Mark Everard spoke at the recent Angling Trust about the importance of our rivers and the increasing neglect of some of the important factors important to healthy populations of coarse fish. A copy of the notes is show here.
As I sat watching the rain from my window I was reminded of a recent case study produced by one of our volunteers Simon Browning. This reflects just one day during the By Brook project when the country faced some of the worst flooding in its history.
Pulling together the information to produce our accounts we were quite surprised at what we had managed to achieve in just two years. We decided to produce a special newsletter. We hope you find it interesting and that it spurs you into wanting to help us somehow this year.
We are distributing the attached leaflet at the Wild Sherston Festival this weekend and in other local events on the Sherston and Tetbury Avon downstream as far as Sutton Benger. BART_Leafletdraft1 .We would be pleased to hear from anyone in the area who has views on the health of their local stretch of river or is interested in becoming involved in the initiative.