THE Environment Agency has just stocked ten of thousands of fish to help river sport for 2018.


Biggest stocking was 34,781 chub, dace and roach stocked into the River Leadon in Gloucestershire.

And a big boost went to the River Cut at Jocks Lane recreation ground in Bracknell, Berkshire, following its recovery from recurrent pollutions. It included 1,700 chub, 1,000 dace, 1,000 roach and 300 tench.

They also stocked 250 specially marked barbel to the Rowley DAS section of River Severn at Coalport, Shropshire, as part of a scientific study.

Alan Henshaw, fisheries team leader at the EA said: “Our rivers have improved dramatically in water quality over the last 30 years and our annual restocking from Calverton has boosted natural fish stocks, benefiting rivers and lakes across England.

“All of this work is funded by money from rod licence sales to protect and improve fish stocks.”

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