I am writing this as winter is coming to an end it has been a particularly bad time for angling in Wales with major pollutions occurring on some of our most beautiful and tranquil areas of water.
Many associate pollution with seeing fish dead at the bottom of a river or pond but this is not always the case. Diffuse pollution is becoming more of a problem in Wales, what does diffuse mean. When a sewer overflows or a factory or other regulated discharge occurs this can and usual does cause a problem that can be traced back to the particular source, not always as our drainage systems are old. This is called point source where I can be identified and the necessary action taken to contain it or stop it. If serious a prosecution may be taken out against the polluter.
The full story appears on page 8 of our magazine.