The New Year has just begun and the weather although cold is a blessing after all the rain and wind and wet we have seen in the last few months. Talking to my angling friends in the latter days of 2018 makes me realise the huge amount of optimism that there is in the angling world. With all the bad news from pollution and, the dire from and angling point of view, the weather in 2018 everyone speaks on the bright side of the prospects for the year to come. It is acknowledged in our discussions that there are some factors that there is not the political will to tackle and others that because of our demands are very difficult to overcome. Our demand for water is getting greater we are talking about more housing, we must build more, but what about our water supplies? Most summers we are only just, if they are dry, coming through without water restrictions being imposed.
The full story appears on page 11 of our magazine.