Author: geepster

Former editor of many a fishing magazine, owner of and MD of a pest control company!!

Big fine for water company following hazardous chemical leak that killed 30,000 River Amber fish

On 19 April 2018, at Derby Crown Court, sitting in Nottingham, Severn Trent Water Limited was fined £350,000, ordered to pay Environment Agency costs of £68,003, as well as a victim surcharge of £120. An estimated 30,000 dead fish and 5km of damaged ecology along the River Amber led to proceedings brought against Severn Trent […]

Shropshire farmer £36,000 lighter after serious breach of pollution regulations….

On 16 April 2018, Telford Magistrates’ Court fined the 55 year-old £16,000 and ordered him to pay £20,000 in costs, along with a £170 victim surcharge. The charges were brought by the Environment Agency under the Nitrate Pollution Prevention Regulations 2008 and Sections 24(1) and (4) of the Water Resources Act 1991. The Environment Agency […]

Super rod averages at Ravensthorpe, Rutland and 7lb 5oz brown trout

Latest News and Information from Week ending 8 April 2018 • Ravensthorpe rod average a massive 8.6 • 7lb 5oz Brown for Toff Crowther at Rutland • Match action from all of our fisheries Rutland Water 01780 686441; Grafham Water 01480 810531; Pitsford, Ravensthorpe & Hollowell 01604 781350, Taverham Mills Fishery 01603 861014; Alton […]