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Post by JohnLucas1316 » Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:20 am

No I haven't. I agree that would be very useful.

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Post by JohnLucas1316 » Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:54 pm

Got a reply from the founder of the State of Nature report explaining that fish numbers are not included because surveys are patchy and regional and there is no comprehensive national data.

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Post by Jason Skilton » Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:21 am

JohnLucas1316 wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:54 pm
Got a reply from the founder of the State of Nature report explaining that fish numbers are not included because surveys are patchy and regional and there is no comprehensive national data.
What a load of tosh! I think the author needs to speak with the EA Fisheries teams :lol:

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Post by JohnLucas1316 » Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:02 pm

I don't know. I couldn't find what I wanted on the government site.
A paranoid person may think that the author of the State of Nature Report does not want the general public to know how low freshwater fish stocks are in the UK, because it might lead to calls for action against predators.
Slightly unrelated i know, but there are many examples of the BBC actively misleading the general public on the subject of fish stocks and predation.

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Post by Jason Skilton » Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:18 am

JohnLucas1316 wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:02 pm
I don't know. I couldn't find what I wanted on the government site.
A paranoid person may think that the author of the State of Nature Report does not want the general public to know how low freshwater fish stocks are in the UK, because it might lead to calls for action against predators.
Slightly unrelated i know, but there are many examples of the BBC actively misleading the general public on the subject of fish stocks and predation.
Or there is insufficient evidence to demonstrate your conclusion......just because anglers don't catch using rod and line, doesn't mean the fish arnt there :D

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Post by JohnLucas1316 » Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:18 am

Using the government website as best I could, it showed over 900 roach present in 1992 at the section of river I was looking at. That number had fallen to 30 roach in 2004. All I know is that I used to be able to catch 5 or 6 pike a session, and now I can't catch one.
The fish are not there.

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Post by Jason Skilton » Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:26 am

JohnLucas1316 wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:18 am
Using the government website as best I could, it showed over 900 roach present in 1992 at the section of river I was looking at. That number had fallen to 30 roach in 2004. All I know is that I used to be able to catch 5 or 6 pike a session, and now I can't catch one.
The fish are not there.
Hardly conclusive :roll:

Have you checked with you Angling Trust regional forum for fish survey data? Some host it on their website on behalf of the EA.

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Post by JohnLucas1316 » Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:22 am

Conclusive enough for me.

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Post by JohnLucas1316 » Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:52 am

I think I got the wrong idea about the salmon study. I think they are tagging adult fish on their return from the sea to see which rivers they go up.
Autumnwatch last night told us again that Atlantic salmon are in trouble, but did not tell us why. The tagged salmon that was named after Chris Packham is dead.
I am confused, but they said there would be an update in Winterwatch ......

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