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The Environment Agency has restocked the River Thames in Oxfordshire with more than 1,000 fish.

The barbel were released in three areas along the River Thames as part of a project to give the declining population a boost.

The fish have been marked with a small orange spot and these will help the Environment Agency keep track of how the population is developing in the coming years.

Anglers are being asked to do their bit by reporting any catches of barbel which have the distinctive orange spots.

Barbel, which can live up to 25 years, indicate high quality river habitat.

Whether you are an absolute beginner or looking for that catch of a lifetime there is no better opportunity than to spend some time fishing on your Canal Boat Holiday.

You will need a licence which can be obtained from any main 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.

If you have you have your own gear just bring it along and store it on board, minus live bait please, as we respectively request that you do not store this on the Canal Boat.

Whilst fishing on your Canal Boat Holiday you may be lucky enough to catch tench, carp, pike roach, bream and do not forget if you catch a barbel to report it to the Environment Agency.

So good luck and Tight Lines .

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