Been out below finchale on chesters water early this morning,water was clearing quickly but still loomed ok ,touched nowt but i felt confident fishing through some of the pools but was nice being outThat is serious concerted effort from authorities to change things, and it works.
There is no will to do that on UK rivers.
This is the same EA that licenses privately owned businesses to pollute our rivers. The same EA who spend millions on fish passes without an extra 100k or so for a fish counter to prove whether the fish pass actually works or not. Its all dead effort, easily spent money, seen to be "doing something" stuff with no real thought about looking after rivers.
I know a pool which we renamed "sh1tbag pool" from the sheer number of dog sh1t bags in it.
Last season a member on here, I think LGraydon, saw folk dumping Black bin bags off a bridge. A day or so later my brother pulled a bin bag out full of marijuana plant stalks.
Lockdown hasn't helped either. Every time I drive down a road near my town, new bin bags, tyre dumps, fridges, washing machines etc appear on the road side. It's become a routine where I spend 5 minutes reporting it to the council when I get home.
Anyway, enough of the doom and gloom. Anyone out fishing this weekend? Gotta be a decent chance of a springer below Durham???