Members of Salford Friendly Anglers have been attending the monthly meetings of the DEFRA / Environment Agency River Irwell Catchment Pilot Group.
This group meets to ensure that there is continuing, planned, long term improvements in water quality in the Irwell Catchment. With the ultimate objective of getting the Irwell system to meet the European Water Framework standards.
This document gives you a flavour of what the group is about.
There is also a massive 150 page detailed report which can be found here
Enjoy the read !