BRITAIN’S army of river fans are set for drought conditions this summer – but it’s not all bad news as low water levels could boost sport long-term.

Rivers throughout the country are suffering from low flows after the driest start first six months of a year since 1929, just as weather forecasters are predicting a heatwave summer.

Despite record levels of rainfall last autumn in some areas, and the coldest winter for 30 years, at least one area of England looks likely to be on full drought alert, according to the Environment Agency.

For a full in-depth report check out this week’s Angler’s Mail magazine.