Tales from the Riverbank

Should be a great elver season but eels future on the menu still uncertain

My last newsletter entitled "2019 may be the year eel slips off the menu" definitely needs updating. In it I explained how Defra and the Environment Agency were making tentative proposals to a selection of the industry's stakeholders, that...

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2019 may be the year eel slips off the menu

It’s been a wonderful summer but this prolonged spell of dry weather has had a negative effect on our local small commercial salmon fishery on the Severn. Its effects have also been felt by rod and line fishermen, not only on the Severn but the...

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Did I tell you about the days when we used to eat wild salmon?

It’s a strange time of the year, Christmas is over, children are back at school and days are starting to lengthen, we know spring is around the corner but the cold and frosty mornings have reduced those thoughts to whims and fancies. Guns have been...

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