BRITISH Waterways has stocked over 300lb of 4-5lb bream plus six carp, all electro fished from the
“It’s a marina and attracts quality fish, but the bottom line is that angling is not permitted there,” said Makin Fishery supervisor Andy Morton. “BW reserves the right to do it again in the future. We have miles of canal that’s not let and as long as we have the necessary permissions from the Environment Agency, which we did in this case, it’s all above board.”
The netting operation also produced over 100 zander to 5lb, which were sold to Billingsgate Market. The law requires BW to cull zander when netted because they are an alien species.
“Someone is going to have a very nice surprise with that big carp this summer,” added Andy, who had eight carp for 98lb on the pole from the Shackerstone stretch of the