NWWCA Forum 20th Oct Notes and Presentations

NWWCA Forum 20th Oct Notes and Presentat...

Minutes and Presentations for the consultative forum which took place on the 20th Oct 202...

River Bure Hydro-Acoustic Surveys 2004 - 2019

River Bure Hydro-Acoustic Surveys 2004 -...

These historic reports hace been found in the EA archives and provide a sound reference p...

Upper Bure Survey Report 2019

Upper Bure Survey Report 2019

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

Relief Channel Survey Report 2021

Relief Channel Survey Report 2021

Please find attached the 2021 Survey report for the Great Ouse Relief Channel, produ...

Eastern Regional Shield 2021 Cancelled

Eastern Regional Shield 2021 Cancelled

Eastern Region Shield 2021 Cancelled - 15th Aug 2021 by email Dear Captains After 3 attem...

Nene Electric Survey Video

Nene Electric Survey Video

 In the video Jake Reeds explains the worrk undertaken upstream electric fishing on...

Nene Bream Survey Video

Nene Bream Survey Video

In the video Jake Reeds explains the worrk undertaken  acrross the Nene Catchment fo...

Angling Match Catch Database Output from the Great Ouse - Newport Pagnell to Bedford

Angling Match Catch Database Output from...

Angler catches by rod and line are a valuable source of information on fishery performanc...

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Minutes and Presentations for the consultative forum which took place on the 20th Oct 2021 10:00 via zoom video conference

Chris French sent in the following image of recent wotrks on the Gwash Confluence and  the creation of some fantastic new riffles to hold water back.

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These historic reports hace been found in the EA archives and provide a sound reference point to fish assembles in the river Bure.. Hopefully the Agency can successfully complete a survey this year as a reference point..  

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 colour of the circle denotes the fish density as described in the map legend. The volume of water sampled by the acoustic beam broadly depends on the channel profile and boat speed If the total volume sampled is less than 1000 m3 then the calculated fish density does not represent the actual fish 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. In most cases insufficient sample volume is a consequence of channel width, depth 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 surveys is capable of recording return echoes from objects less than 3 mm 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 and density value, 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 1000 mm.

2004 Survey

2005 Survey

2008 Survey

2009 Survey

2011 Survey

2014 Survey

2015 Survey

2016 Survey

2019 Survey (Undertaking after a salt sruge)

Click the ‘download attachment’ link below to download these reports as a PDF

Jeff Compton Bsc Msc

Environment Monitoring officer (A&R) Fish

East Anglia
Environment Agency,
Dragonfly House, 2 Gilders Way, Norwich, NR3 1JB

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

Jeff Compton Bsc Msc

Environment Monitoring officer (A&R) Fish

East Anglia
Environment Agency,
Dragonfly House, 2 Gilders Way, Norwich, NR3 1JB

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Please find attached the 2021 Survey report for the Great Ouse Relief Channel, produced by Justin Mould and team Brampton. 

Relief Channel Hydro Acoustic Survey 2021

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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Eastern Region Shield 2021 Cancelled - 15th Aug 2021 by email

Dear Captains

After 3 attempts to secure team entries for this year’s event, we have only managed to secure 3 teams. I was expecting a surge in angler numbers after last year, but it seems angling and patricianly match is struggling.  Yes, the match calendar is busy as it has been for several years, but we have always found a way of supporting this historic regional competition. Sadly, it seems no more.  So, we have decided to cancel this year’s event.

The host club Boston and District have spent many hours on clearly some 60 new pegs on this once famous match venue, as well as addition weed cutting by the EA and the placement of additional weed booms. We have requested they halt their efforts from today.

We had scheduled the event as normal in the 2nd weekend of Sept, but this year the Div 2 national was moved to the same weekend, in which over 400 team anglers take part. So this could be the main reason. We couldn’t move it forward as it clashed with the Div 1 national and moving it back clashed with the start of the winter leagues. So I really have to ask, is their room for this competition any more.

Keep safe    

Regards

Kelvin & Andy

Andy Jackson   Mob  07747 412658  Email .jack08745a@gmail.com

Kelvin Allen      Mob  07850 709769 Email kelvinallen@btinternet.com

 

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 In the video Jake Reeds explains the worrk undertaken upstream electric fishing on the Nene Catchment. 

 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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In the video Jake Reeds explains the worrk undertaken  acrross the Nene Catchment following Bream stocks. 

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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catch database report

Angler catches by rod and line are a valuable source of information on fishery performance and can be a usefulAngler catches by rod and line are a valuable source of information on fishery performance and can be a useful indicator on the status of the exploited fish stock. The Environment Agency (E.A.) Angling Match Catch Database allowsfisheries staff to store match results provided by angling clubs and permits easy analysis of catches over time.

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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Minutes and Presentations for the consultative forum which took place on the 30th June 2021 10:00 via zoom video conference

John Wadhams reports now also added.

 

 

 

 

 

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This report provides a summary of results from recent fish population surveys on the River Gipping between Stowmarket and Ipswich. The surveys were carried out to assess the health of the river and enable successful management of our principal fisheries.

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

Jon has also supplied a video clip explainig the teams work on undertaking the survey, below..

Jon Diss

Environmental Monitoring Officer (Analysis & Reporting)

Environment Agency

Kelvedon Office

Rivers House

Threshelfords Business Park

Inworth Road

Kelvedon

CO5 9SE

( Int. 46006

(Ext. 0208 474 6006

 

 

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