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PostSubject: Fish Kill on the Basingstoke Canal   Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:00 pm

Sadly many of these taking place up and down the county Crying or Very sad 

From the EA:

Several issues with low oxygen levels on canals and still waters recently.  Yesterday we were called to the Basingstoke Canal …

The West Thames fisheries team carried out a fish rescue on the Basingstoke Canal at West Byfleet yesterday after local anglers rang our emergency hotline. Over two thousand fish were rescued from a section of the canal where duck weed covered the surface causing low oxygen levels. Our team found a number of fish already dead under the weed.

Fish species such as roach, pike, tench, perch and bream were captured by electrofishing and transported in an oxygenated tank to a clear section of the canal with higher oxygen levels.

Good work by the West Thames EA guys













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PostSubject: Re: Fish Kill on the Basingstoke Canal   Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:09 pm

I got pics of this last year, all the green slim, I took pics from woking to scots bridge, reported it to the angling club, they said it was the canal people problum, the thing is, the club to not give a dam about this end, they only cear about the area around Addershot, i proberly could find the pics, got them some were
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PostSubject: Re: Fish Kill on the Basingstoke Canal   Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:20 pm

Fair play to the EA for doing as much as they could and saving a number of fish as well.


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PostSubject: Re: Fish Kill on the Basingstoke Canal   Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:23 pm

here is one of 15 pics i took last year,



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PostSubject: Re: Fish Kill on the Basingstoke Canal   Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:06 pm

off down there in the next hour, to get a scop of the year report
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PostSubject: Re: Fish Kill on the Basingstoke Canal   Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:35 pm

all dead fish have boon removed, no EA there, just the Bassingstoke cannel rangers with new toy to get rid of duck weed





and I donot give a fig about wot the so called experts people say, this stuff does not go away in the winter, as I have beeen up and down this place once or twise a month since last year, got the pics, fished it lots of times, up untill last year when you coul'nt get a float in the water, reported it last year, got e-mails to prove it, nothing was done about it, now it is to late,
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PostSubject: Re: Fish Kill on the Basingstoke Canal   Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:45 pm

It's never too late Keith, keep the faith my good man, the fish will return...


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PostSubject: Re: Fish Kill on the Basingstoke Canal   Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:11 pm

and to make things worse, on way back , got puncher, on me new, new bike, how low can on get, that and all them fish suffering, brings a tear to me eyes Sad 


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out of the gloom, into the light, there were lots of fish around the 6 to 8" mark swiming around being chached by a cormont
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PostSubject: Re: Fish Kill on the Basingstoke Canal   Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:15 pm

It never rains Keith, it pours...

All the best,


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PostSubject: Re: Fish Kill on the Basingstoke Canal   Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:08 pm

been doing some roving, asking, digging, up setting people by putting me nose where people do not like it, and i do not give a dam, info I got was that fish were sadly suffering, being torchuded, by lack of oxigene, around 2 weeks ago, thats 2 weeks before the EA turned up, and no one done any think about it
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PostSubject: Re: Fish Kill on the Basingstoke Canal   Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:32 am

it also made surrey teletax page
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