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Super canal would be Britain’s biggest fishery

December 2013

A new super canal would be Britain’s biggest fishery… if we managed it correctly and encouraged newcomers to use it.

A new super canal stretching from Scotland to London could become Britain’s biggest fishery.

The project has been tabled by engineering consultants Aecom and its main purpose would be to transport water between . . . → Read More: Super canal would be Britain’s biggest fishery

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CRT's Richard Parry outlines Plans for more effective engagement with Users

8th November 2013

After a busy summer visiting waterway festivals, attending user group meetings, speaking at stakeholder gatherings and simply listening to anyone who had a view, Richard Parry, the CEO of Canal & River Trust has come to the conclusion that “All our many users, especially boaters, are vital to the . . . → Read More: CRT’s Richard Parry outlines Plans for more effective engagement with Users

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Canal Charity rescues fish at historic Bath lock flight

Hundreds of fish will be rescued from the Kennet & Avon Canal this Thursday (21 February), as the charity that looks after the canal carries out vital restoration and repairs to lock gates in Bath.

The Canal & River Trust is completing work on locks 7-13 on Bath Flight, which includes . . . → Read More: Canal Charity rescues fish at historic Bath lock flight

Activities | Angling | Canal & River Trust | Canoeing | Cycling | Environment | Heritage | Maintenance | Stoppages | Waterway Communities | Wildlife

Trent & Mersey Canal breach Appeal

The Canal & River Trust have launched an appeal to raise funds to help repair the breach on the Trent & Mersey canal caused by the extraordinary recent weather.

The 240-year-old Trent & Mersey Canal is a bustling artery of our canal network and key part of the Cheshire Ring providing jobs in the local . . . → Read More: Trent & Mersey Canal breach Appeal

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Angler prosecuted for trying to pervert the course of justice

Wednesday, March 07, 2012 from This is Bath.

Angler Shaun Brindle thought he’d found the perfect ruse after he was seen fishing on the River Avon during the closed season without a licence and using an illegal bait – he’d pretend to be someone else!

But Brindle, 28, had under-estimated the persistence and professionalism of . . . → Read More: Angler prosecuted for trying to pervert the course of justice

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Fish to be relocated from Kennet and Avon canal

More than half a tonne of fish is being removed from a section of the Kennet and Avon Canal as part of a "habitat enhancement project".

British Waterways want to improve the environment at the Caen Hill Flight of Locks near Devizes for scarce aquatic plants and invertebrates.

Large fish are being removed from the . . . → Read More: Fish to be relocated from Kennet and Avon canal

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Community Mooring Strategies to be set up in Staffordshire

District and Parish Councillors in Lichfield were given an early insight into the way that British Waterways will become a charitable civic society in April 2012. The presentation highlighted the key elements of how the new charity will be governed and the way that local authorities will be able to have a direct influence on . . . → Read More: Community Mooring Strategies to be set up in Staffordshire

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Is British Waterways anti-angling?

By Steve Partner 01 October 2010

Two examples in a week paint BW in a poor light British Waterways – the body the Government wants to burn on its ‘bonfire of quangos’ – really doesn’t do itself any favours where angling is concerned. In fact, it’s bloody hard to believe the body isn’t completely anti-fishing.

. . . → Read More: Is British Waterways anti-angling?