With regards to the timing of the fish rescue, the team at Chasewater are waiting for the water level to drop a little lower, so it will be easier for us to catch as many fish as possible.
We plan to catch a sample of fish this week, so we can confirm the fish population is healthy. Once the test results are in, we will be able to confirm the locations where the fish will be released.
We continue to work closely with British Waterways and the Environment Agency to ensure that we carry out the operation properly, and we expect the main rescue to be completed by the end of March – before the start of the fish spawning season.
As soon as more details are known they will be posted to the blog.