24,000 fish restocked across East Anglia

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The Environment Agency has replenished fish stocks at 9 locations across 4 rivers in East Anglia.

From: Environment Agency Published 13 May 2021



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Barbel, chub, dace, roach and common bream have been released across four rivers in East Anglia.

24,000 fish, grown at The Environment Agency’s Calverton Fish Farm, have been released at fisheries and rivers in Cambridgeshire, Milton Keynes, Bedfordshire and Suffolk.
The fish consisted of barbel, chub, dace, roach and common bream.
2,000 barbel were stocked along the Great Ouse at 3 locations which benefited 4 fisheries. The fisheries were:
  • Biggleswade and Hitchin Angling Association
  • Newport Pagnell Fishing Association
  • Odell Angling Club
  • Weston Underwood Angling Club.
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Fisheries officer, Chris Middleton, releasing some of the 24,000 fish during the restocking.
6000 chub and dace were released into the river Ivel at 3 locations. This benefited:
  • Letchworth Garden City Angling Association at Henlow
  • The Ivel Protection Association sites at Biggleswade Mill and Biggleswade Common.
Brandon and District Angling Club also received 6,000 chub and dace these fish went into their stretch of the Little Ouse downstream of Brandon Staunch.
5,000 roach and 5,000 common bream were stocked into the Cambridge Fish Preservation and Angling Society stretch of the River Cam downstream of Baits Bite Lock.
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Fisheries officer, Chris Middleton, holding 2 fish during the restocking.

These specific locations were chosen as they provided the most suitable habitat for juvenile fish. Also due to on-going joint habitat enhancement projects between the angling clubs and the Environment Agency’s local fisheries team.

Chris Middleton, a fisheries officer for the Environment Agency, said:
It was great to be able to boost fish numbers across four rivers in East Anglia. This valuable work was made possible thanks to fishing licence income.
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That's a very interesting definition of East Anglia including Bucks and Herts.
 
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