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Please find attached the 2015 Relief Channel hydro acoustic map for circulation.

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

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We are pleased to annouce that we have agreed with the Nene Regional Park and their Hertiage Lottery Fund bid for a Landscape Partnership project that it will include support for the Angling Trust to enhance it's Building Bridges project to focus on education and intergration of Eastern European anglers across the Nene Valley.

This potential 5 year program will bring benefits to the social intergration of anglers from whatever background from Peterborough to Northampton.

For more information on Building Bridges take a look at the AT website here or read the blog here.


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I attended a workshop run by the EA on the 16th July to look with partners at scoping a new Tidal Ouse action plan.

This is something that LOFFCA has been discussing since 2009 and may be of interest to those of you who care about the Ouse Washes and an intergrated approach.

The outcomes and key presentations are attached.









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Presentations and material from the forum.


The Challenges

Short Term Challenges Marcus Sibley & Steve Lane

Medium Term Challenges Andrea Kelly & Chris Bielby

Long Term Challenges Simon Hooton


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The following survey program was shared with the Consultative on the 11th July 2015 by Chris Reeds.


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Off Channel entrace at StibbingtonThe 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.

Click on the download attachment link below for more photos and information.



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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.



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Chester House 1.5km East of Wellingborough

chester house 300This 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.


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