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Read the latest blogs from the team at the Canal & River Trust.
7 September 2017
‘Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated’ wrote Mark Twain at around the time of the hosting of the first All England championships. Maybe when future angling historians look back at the 2017 Division One national, it’s possible that it will be remembered as the event that kicked off the resurrection of these historic championships. As Mrs May might say, it could be the start of the era of two strong and stable divisions.
Posted by: The fisheries & angling team
4 September 2017
Angling match results brought to you by Steve Cope.
Posted by: Angling match results
31 August 2017
After a glorious Bank Holiday with the promise of more sun to come, we’re looking forward to late summer canal festivals and leisurely days on the towpath. Come and see us at our new Old Ford Lock welcome station on the Lee, at festivals on our floating welcome station Jena, and at various boater events to hear about our draft London Mooring Strategy. The sun may be out, but it’s time to start thinking about winter moorings too!
Posted by: London Boating Bulletin
Around the time of the millennium, the BBC ran a public vote to determine the greatest Briton. Winston Churchill polled the highest number of votes by some considerable margin. William Shakespeare was one of the ten contenders and from memory ended up in fourth or fifth spot.
29 August 2017
Predation of fish by seals is still a key issue at the Barrage and though we know that seals predate salmon all the way up from the mouth of the estuary, the Barrage is certainly a key feeding location for both grey and common seals. Here we update you with the latest findings from our monitoring.
In this blog entry, Phil gives us an update on his training and recovery from injury.
Posted by: From couch to canal - Phil's running journey
25 August 2017
Boating is supposed to be one the fastest ways to slow down, relax and unwind. Sadly, some people cause problems for the rest of us by speeding past moored craft or creating a breaking wash, which causes damage to the canal and river banks, and harms wildlife. We’d like everyone to keep calm and slow down past moored boats, take it easy and be considerate.
Posted by: The boating team