Restocking The River Irwell December 2018

Great news for anglers today – The our local Environment Agency Fisheries Team have restocked the River Irwell with 7,000 Barbel Chub and Dace.

4,000 fish were stocked at Littleton Road playing fields in Salford, and another 3,000 further upstream in Radcliffe and Bury.

This restocking is a continuation of the Environment Agencies support for The Irwell which sadly seems to suffer from more pollution incidents than most – and whose fish stocks need a regular boost.

I could waffle on for ever – but these pictures and videos tell a far more eloquent story than I can.

Enjoy the fishing!

Barbel Restocking Irwell

A fab Xmas present for Irwell Anglers from the Environment Agency

Restocking Chub Irwell

Restocking Chub

Irwell Barbel Restocking

Irwell Barbel – no longer as rare as hens teeth!

Environment Agency Fisheries

Many Thanks To The Environment Agency Fisheries Team

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Comments

  1. Steve Anderson says:

    What a fantastic thing to see! Anyone who’s ever fished along the Irwell has known for years what a great river it could be with just a little investment. Thanks to you guys for all your work and efforts. May the years to come see clonking chub and double figure barbel indeed!! By the way – as someone who lives in Bury, do you have any idea where the fish were stocked exactly up here as I can’t find any info about it and it would be good to know?

    Steve

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