A STORM of protest has erupted to ensure the long-term future of one of the country’s best-loved carp venues – Savay Lake – and at least two other waters in the famous Colne Valley.

They could be under threat if a proposed North-to-South high-speed rail link is built.
The High Speed 2 project was promised by the new coalition Government in May and is currently in the initial consultation stage.
The project proposes to run 250mph trains on 15-metre-high viaduct-style structures above big carp mecca Savay Lake and several other well-known waters in the Colne Valley area of West London.
It is thought the Broadwater, Long Pond and Korda lakes would also be affected. As we recorded this news bulletin, an online petition already had well over 22,000 signatures protesting against the project.