Anglers on Surrey’s River Wey joined canoeists and kayakers to launch one of the country’s biggest environmental volunteering events. Organised by the Angling Trust and British Canoeing alongside the EA, National Trust and Thames Water, more than 80 people got involved to remove a substantial tonnage of floating pennywort.
Meeting at Papercourt Lock, chosen as the highest point upstream, volunteers got to grips with the invasive plant. Anglers from Woking DAC and Byfleet AC were praised for their key role in the clear-up. More action to control the species, which can have a severe impact on freshwater fisheries, is planned later this month. For further info, see: https://britishcanoeing.formstack.com/forms/floating\_pennywort\_voluntary\_day