MYSELF and six angling friends visit your beautiful county every year to spend a week fishing the Wye for barbel (sadly now vanished from our local rivers).

This year we noticed a change in this majestic river. It looks lifeless. It looks sluggish. It looks as if its dying.

The reasons are well known: pollution, extraction and climate change.


I am not local so will not annoy your readers by telling you what needs to be done.

Believe me we have our own problems in Norfolk!

However, when you see swans looking thin and vainly trying to find weed to eat, when you see brown liquid seeping into the river from bank-side pipes and the riverbed covered in brown sludge, you know you have a problem.

Please try to rescue your river from potential death.

Paul Bullinger


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