John

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be struck be­tween the fish farm and fish own­ers on a re­stock­ing of the river with ap­pro­pri­ate cer­ti­fi­ca­tion un­der the cur­rent law.

I would as­sume that the roach in the pond would have spawned over the years, so po­ten­tially there may be smaller spec­i­mens, too. These could all be re­moved and re­stocked ap­pro­pri­ately.

As for the Avon Roach Project, it is with­out doubt a su­perb ini­tia­tive, pos­si­bly one that could be rolled out across the UK. Rather than rein­vent the wheel, draw from the ex­pe­ri­ences of the Avon Project, talk to those in­volved and set up a sim­i­lar ini­tia­tive with help from uni­ver­si­ties, the EA, con­ser­va­tion bod­ies, an­gling clubs/An­gling Trust.

Use the ARP as a model, adopt its for­mat and prin­ci­ples, and that way you take a short­cut to what has worked and is work­ing.

In broad terms, what­ever has turned the project into a suc­cess will work equally in John’s area, but it fast­tracks, to en­sure that their lessons learned to over­come ob­sta­cles are ap­plied, which should cut down the time taken to get the project up and run­ning in John’s area. Bar­rie, via email.

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