Thames Anglers' Conservancy Members Forum
TAC Members-Only Forum
If you have arrived here and not yet signed up as a member, then please first join at using your real name.

Forum Membership is with Real Names only.
Please create a Username that is your First Name and Surname eg. "Joe Bloggs"
(This will save our Admin team the need to contact you about changing it)

Thames Anglers' Conservancy Members Forum
HomeHome  TAC Home PageTAC Home Page  SearchSearch  FAQFAQ  RegisterRegister  Log in  

Display results as :
Rechercher Advanced Search
Latest topics
» "Citizen Crane" project - sampling dates
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:16 pm by Ed Randall

» Citizen Crane Forum ~ 26th October 2018
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:41 pm by Ed Randall

» Invitation to the 2018 Eel forum ~ 15th October
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:38 pm by Ed Randall

» Mystery of dead eels found in rivers
Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:43 pm by Ed Randall

» Eel Trap Clean Up/ training 5th May 2018 10am
Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:40 pm by Ed Randall

» A new address for 2017 ~
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:48 pm by Admin

» Hampton Riviera removed
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:41 pm by Ed Randall

» Roads closed everywhere ~ July 29th/30th ~ bike race
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:14 am by John LeSurf

» *Thames Tunnel (Tideway Tunnel)*
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:56 am by John LeSurf

» new hotel at hampton court means loss of fishing
Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:26 pm by Ed Randall

» FORCE clean-up in Donkey Wood ~ Sun 13th May 2018
Thu May 17, 2018 10:16 am by JeffHowe

Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:23 pm by John LeSurf

» penton hook tidy up.
Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:05 am by John LeSurf

» Riverfly & Clean-up Donkey Woods Saturday 18th Nov 2017
Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:02 pm by Ed Randall

» Biggest fish of all book
Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:43 pm by Adrian Hoare

» Wandle Trust - eel pass installation - call for volunteers
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:53 am by Ed Randall

» Outfall Safari across London - call for Volunteers!
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:47 am by Ed Randall

» Fishing the Thames at Medley
Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:33 pm by Trevor Rowe

» Thames Semi-Tidal Draw Off 2017
Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:08 pm by Ed Randall

» Eel Trap Results 2017
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:07 pm by patrick barker

» Fish-swallowing Angler "lucky to be alive"
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:01 am by Ed Randall

» River Mole polluted at Horley
Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:52 am by Ed Randall

» Petition to stop the export of elvers
Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:16 pm by Ed Randall

» Riverfly Training ~ Hogsmill ~ 30th Sept 2017
Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:56 am by Ed Randall

» Monster fatberg in Whitechapel
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:40 pm by Ed Randall

» Radio 4 ~ Macquarie: The Tale of the River Bank
Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:28 pm by Ed Randall

» Thames TideFest 10th September 2017
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:00 am by John LeSurf

» Invitation to the 2017 Eel Forum ~ 17th October
Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:32 am by Ed Randall

» Do you recognise any of these men?
Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:44 pm by Ed Randall

» Better access to free Thames fishing in Reading
Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:08 am by Ed Randall

Angling Data View
River Levels
UK Map

Thames Tides

Share | 

 Pollution of the River Crane and Formation of Thames Tunnel Now coalition

Go down 
David Harvey


Male Posts : 5381
Join date : 2010-01-21
Age : 103
Location : Surrey,

PostSubject: Pollution of the River Crane and Formation of Thames Tunnel Now coalition   Fri Nov 04, 2011 12:22 pm

Angling Trust Media Release

Friday 4th November 2011
For immediate release.

Devastating Pollution on the River Crane

Last weekend there was a devastating pollution incident which appears to have killed most of the fish in about 10km of the River Crane in West London. This is particularly tragic because the river has been steadily restored by volunteers from a range of organisations over the past 20 years. Volunteers from the Thames Anglers Conservancy (TAC), who are very active members of the Trust, were on site as soon as they heard the news and have been investigating the causes and impacts of this incident, which raises a lot of questions. Until we have answers to those questions, we will reserve comment.

I will be attending a meeting today with Thames Water, along with the TAC, the Friends of the River Crane Environment (FORCE) and the London Wildlife Trust to discuss what happened and the process for deciding how to make a payment to a suitable organisation to restore the river. The ACA (now Fish Legal, the Trust's legal arm) negotiated a settlement of £500,000 when the Wandle was polluted in 2008. This money is still being used by the Wandle Trust and others to improve the habitat and fishing on the Wandle. Thames Water have given early indications that a similar settlement will be forthcoming for this incident and so we hope to negotiate a similar arrangement for the Crane. We understand that the fishing on the river is largely free public access, but if any member clubs have any fishing rights on the river then we would ask that you contact me immediately. Please call the Angling Trust office on 01568 620447 for my mobile number.

Formation of the Thames Tunnel Now coalition

It is a cruel irony that this should happen in the week when we are campaigning vigorously for the implementation of the Thames Tunnel to tackle sewage spills on the tidal Thames just a few miles away from the Crane. Last week we led the creation of a Thames Tunnel Now coalition which has challenged the small group who are opposing construction of this 21st century solution to the recurrent problem of sewage overflows into the tideway. I joined a photocall in London this morning, in front of the statue of Joseph Bazalgette who built the sewage system in 1865 which has lasted until now, and then I spoke in support of the Tunnel at a Thames Water event yesterday evening attended by MPs, councillors and amenity groups from throughout London. The Government has now stated its support for the scheme in a formal statement; which Richard Benyon, the Environment & Fisheries Minister) confirmed to me at a meeting of the Standing Conference of Countryside Sports during the day.

The Angling Trust led the creation of a Thames Tunnel Now coalition. I joined a photocall in London this morning, in front of the statue of Joseph Bazalgette who built the sewage system in 1865.

We will keep you informed of progress. It's a powerful reminder of the need for clubs and fisheries to be members of the Angling Trust and Fish Legal in case disaster strikes; if your waters are polluted we can represent your interests. Please contact the office if your club would like to join or upgrade its membership.

Thanks for your support.

Best wishes from all of us at the Angling Trust & Fish Legal,

Mark Lloyd
Chief Executive

To forward this email to a friend or colleague click HERE .
To view this email in your web browser click HERE .

Picture Credit: Fish Kill photos from the Thames Anglers Conservancy website HERE .

Notes to Editors:
Press enquiries contact or 01568 620 447


Angling clubs or fishery owners wishing to join Angling Trust and individuals wishing to become members or make a donation should phone 0844 7700616 during office hours or join at

Click here if you wish to unsubscribe

Back to top Go down
Ed Randall


Male Posts : 3257
Join date : 2010-11-19
Age : 52
Location : Twickenham

PostSubject: Re: Pollution of the River Crane and Formation of Thames Tunnel Now coalition   Tue Nov 08, 2011 2:08 pm

Good coverage of the launch of Thames Tunnel Now in Anglers Mail today 8/Nov, with a picture of me with an absolutely ridiculous expression on my face (I think it must've been just as I was shouting the "ow" of "NOW"!)

Also good coverage of the River Crane pollution.

Back to top Go down
Pollution of the River Crane and Formation of Thames Tunnel Now coalition
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
» Witness Statements for the Crane Pollution
» River Crossens, a Pirate, and a Jack Pike...................
» Clydagh River Jan 16th 2011
» To sluice or not to sluice a boddington river?
» Huchen from venue River Dunajec v2

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Thames Anglers' Conservancy Members Forum :: Open Section :: Conservation Issues :: Thames Pollution-
Jump to: