Angling Times (UK) - - THIS WEEK -

I’M fairly black and white in my ap­proach to in­for­ma­tion – I ei­ther be­lieve or trust it com­pletely, or I don’t. So, when I was in­vited to an open day by Thames Wa­ter to ex­plain the changes that had been made to pre­vent a re­cur­rence of some of the worst, but avoid­able, pol­lu­tions ever to hit ar­eas of the Thames Val­ley I was pre­pared to be­lieve.

There have been mas­sive changes from the very top as far as man­age­ment is con­cerned and the new regime is open and, best of all, ac­tu­ally cares about the river­ine en­vi­ron­ment, in­clud­ing the fish that live in them. In­deed, as a very se­nior man­ager told me, most of her team go fish­ing and that’s what I like to hear.

Not only that, TW in­vests in in­creas­ing an­gling par­tic­i­pa­tion too with a pur­pose-built fa­cil­ity at its Waltham­stow Reser­voir com­plex and sev­eral open days there for be­gin­ners and those wish­ing to re­turn to an­gling.

Waltham­stow Reser­voirs – a fine ex­am­ple of good work from Thames Wa­ter.

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