River wee is trout of or­der

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FISH­ER­MEN have up­set lo­cals by pee­ing from a river­bank in full view of their homes.

Big­gleswade town coun­cil in Bed­ford­shire was asked to make a 250-me­tre stretch of the River Ivel a no-fish­ing zone.

Res­i­dents com­plained about an­glers who ‘treat the area like a uri­nal’.

There were also com­plaints about pa­per and other lit­ter.

Coun­cil­lors dis­cussed mak­ing the area close to re­tire­ment flats a con­ser­va­tion area.

But both the no-fish­ing zone and the con­ser­va­tion area plans were dropped.

Fish­ing rights at the site are owned by the Ivel Pro­tec­tion As­so­ci­a­tion and coun­cil­lors agreed it was a mat­ter for the or­gan­i­sa­tion to deal with.

Coun Peter Vick­ers said “We have never com­plaints about this be­fore.”

Coun Made­line Rus­sell said dam­age to the river bank might have been caused by cat­tle.

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