John Curry

John the current secretary of the Pike Anglers Club of Great Britain has achieved much for pike anglers and anglers in general, particularly within the Broads by holding the Environment Agency to account and specifically in his local patch, the Broads Authority. His lead on the delivery of many projects from driving Prymnesium research to…

Update on Hoveton Great Broad

Since our last update the BASG Board have met with both the Environment Agency and Natural England to discuss the impact of the proposed fish barrier. We are pleased to announce that our concerns have been taken seriously by both organisations and discussions are underway to protect the valuable Bream population of the Northern Broads.…

Northern Broads Cormorant Volumes

What is the average winter consumption of cormorants across the Northern Broads and how why is it reliant annual bream recruitment from HGB? We have explained previously the overwhelming evidence and science supporting the role Hoveton Great Broad has in the annual spawning and migration of Bream across the wider Bure Catchment. One of the…

Hoveton WFD Explaination

What is the Water Framework Directive and how does it impact HGB? Before we get started you can see the generic information on the Water Framework Directive (WFD) and River Basin Planning via this link. It might provide some useful context if you’re not familiar with the WFD. The DEFRA website also has some useful information here The technical…

Hoveton Great Broad Update Nov 2019

You may or may not be aware of the major project being undertaking to restore Hoveton Great Broad within the Broads National Park. This is a scheme being managed by Natural England to restore the Broad to its former state to support many water plants, which have declined in recent decades. The scheme broadly follows…

Hoveton Great Broad Stance

BASG has engaged with the IFM to assessment the data and science associated with the closure to fish passage and bio-manipulation of  Hoveton Great Broad under a £4.5m restoration project being managed by Natural England. You can download the reports here: Hoveton Great Broad Bio-Manipulation Report on bioremediation of Hoveton Great Broad by exclusion of…