lower itchen destruction

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Chubman
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Re: lower itchen destruction

Post by Chubman » Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:11 pm

southern water have been told they must reduce water abstraction from the itchen and the test by the ea, so how on earth diverting the river and removing sluice gates will help fresh water drinking supplys is beyond me,i think southampton city council and the ea is being run by people just released from a lunitic asylum

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ItchenRoach
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Re: lower itchen destruction

Post by ItchenRoach » Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:01 pm

in the past few seasons the lower itchen has had a run of a few sea lampreys I think that they are a protected species altering there habitat could be against the law perhaps English nature should get involved

JAA

Re: lower itchen destruction

Post by JAA » Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:10 pm

Assuming the changes impact the lampreys adversely.

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CraigM
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Re: lower itchen destruction

Post by CraigM » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:51 am

Over twelve months on, has there been an outcome Chubman?

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Santiago
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Re: lower itchen destruction

Post by Santiago » Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:00 pm

A friend of mine caught and Lamprey from the lower Itchen a fewer weeks ago whilst fly fishing for sea trout. He said it was incredibly slimy. Needless to say it was foul hooked.
"....he felt the gentle touch on the line and he was happy"

Hemingway

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