Official figures show that there were 1,863 unlawful pollution incidents by water companies in rivers in England in those 12 months, but not one was taken to court. Of those…

The fishing Closed Season remains as it was in England and Wales, preventing anglers trying for fish like barbel (pictured) in rivers between March 15 and June 15 inclusive.

Many are angry at the outcome of the river fishing Closed Season consultation. Some have questioning the role of the Angling Trust, who they believe should have campaigned for change.…