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The extended hot weather raises serious concerns for fish welfare in rivers, lakes and canals and the Angling Trust issued guidance some time ago to its member clubs and fisheries about precautionary measures.

The Angling Trust Competitions department are liaising closely with the Environment Agency, local clubs and fishery managers with regards to fish welfare in our busy match calendar over the coming weeks.Contingency plans and additional match procedures have been drafted to make sure that delicate species are protected in our matches. This specifically relates to large chub and barbel which could suffer from extended periods of retention.

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Although the weekend’s rain has brought some respite, should high temperatures, low water and dissolved oxygen levels, continue, we may have to postpone matches because the welfare of fish must come first.

Where matches go ahead, there will be careful assessment of the water conditions in the run up to the match and we will ensure that fish are only retained for short periods. All team captains and individuals will be notified of the new additional procedures and rules, which will reduce retainment time.

Please keep an eye on out for any further communications and check our Angling Trust Competitions Facebook page for the latest updates.

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