UK rivers hit critically low flows

Some of the UK’s best fishing rivers have reached crisis point due to low water levels and flows – and things are set to get worse with a serious drought forecast for this summer.

Figures from the Centre for Hydrology and Ecology indicate that in the past 10 months, 16 of our rivers have been classed as having ‘exceptionally low’ flows, with half of these experiencing record low flows.  These venues include the Hampshire Avon, the Dorset Stour, the River Teme and the River Medway.

Angling Trust representative Martin Salter branded water ‘too cheap’, the public ‘too wasteful’ and politicians ‘too short-sighted’.