The Daily Post asked NRW to respond to the following points brought up by Mr White: *That NRW is making imposition of these catch and release byelaws mandatory, in contrast to England *That CPWF believes there is far greater threat to fish stocks from pollution, agriculture, hydropower and uncontrolled cormorant and goosander
populations - which attack juvenile stocks - than from rod and line anglers *That the byelaws will, and are already, having a detrimental effect on the numbers of anglers and threatening the viability of well established businesses *That in short they believe that NRW is using "a sledgehammer to crack a very small nut" with the legislation In each instance NRW directed us back to the Welsh Government's Marine Fisheries Inspector's Report.
A stroll up the banks of the Tees west of Darlington revealed a mother goosander
with her impressive group of 11 offspring.
However, at present, NRW will only permit 10% culls of cormorants and goosander
populations, whereas in England the figure is 20%.
Birds at Derwent include mallard, teal, coot, moorhen, tufted duck, pochard, goosander
and greylag geese | 28.
, in pairs or small groups, is the perfect fisherman with his saw-like bill, He is now a regular on this canal, as is the kingfisher with his high pitch 'peep' and bright blue and orange plumage flying low across the water."
A merlin hunted over fields near Colwyn Bay Rugby Club on Saturday, and two short-eared owls and an osprey were near the River Clwyd at Rhuddlan last week, where a goosander
has four ducklings.
The GKA fields in production comprise the Kittiwake, Mallard, Gadwall, Goosander
and Grouse fields.
lLady Hay, whose good horses with Neville Crump have included Goosander
, Arcturus and the recent Massey Ferguson winner Even Melody, dies at her home in Scotland.
The last to arrive at the end of October or beginning of November are the red-breasted mergansers (Mergus serrator) and goosander
Nine-times champion Charlie Swan capped a successful weekend with a smooth victory on 11/10 favourite Lawz in the Goosander
THE combination of Richard Dunwoody and Oa Baldixe looks a class act in the Goosander
Maiden Hurdle at Fairyhouse today.
"More unusual patients included a hare, a yellow hammer (a small species of finch) and two Goosander
(a fish-eating duck species).