Otter ‘control’ petition launched

5 Feb

A PETITION to parliament calling for the introduction of ‘non-lethal means of control’ of otters attracted over 5,000 signatures within its first 24 hours on the Government website… and has kept growing since.

BGNA17 Otter, Lutra lutra, swimming with a fish in its mouth.. Image shot 12/2009. Exact date unknown.

Devised by the Barbel Society, the petition explains: “Since its assisted re-introduction to the freshwater waterways of the UK, the …Continue reading »

Thames barbel record rocked

18 Dec

ROSS SARGANT came within a few ounces of the River Thames barbel record with this 18 lb 10 oz giant.

The telecommunications worker matted the specimen from an undisclosed stretch of the ‘middle Thames’. It smashed his old PB of …Continue reading »

River Thames giant barbel

17 Nov

RIVER THAMES barbel are still a relatively unknown quantity on some stretches, and the waterway is rumoured to have produced a 21 lb 10 oz British record to a carp angler who is keeping it quiet.

River Thames fan Antony Dumper was not concerned about such Chinese whispers when he landed this giant barbel of 16 …Continue reading »