Fishy goings on at Brampton Brook these days
There are not many fishermen who can boast catching more than 1,000 fish in a single day, but not many fishermen are ever on a search and rescue mission. And to be fair, the Environment Agency officers who were pulling the fish from Brampton Brook last we
There are not many fishermen who can boast catching more than 1,000 fish in a single day, but not many fishermen are ever on a search and rescue mission.
And to be fair, the Environment Agency officers who were pulling the fish from Brampton Brook last week, did have a few gadgets to help them along in their re-homing work.
Using electrical fishing equipment to stun the fish, officers collected roach, chub, pike and eels, and placed them in water butts ready to be taken downstream and set free.
The fish were being re-homed on Tuesday and Wednesday to make way for flood defence work.
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Environment Agency officer Terry Clough, who led the fish rescue, told The Hunts Post: "We did not want any fish to be harmed when the heavy equipment was moved in to drain the brook so all the fish had to be moved downstream to safety."
The brook is drained every few years by the Environment Agency to remove the silt from the riverbed, which, in turn, helps reduce the risk of flooding.
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