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Possible Oil Spill Contamination on the River Blackwater

We have today received news via the Ilford Angling Club that there is a suspected oil spill in or around the Witham area and the oil has apparently made its way into the local water course and travelled on into the River Blackwater somewhere above the Wickham Bishops area. The EA are aware, and are dealing with the situation. If anybody has any more info, or if any members have visited our Station Road or Wickham Hall stretches and seen signs of pollution or distressed fish, please could they contact our Fishery Management Officer or email the Webmaster.  Our new river sections at Ashmans Farm, Braxted are upstream of Witham so are hopefully not affected.

River Blackwater

Our rivers have now been open for over a week…

…and we are yet to receive any photos for inclusion in the gallery of Chub, Dace, large Roach, Gudgeon (the one caught at Bog Grove doesn’t qualify) or the very elusive Barbel caught from the River Blackwater or the Chelmer & Blackwater canal.  I am sure these fish are being caught so please do not hesitate to send them in and if the photos are of reasonable quality we will add you to our gallery (honestly its not just for carp) and hopefully replace this item with some real news from our river sections.  Photos from day ticket anglers as well as from our partner clubs (CAA, KDAA and DDPS) will be gratefully accepted.

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