So, here we are 2021..........In 2019 the E.A. closed all the remaining Traditional salmon fisheries on the Severn estuary however still allowed an unlimited amount of anglers to keep an unlimited amount of salmon after 16th june until 7th October on the river Severn......... The N.R.W. 2020 habitats regulations assessment on our Severn estuary fishery concluded (using a figure of 15 salmon ) we are a threat to salmon stock and must "catch & release " resulting in our fishery
Last nights panorama highlighted licenced and unlicensed discharges of raw sewerage into our rivers including in the program the river Usk ( A triple S site apparently )......... Guess who licences this..........Hope they have "A good H.R.A. " on this one. Seems to explain one reason why our river are failing pollution tests on a grand scale and also puts our "Treatment " into perspective. Please watch this it's criminal
This link shows one reason why our rivers are no longer a place where salmon & trout can thrive and one reason why closure of endless fisheries has not had a proportional effect on stocks on our rivers. To commentate is simply not good enough. This link also puts NRW restrictions on our fishery into perspective. Wonder if they take our a Habitats Regulations assessment on Water company's actions and what the results are ????????