ANGLERS on the Dee received a boost this week when 3,000 bream were released into the river.

The fish had been shipped up to Farndon, near Wrexham, from the Environment Agency’s fish farm at Calverton, Nottinghamshire.

The release was part of an annual restocking of the river which has been taking place since 2000 when more than 100,000 fish died in an unexplained pollution incident.

On-going accoustic monitoring of the Dee by EA Wales has revealed that fish stocks are now relatively healthy, especially species like chub and roach.

EA Wales fisheries manager for North Wales Richard Brassington, said:
“Our aim is to make the river more sustainable by encouraging natural spawning, and we have done a lot of work to improve habitats.