Month: September 2010

Working on a Saturday….

Working on a Saturday, a cracking sunrise and we were all buzzing as we loaded up and headed east for a Salmonid and predator survey on the river Frome. Health and safety to be completed before we begin our work, safety brief by one of our staff, I go through our risk assessment and we are off, …

Dikerogammarus villosus

Dikerogammarus villosus (often referred to as the killer shrimp) is an amphipod native to south-eastern Europe, which has recently spread to western Europe. In September 2010 it was found in Grafham Water, Cambridgeshire. If you find Dikerogammarus, please send a photo and details of location to alert_nonnative@ceh.ac.uk For more details on how to identify this beast:- …

Food!

My mind as always was starting to wonder towards dinner, a long day on the river and even longer in the office trying to finish some reports, and fending off e mails from folks (now its getting colder) that are trying to line up some cracking fishing trips,…….. I have tried several times to catch …

Moreton 1

Today we finished our habitat enhancement on the lower Moreton beat, smiles all round, a great partnership project between the Environment Agency and the Frome, Piddle and West Dorset Fisheries Association. Many thanks to all involved in this project, the EA, (Aly Maxwell), FP&WDFA, (Clive Thorpe project manager)  Dr Allan Frake, Richard Slocock, Contractors Casterbridge …

Ban on mahseer angling suggested

Having fished the river Cauvery with friends earlier this year, and with a trip booked for the near future, we are now worried about the future of the jungle camp on the banks of this famous river, and the possible return of serious poaching….. Un doing all the fabulous conservation work done by the fishing …

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