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Ian Wellby results, with many fry, and too many to fully process.

“They also recorded two dis­tinct sizes in ju­ve­nile bar­bel, sug­gest­ing that they also spawned twice this year.

“They also ob­served that the young of Year One fish ap­peared to be big­ger than other years, sug­gest­ing that the fry were grow­ing more quickly in the warm con­di­tions.

“It’s good news for our rivers, as we will have a very strong year-class that will pro­vide ex­cel­lent fish­ing in a cou­ple of years’ time.

“Let’s hope that the win­ter rains are kind to these ju­ve­niles, and that these fry go on to strengthen our fish pop­u­la­tions in the Sev­ern catch­ment,” Chris added.

In­de­pen­dent fish­eries con­sul­tant Ian Wellby, of Blue Roof Ltd, added: “It is quite bi­o­log­i­cally pos­si­ble for fish to spawn more than once, be­cause as soon as the eggs are laid, the fish start to grow eggs

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