SEPTEMBER 1 has seen the start of new cormorant control measures - and a Cormorants vs Roach video urges anglers to rise to the challenge.

In this video by Hugh Miles, the Avon Roach Project’s Trevor Harrop tells the story of the cormorant campaign with the Angling Trust. Angler’s Mail is pleased to share it with you here.

After a long battle to win improved controls on cormorant and goosander numbers the new area based licensing system finally comes into force – right now.

The film also features Budgie Price from the award winning project in Hampshire, and encourages anglers to spend less time moaning about cormorant problems and to engage fully with the new system which can deliver more control licences for more birds over a wider area.

 

Trevor Price (left) with film-maker Hugh Miles, who made this Cormorants vs Roach video.
Trevor Price (left) with film-maker Hugh Miles, who made this Cormorants vs Roach video.

 

The new system is on trial for a year after which government ministers will decide whether to retain it or return to previous arrangements.
The new Fisheries Management Advisers at the Angling Trust can help with the following:
  • Advice on effective non-lethal measures
  • Assistance with the whole new licensing procedure including the paperwork
  • Help in coordinating efforts across a whole area
  • Advice on lethal methods of control
  • Advice on funding for anti-predation measures
  • Help with creating a bird management plan

 

For more on this story and to see HUGE roach, and get advice on catching them, see this week’s Angler’s Mail magazine – No.1 every week.

 

 

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