheme, so please help us by making a donation on the CRT link here.

 

 

Wednesday, 02 January 2013 10:15

Gravel Jetting on the Ivel

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The EA folks from Brampton completed the first gravel jetting operation on the River Ivel at Biggleswade Common (200m downstream of Meccano Bridge) on 18th April. With excellent results. There were large quantities of sand and fine stones in the riffle but the gravels underneath were very good, mainly 10 to 30mm stone and a least 150mm deep.

ivel jetting 2012This work follows on from the project investigating Barbel tracking and spawning success on the upper Ouse.

Some excellent material has come to light on the UOFCA & EA sponsored Barbel Phd project.

15,000 small barbel from Calverton fish farm have been introduced into the Ouse above St Ives over 3 years – 70% of them in the past 12 months, whilst a continued program of spawning improvement work between clubs and the EA continues. Work also continues on the creation of refuge areas and restoration of backwaters.

Sunday, 21 June 2015 14:49

Adams Mill Improvements

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adams mill 1EA fisheries officers have restored a spawning bed on Adams Mill, and reinforced a 40 yard section of bank to stop it collapsing in on another section of gravels. They put in a tree trunk as a ‘deflector’ really kicking up turbulence to oxygenate the gravel bed immediately below.

EA staff were assisted by members from MKAA in what was seen a great partnership project on the Upper Ouse.