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Stream move may benefit anglers

Posted 2 September 2010
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Stream move may benefit anglers
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Those who like to head to the Lake District with their fishing tackle may benefit from a new piece of work carried out by conservation group Bass Reflections.

It has planted hedges to fence in 1,000 metres of riverbank from watercourses flowing into Bassenthwaite, in a bid to reduce the levels of sediment being washed into the lake.

The body said the debris has harmed fish habitats and the ice age vendace are now believed to be extinct in the lake.

Explaining how the hedges will help, head of community landscaping at Bass Reflections Martin Varley said: "These [places] are where animals trample down riverbanks to get to the water and soil ends up in the river instead of on the land."

Better water quality may benefit those using their fishing rods in the north of the Lake District.

The Bassenthwaite Reflections project is drawing to a close, but will finish with a special festival to celebrate its work from September 16th to 19th.

Posted by Elaine Arthur