East Anglia Water Situation Report July 2018

East Anglia Water Situation Report July...

Please see the attached montly Water Situation Reports for East Anglia.  See the att...

WWG meeting 23rd July 2018

WWG meeting 23rd July 2018

Minutes from the meeting which took place at Taverham Mills Fishery 23rd July 2018 The mi...

Summer advice for fishery managers

Summer advice for fishery managers

Prolonged dry weather can affect fish stocks and the fisheries they support. Where water...

Upper Ouse Polution Incident

Upper Ouse Polution Incident

Please see the following press release from the Agency following the nasty polution incid...

Ely Ouse Hydro Acoustic Data 2018

Ely Ouse Hydro Acoustic Data 2018

Please find attached the 2018 Ely Ouse hydro acoustic map for circulation. Click the...

Broads Angling Strategy 2018

Broads Angling Strategy 2018

  An updated Angling Strategy has been published by BASG and launched at their event...

Eastern Regional Shield 2018 Entry and Information Sheet

Eastern Regional Shield 2018 Entry and I...

Eastern Region Shield 2018 As announced last year, I have secured the River Ouse in and a...

WWG meeting 10th April 2018

WWG meeting 10th April 2018

Minutes from the meeting which took place at Taverham Mills Fishery 10th April 2018 The m...

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Please find attached the 2016 Relief Channel hydro acoustic map for circulation.

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

The survey undertaken between 6th-7th July by Justin Mould and team found large fish aggregations between Downham Market and Denver.

However the bankside vegetation in this area includes the hazardous giant hogweed, so anglers need to take caution when on the bankside. The agency have taken action to spray this with herbicide already, but it will remain until next season before being completely removed. 

Chris Middleton

Fisheries Officer - A&R

Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire Area

Environment Agency, Bromholme Lane, Brampton, Huntingdon, PE28 4NE

External Tel: 01480 483818, Internal Tel: 750 3818, Mobile: 07881 512038

chris.middleton@environment-agency.gov.uk

 

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This report discusses the positive progress being made in addressing Prymnesium within the Upper Thurne and that the Broads National Park remains one of the best natural river coarse fisheries in the UK, this study into last year’s Prymnesuim outbreak has concluded.

The report is available online via http://basgonline.org/news-items/prymnesium-update-2016.html

A spokesman for a task group formed from the Environment Agency, Broads Angling Strategy Group, Broads Authority, Natural England, Pike Anglers Group, Broads IDB and Scientists from John Innes said the park boasts healthy fish populations and that the group’s focus was on understanding the life cycle and how best to deal with any incident as well as longer term management techniques.

“For tourism this remains a highly positive message with many anglers being rewarded with great catches from one of the most idyllic venues in the UK,” he said.

 

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Regional Chairman Kelvin Allen discusses the Building Bridges project work with the Nenescape Partnership. Click on the link below.

https://linesonthewater.anglingtrust.net/2016/07/21/building-bridges-on-the-nene/

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Please find attached the 2016 Ely Ouse hydro acoustic map for circulation.

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

Justin Mould

Fisheries Officer - A&R

Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire Area

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

External Telephone: 02030251870

justin.mould@environment-agency.gov.uk

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A view of the output from the automated Soudes installed across the river Delph and Counter Drain to monitor water quality is now avalable for all to view online.

sounde graphs 2016

 

Click on the graph to view the live feeds.

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Minutes and presentations from the consultative 18th Apr.

 

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The minutes and reports from the Nene Welland and Witham consultative forum are below.

 

 

 

 

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28 people attended Langham community centre for this years visit into Essex for the Regional Forum.

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 Marcus Sibley from the Environment Agency presented the 1st item on what they provide for anglers, supported by Adam Clark on various projects within the Area.

Paul Thomas the AT Regional Enforcement Manager presented the work in setting up the Voluntary Bailiffing Service and how the police are actively becoming involved with fish theft.

James Lews presented the work undertaken on participation and getting people into angling. Followed by a passionate talk by Nick Watkins on junior engagement in Essex.. 

Many questions were put to the presenters during the forum, which gave the event a very open and transparant view on what is being done to progress fisheries and angling within the area,

 

 

 

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The Environment Agency undertook a further Hydro Acoustic Survey on the River Thurne in Oct 2015 following the Prymnesium event in the Spring of 2015.

thurne survey 2015

These surveys undertaking in darkness ensures that the fish which migrate out into open water at night can be captured by the sonar technology. The density is measured as fish per 1000 sq metres.

Click on the map to jump to a google map view of the survey or the attached full EA report at the bottom of the page.

Notes for use of this data.  

These data represent a snapshot of the fish distribution along a river at the time of survey. Surveys capitalise on the natural distribution of fish during the hours of darkness.

Fish density.

The value shown for fish density represents the number of fish per 1000 m3 of water sampled. The total volume of water sampled depends on the beam shape, channel profile, beam frequency and boat speed.  If the total volume sampled is less than 1000 m3 for a segment (approximately 1/10 of a sequence) then the calculated fish density does not represent the actual density. Consequently within the data set a value of 0.0 would indicate insufficient sample volume.  Conversely a fish density value of 0.1 or higher indicates that sample volume is sufficient but fish are almost absent. In most cases insufficient sample volume  is a consequence of channel width and / or extensive weed growth.   Fish size Research shows that the strength of a return echo relates to the size of the object producing the return.

The equipment used during these surveys is sensitive enough to record return echoes from objects less than 3mm in size. Objects providing return echoes of this size could include reed stems, weed fronds, fish fry and suspended debris. To avoid erroneous fish counts return echoes are filtered during post processing. Fish density value reflects this filtering and the return echo strength chosen ensures that the minimum theoretical fish size counted is 100 mm.

Data Sourced from the EA - Essex Norfolk and Suffolk team with thanks.

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