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I now know just how lucky I was to have been sent to boarding school during the 1950s. The luck was that the prime swims on the Wensum were located within the school grounds. No barbel back then but the roach & dace fishing was superb, the brown trout fishing wasn't bad either. I am convinced that my friends & I all caught dace that would have been records, had we known about such things back then. There were only three of us who went fishing and we had that wonderful fishing all to ourselves, we were blessed. The river back then was controlled by a weir, other than that it was natural, the adjoining fields were meadow. Ploughing was yet to come.

It is claimed that the Wensum is a healthy river but fish numbers are way down so I have to ask whether the habitat is as fish-friendly as it could be. Many of you will be aware of the Hoveton Great Broad Saga with Natural England & the Environment Agency both determined to remove the fish stocks in order to create a 'healthy' water. To me that is muddled thinking, surely a healthy river is a natural river complete with fish.

I don't think that it is a case of no one caring, more a case of the folk at the top having a different opinion to mine.

Inevitably it is not just NE and the EA, there have been several fish exclusion schemes on the Broads, on Barton for example. I can only assume that this seemingly muddled thinking is preached in our Universities, that being the common denominator between the CEOs and executives of the relevant agencies.

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