MEMBERS UPDATE -IRON MAN

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE IRON MAN WILL TAKE PLACE ON SUNDAY THE 14TH JULY, 2019

THE PENNINGTON FLASH WILL BE USED BETWEEN 7 – 9 30  AM  AS THE FIRST STAGE  OF THE COMPETITION

(IE. SWIMMING ON THE VENUE) PLEASE DO NOT FISH DURING THIS PERIOD – IN THE  INTERESTS OF SAFETY TO ALL

THANK YOU   – F. PARTINGTON

 

Over the weekend of 15th and and 16th June, 2019 a very serious pollution took place on the canal in the Plank Lane Marina area.

Many hundreds of fish were lost the Canal and River Trust quoted a figure of 1000 fish deaths.  This followed a previous incident several  weeks earlier.  On that occasion the EA were aware of the problem earlier and responded quickly; aeration was introduced almost immediately on a 24 hour basis.

On this occasion, however,  chemicals were used rather than aeration and fish losses were much greater.  The losses included a range of species and a greater range of sizes – with some very good sized fish being  lost.

Will members please note that the EARLIER any POLLUTION IS REPORTED THE MORE EFFECTIVE CA N BE THE RESPONSE FROM THE EA AND CANAL AND RIVER  TRUST

ANY CASES SHOULD BE REPORTED TO THE EA  immediately on

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