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Fish rescue under way at Pitchcroft, Worcester
Updated 8:12pm Friday 28th February 2014 in News
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- THE Enivronment Agency is currently rescuing fish left stranded on Worcester's Pitchcroft by receding floodwaters.
- Want to know more about pike (otherwise known as the freshwater shark)? Click here
5:39pm Fri 28 Feb 14
Old Uncle says
Isn't that interfering with the course of nature? And what about feeding all those gulls so that they don't have to lurk in parking areas.
Brecht and Laura are our fishy heroes today. Vile conditions didn't put them off. All fish safely returned. pic.twitter.com/yyZlfVr9GN— Dave Throup (@DaveThroupEA) February 28, 2014
Flood to fish! Fisheries officer Laura who rescued fish in Worcester today was helping with flood barriers last week pic.twitter.com/FNoj9gBlt1— Env Agency Midlands (@EnvAgencyMids) February 28, 2014
HUGE fish including a 15lbs pike were saved from certain death during a slippery Environment Agency rescue mission.
The Environment Agency rescued between 50 and 60 large fish from a pond in Pitchcroft in Worcester today, including pike, bream and roach in a race against time before the fish either suffocated or were devoured by ravenous birds.
11:53am Fri 28 Feb 14
Hope the local anglers are wading in as well...
11:00am Fri 28 Feb 14
Well done guys. Hope it's a good catch..
A reminder: this was Pitchroft earlier this month!
Measuring fish before releasing pic.twitter.com/MvMWpsgpmC— Dave Throup (@DaveThroupEA) February 28, 2014
Fish rescued - now transferring back to Severn pic.twitter.com/tpPIBA6uqK— Dave Throup (@DaveThroupEA) February 28, 2014