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DaceAce
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Re: lower itchen destruction

Post by DaceAce » Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:40 pm

Just because a water is 'tidal' doesn't make it necessarily saltwater, or even brackish. It's far more complicated than that. There are coarse fish far further downstream on Christchurch Harbour and the tidal Frome/Piddle estuary than you would think possible but the extent of their range does depend on the strength of the tides and the current state of the river flow, and may vary even during the same day. I've caught dace very cast on an up tide only for them to disappear and be replaced by tiny bass. The saline tolerance of freshwater species varies considerably.

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Chubman
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Re: lower itchen destruction

Post by Chubman » Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:47 pm

but they have to be able to migrate up river into fresh water to spawn, no chance of that happening with this perposal, 2.5 mtr drop on tide min

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Re: lower itchen destruction

Post by Lea Dweller » Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:54 pm

I really hope that this proposal does not go ahead Jeff, it is a disgrace that a stretch of water can be be ruined by thoughtless planning!
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Re: lower itchen destruction

Post by Chubman » Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:28 pm

the canoe centre complex has white water in a private salmon pool, a lake , a carrier of the itchen and the main river, and now want even more of the river,its flow, at the cost of the ecology of the river, no more mayfly, kingfishers,even otters, and no mention of coarse fish, only salmon and seatrout as they rent out the salmon pool to rods that can afford the £100 a day ticket

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Re: lower itchen destruction

Post by ItchenRoach » Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:43 am

any idea when this is likely to start I expect they would have to dam the river to do the work either way

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Woodytia
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Re: lower itchen destruction

Post by Woodytia » Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:30 pm

May be the Angling Trust can help, I'm sure this morning on Talk Sport Keith Arthur mentioned something about a report which stated a lot of rivers in Southern England are likely to dry up so anything that reduces the water level further seems a bit silly.

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Re: lower itchen destruction

Post by Jardine » Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:36 pm

The report on rivers drying up was in the Guardian this morning:
https://www.theguardian.com/environment ... -finds-wwf
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Re: lower itchen destruction

Post by Firebird » Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:37 pm

Canoes are a threat to many rivers now, not just in these schemes, but through their organisations' (Eg. the BCC) deliberate flouting of the law that prohibits navigation down many rivers. I think it will be trout and salmon interests that provide the most clout in opposition to this Itchen scheme. So many threats to angling now - continuous environmental damage and "water use" notions like this, among others.

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Re: lower itchen destruction

Post by Chubman » Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:08 pm

another perposal was ,would the general public like the river bank fenced, so know one could fall in the river, or fish it i reckon

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Re: lower itchen destruction

Post by CraigM » Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:29 pm

Been off line for @ a month.

Any update on this Chubman?

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