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13-10-2013 : EELS RELEASED INTO UK RIVERS

Over 20,000 eels have been released into a UK river as part of a national project to help boost their numbers.

It is part of a scheme organised by the Sustainable Eels Group to encourage people to take action to enable the species to recover.

Eels numbers have declined as they cannot reach their breeding habitats due to man-made barriers in their way.

Andrew Kerr, from the Sustainable Eels Group, said They have been caught on the River Severn and they have been grown on by UK Glass Eels and then given to us to restock.

Earlier this month, thousands of young eels were released into Blagdon Lake, North Somerset, and more are being introduced in Shropshire and Wales, about 100,000 young eels are being released nationally.

You may not be able to fish for any eels on your Canal Boat Holiday but there are a host of other species to be found in our canals.

The canals are easily accessible and free to explore and they are the ideal destination for fishermen.

What better way to spend the day than stepping off your Canal Boat straight onto the canal bank to fish.

You will not need to carry your equipment along the tow path or travel any great distance just moor up and away you go.

You will need a rod licence and these can be purchased from any local Post Office or from the environment agency.

Look out for the signs as sometimes fishing is prohibited as the rights are owner by local fishing clubs.

The close season on British rivers is between 15th March and 15th June but you can fish on canals at any time.

All catches must be kept in a holding net and must be returned unharmed to the waters.

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