Another pollution incident reported by our fishermen . Sewerage leaking from the main running to Nash treatment works at Rogiet ,on the Levels this time.The effluent was running into the water course so reported to NRW & Welsh water. In this case Welsh water responded well and cleared the problem. The reen was polluted and heaven knows how long the main had been leaking........
Black rock lave net fishermen's facebook page has really taken off ,nearly 6000 likes ! Our lives on the estuary are featured throughout the year. We are able to load videos onto it and they seem very popular. Our fishing , low tide finds ,our fights to remain a living lave net fishery , pollution events a good varied mix of Severn side life . Well worth a look.
Our fishermen were truly shocked to see raw sewerage being pumped into the Severn estuary on Tuesday...........We all thought that this pipe was redundant many years ago . Seems not ,it's a place raw sewerage finds it's way out onto the estuary. Who would know ,not many venture off the foreshore anymore. Full video on our facebook page (without the stink ) Incident reported to Welsh Water who are keen to respond.
NRW have received all objections to their proposed traditional fishermen's licence increase. Typically and cleverly they have chosen to turn the summary of the objections into a propaganda exercise against Black rock lave net fishermen..........including in the summary the "catch & release issue " when this is a licence fee issue........ Any points we have made have been ignored in the summary which we guess is all the minister will see......... This will be sent to all objec
Not for us though ! 1st Feb .is the start of the salmon anglers season on the Severn. We have no beef with theses anglers but would like to make this comparison to our rules and regs. An unlimited number of anglers (we are 8) No catch limit for those anglers (We fish under a strict limit ) No legal demand to fill in a catch return (our log has to be filled in every day under threat of prosecution ) A season of over EIGHT months (ours is 3 on paper but boils down to hours ) No
The recent fly tipping incident on the Gwent levels in which contaminants leached out into the water course was picked up by the south wales Argus. NRW commented on the incident saying there is no record of this being reported to them by us.................Incredible We keep a log 18th jan. 10.30 am called NRW incident hotline .Spoke to a woman , reported incident / location .left a contact number. 24th jan. 1.30pm Called NRW incident hotline . Spoke to a woman .Asked why no