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    Yesterday, 09:14 PM
    Building houses on flood plains which subsequently flood (NSS) is not evidence that intensive management of moorland doesn't affect our rivers.
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    Yesterday, 09:58 AM
    OK Hebden Bridge is over engineered. That is obvious and the serious floods are much more to do with engineering than moorland management. However,...
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    16-05-2019, 05:33 PM
    Walleye replied to a thread Hayfever ?? in General Board
    Neti pot. You'll never look back. Good for hay fever and I haven't had sinusitis since I started using it after many years of suffering. Wierd the...
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    15-05-2019, 01:08 PM
    I'd like to see whatever you can link to. You are right of course, some of the burning studies used data from wildfires (different time of year and...
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    15-05-2019, 04:23 AM
    Interesting point and one I hadn't considered. I know plenty of managed moorland which is not above dams where soil erosion is a problem. For that...
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    14-05-2019, 05:33 PM
    I agree with you in the past. I said it has raised the standard of coaching for our young players and they are starting to come through.
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    14-05-2019, 05:08 PM
    Drainage ditches, access roads, harvesting, reduced leaf litter from coniferous plantations are just a few from the top of my head.
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    14-05-2019, 05:05 PM
    Yep, we drain ponds, straighten rivers, remove dead trees, dig drainage ditches, drain moorland, cut down trees and build houses on flood plains then...
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    14-05-2019, 07:00 AM
    Mmmh. I don't believe the EPL hype at all. Until Pep and Jrgen came along, the style of football was quite boring. We produced big strong athletes...
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    14-05-2019, 05:05 AM
    The only things I would add is to maybe take a good friend of your child as well. It helps. Also, don't plan on doing much fishing yourself. If your...
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    14-05-2019, 04:38 AM
    This is all fine so long as the insect abundance is limited by a lack of nutrients from rotting kelts and not limited by elevated levels of...
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    13-05-2019, 06:54 PM
    Sheep and other livestock shouldn't have access the riverbank. They erode the banks which leads to undercutting and them falling in. It happens in...
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    13-05-2019, 03:46 PM
    Walleye replied to a thread River Tees 2019 in English Rivers
    The concern now with completely lowering the gates and allowing normal flows above the barrage would be the disturbance of the toxic layers and the...
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    13-05-2019, 02:45 PM
    I have always thought it would be fascinating to see how they would do in the English leagues. The longer they leave it, the longer they will fall...
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    13-05-2019, 12:34 PM
    You hit the nail on the head here. This was only brought in to stop the big clubs breaking from UEFA and starting their own European Super League....
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    13-05-2019, 05:17 AM
    Walleye replied to a thread River Tees 2019 in English Rivers
    If all the gates are lowered, would the river return to it's natural levels? Part of the cleaning up of the Tyne estuary came from naturally...
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    12-05-2019, 07:46 PM
    Walleye replied to a thread River Tees 2019 in English Rivers
    Cleaning up the Tyne brought the fish back. There is a study on line about the recovery and even though no sea trout were stocked, the sea trout...
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    12-05-2019, 08:15 AM
    As usual some excellent flies this month but just wanted to say what a great idea for the competition this month. I can drool over the quality of the...
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    10-05-2019, 10:55 PM
    Walleye replied to a thread River TAW 2019 in English Rivers
    You surely will. It's determination and persistence which gets fish on the bank and you seem to have loads of it.
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    10-05-2019, 07:08 AM
    Walleye replied to a thread River wear 2019 in English Rivers
    Passed by Durham yesterday evening. Good lift of water. Didn't see anything passing through but undoubtedly there will be. First time I've seen an...
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    09-05-2019, 09:08 PM
    There is very little of their natural habitat left in the UK so putting lynx into a plantation like Kielder Forest is just a cheap trick to bring in...
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    08-05-2019, 05:06 AM
    I've also seen rivers go from days of flood to hours of flood. Beavers aren't the only solution but what they do naturally is a part of the solution....
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    07-05-2019, 07:51 AM
    If you can slow down the flow of excess water then the cumulative effect is to reduce flooding downstream because the peak of the flood is reduced....
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    06-05-2019, 09:06 PM
    Humans cut down 15 billion trees every year. Beavers can't come even close to that number. Beavers are at worst a mild inconvenience. At best,...
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    05-05-2019, 10:43 PM
    You assume an homogenous distribution of all salmon from all UK rivers when they are at sea. Not only is this unlikely, research from Southampton...
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    05-05-2019, 11:10 AM
    Walleye replied to a thread Usan bag nets in General Board
    In England, it wasn't an oversight or blip. The sad thing is that many salmon conservation bodies welcomed the "closure of the NE salmon drift net...
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    04-05-2019, 10:38 PM
    Walleye replied to a thread Usan bag nets in General Board
    The refusal to stop the nets for sea trout is a loophole. Both sides know it is and both sides know what goes on and both sides are happy for the...
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    04-05-2019, 10:32 AM
    Walleye replied to a thread Stressed in The Lounge
    That's the trick. There's always some good fishing around and trying something new is the spice of life. It's no coincidence that some of the all...
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    04-05-2019, 08:23 AM
    You should read the manifesto for wildlife from that Chris Packham fella. There is a lot of good sense written in there from people who understand...
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    03-05-2019, 08:02 AM
    Dry springs are not uncommon. The months February to May are the driest months of the year, at least in my part of the UK. It's to do with the...
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