Act now and protect chalk streams – MP

Daily Echo: George Hollingbery George Hollingbery

ACTION must be taken to conserve water in the region and save Hampshire’s unique chalk streams from disaster.

That is the message from a Hampshire MP who spoke at a summit in Stockbridge about the danger to chalk streams such as the Itchen and the Test.

Conservative Meon Valley MP George Hollingbery, pictured, told an audience including Department for Environment delegates, Food and Rural Affairs minister Lord De Mauley, the Angling Trust and other interested groups that more must be done to conserve water and fight pollution.

He said: “I cannot imagine we want to look back in 40 years at the devastation of this fantastic natural and world famous asset, so we need to do something meaningful now to help conserve and save it for future generations.

“The message from the meeting was loud and clear: now is the time to take action.

The summit agreed to put together a charter for chalk streams that will list the areas that need to be addressed to save them.

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9:28am Thu 13 Dec 12

Linesman says...

I wonder whether he would have been so keen if there were no fish in the rivers.

I wonder if he would be so keen if the ordinary working bloke could afford to fish in the rivers.
I wonder whether he would have been so keen if there were no fish in the rivers. I wonder if he would be so keen if the ordinary working bloke could afford to fish in the rivers. Linesman

9:37am Thu 13 Dec 12

southy says...

Linesman wrote:
I wonder whether he would have been so keen if there were no fish in the rivers.

I wonder if he would be so keen if the ordinary working bloke could afford to fish in the rivers.
The answer there would be a no, his kind and that Lord De Mauley are only interested in keeping the Grayling, Sea Trout, Salmon and Brown Trout fishing to there own kind.
It was these sort of people that got the law change stopping ordinary people from fishing these fish in tidal waters and making them pay for a licence in salt waters in the 60's and if it was not for the registered fisher men ells would of been included also in salt water.
[quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: I wonder whether he would have been so keen if there were no fish in the rivers. I wonder if he would be so keen if the ordinary working bloke could afford to fish in the rivers.[/p][/quote]The answer there would be a no, his kind and that Lord De Mauley are only interested in keeping the Grayling, Sea Trout, Salmon and Brown Trout fishing to there own kind. It was these sort of people that got the law change stopping ordinary people from fishing these fish in tidal waters and making them pay for a licence in salt waters in the 60's and if it was not for the registered fisher men ells would of been included also in salt water. southy

10:44am Thu 13 Dec 12

Shoong says...

You two are a right pair, Peter's the left b*llock obviously.
You two are a right pair, Peter's the left b*llock obviously. Shoong

10:52am Thu 13 Dec 12

Ginger_cyclist says...

Linesman wrote:
I wonder whether he would have been so keen if there were no fish in the rivers.

I wonder if he would be so keen if the ordinary working bloke could afford to fish in the rivers.
What do you mean? I'm on jobseekers and I can afford to fish the itchen at least once a fortnight, obviously on the free sections but still and I've caught trout that many would be envious of, I also got to fish a time share stretch of the test as well while I was at college, mostly because my college tutors second job was to look after that part of the river as a fishery.
[quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: I wonder whether he would have been so keen if there were no fish in the rivers. I wonder if he would be so keen if the ordinary working bloke could afford to fish in the rivers.[/p][/quote]What do you mean? I'm on jobseekers and I can afford to fish the itchen at least once a fortnight, obviously on the free sections but still and I've caught trout that many would be envious of, I also got to fish a time share stretch of the test as well while I was at college, mostly because my college tutors second job was to look after that part of the river as a fishery. Ginger_cyclist

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