Found it. Freshwater cod aint it? Someone says he caught a double figure one in a river in 2000 http://www.voy.com/7034/979.html but i think from the websites ive been on they are extinct in UK. Lots in america and there are some plans for them to be re-introduced into britain. Try this http://www.ukbap.org.uk/asp/UKPlans.asp?UKListID=423#1 looks like theres a plan.
Dont think it would happen as they require colder water than we now have over here also with the Cormorant problems it IMHO would be a waste of time and money that could be put to better use in other ways with the UK's River system.
If you can imagine just how much water there is in the english/welsh area that the Ea are responcible for mate then thats a lot of water.
Plus of course the rivers etc wouldn't be so clean if it wasn't for the EA so i guess they've already got of their arses & done a hell of a lot.
Another problem is the amount of alloted money the EA get each year, a lot of this is spent on game fish for the "gentry" or MP's to you n me (due to orders from above (ie the mp's), they make some money from rod licences & to be totally honest if those who fish without a licence were to pay up like the rest of us then the EA would have even more money to "play" with.
There's a monster outside my window..can i have a glass of water?
trogg i no that the ea have done an exellent job at bringing rivers that were very polluted back to life you only have to look at the rise in otter numbers for proof of that as they need very clean water to survive.
I just wish that they could spend some time reintoducing the burbot to a few places in england were it could breed in the wild and then spread around the country.
I also wish that the govenment would get on top of the cormarant problem maybee the people who go fox hunting witch hopfully will be banned in england could go cormarant hunting instead .
There'd be no point in sending fox hunters cormorant hunting as fox hunters don't control foxes. In fact if anything they encourage foxes and move them around so they have something to chase. If they went after cormorants they'd only increase their numbers and wreck the place in the process.
Foxes are controlled by the game keepers and the hunt don't like them cos guess what, they are very good at keeping the numbers down. I know this from personal experience.