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Salmon fisherman threatened by new regulations

The Environment Agency, has told Nigel he can catch no more than 30 fish a year. Credit: ITV West

The only full-time salmon fisherman on the River Severn says new regulations risk putting him out of business and destroying a traditional way of life which dates back centuries.

The Environment Agency, which licences river fishing, has told Nigel Mott he can catch no more than 30 fish a year. Nigel Mott fishes for wild salmon near Lydney using putchers, wire cages which the salmon swim into as the tide ebbs. Previously he was allowed to caatch as many as he liked.


Bridgwater cyclist wins 40th Severn Bridge Road Race

A grey day for cyclists taking part in the Severn Bridge Road Race

Marcin Bialoblocki was among 74 cyclists battling wet conditions in the annual event. The gruelling ten lap race over sixty five miles started and finished at Olveston in South Gloucestershire. The competition was organised by the Bristol Road Club. It has not used the Severn Bridge for years