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Old 21-11-2012, 22:36
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Default Historic legal victory to stop hydro on the Trent at Sawley

Fish Legal has won one of the biggest cases in its 64 year history by securing an injunction to stop a hydropower development on the River Trent at Sawley Weir. This case will send a clear signal to hydropower developers that they cannot plan or build hydropower turbines without getting permission from anglers first. Read the full story at the link below:

Newsflash: Historic Legal Victory - The Angling Trust
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Old 22-11-2012, 08:59
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Super news, well done the AT/Fish Legal - can't believe no one has commented on this neither.... all too interested in bickering no doubt
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Old 22-11-2012, 09:16
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Very good news indeed. Not only the result but hopefully the power to persuade a few more recalcitrant folk to hand over their 25 to the AT.
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Old 22-11-2012, 09:22
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Fantastic news, let's hope the same hair brained schemes for the Severn catchment ends up the same way
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Well done the AT.

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Old 22-11-2012, 13:52
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Super news, well done the AT/Fish Legal - can't believe no one has commented on this neither.... all too interested in bickering no doubt
That is a little unfair, I'm sure that most people have no idea what the impact of a hydropower scheme will have on their fishing.
As one who reads the weekly angling press I consider myself to be as well informed as the average angler and I certainly don't.
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Well done the A/T...Yes agree with you Steve.....
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Old 22-11-2012, 14:59
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Good news at last.we are not here for every Tom ,dick and Harry to ride rough shod over us.
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Old 22-11-2012, 15:27
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That is a little unfair, I'm sure that most people have no idea what the impact of a hydropower scheme will have on their fishing.
As one who reads the weekly angling press I consider myself to be as well informed as the average angler and I certainly don't.
Really?? Maybe you should research the topic Adrian?

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Old 22-11-2012, 21:59
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Hi Ade,

Yes, loads of people don't know about how damaging hydro can be - you certainly aren't alone! There is a good PDF here on the Angling Trust website:
http://www.anglingtrust.net/core/cor...ver+Hydropower

and at:

Fight the Hydropower! - The Angling Trust


You can listen to an excellent podcast from the Spectator on an article they published on the subject here:
http://cdn2.spectator.co.uk/files/20...m22-300812.mp3

and this is a superb little film which every river angler really should watch made by the European Angler's Alliance (of which the Angling Trust are members):
The End of The River - YouTube

for example, look at 11min 39secs for the damage to fish.

If you only have time to look at some of this info I recommend the YouTube film first. After that you'll probably want to read the other stuff anyway.

The Angling Trust recently interviewed the new Environment Secretary Owen Paterson during which he commented on anglers' concerns over hydropower and even he said:
"Of course there's a role for hydropower in the energy supply mix but we must work with the grain of nature and not against it and I'm not at all happy about schemes that reduce river flows to environmentally damaging levels and contain 'fish mincing turbines".
(Read more of that interview HERE)
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