CLUB members at a popular Midlands stillwater are calling for help to stop huge numbers of bream being removed from their beloved venue.
Butterley Reservoir, in Derbyshire, is a prolific bream and silvers water which has regularly been fished by top names such as Bob Nudd and the Ringer family. But reports have emerged that the bream are being removed as part of a drive to turn the venue into a carp-orientated water.
Keith Jackson (70), who has fished Butterley since he was 12, said:
“The current committee are hardened carp anglers, and it seems they don’t want us pleasure anglers on there. Nearly two tonnes of bream have been netted out, and carpers are still catching them and placing them in floating cages, waiting for them to be removed. We’ve contacted the venue owner, the Canal & River Trust, but nobody seems willing to help. Something needs to be done before this famous silverfish venue is lost forever.”
Angling Times approached the committee for a response, but they were unavailable for comment at the time of going to press.