25,000 fish killed on Norfolk and Suffolk Broads

Dead fish alongside the river at Acle Credit: ITV Anglia

Thousands of fish have died and thousands more are at risk after Tuesday's storm tides sent seawater flooding into our rivers.

Environment officials are working to calculate the damage done to the sensitive Broads system in Norfolk and Suffolk

It's estimated around 25,000 fish died as a result of Tuesdays storm, the majority of those, about 20,000 in one dyke at Acle.

Strong winds and high tides led to some serious flooding witnessed by holidaymakers

The Salt water incursion killed the freshwater fish.

Fish specialists at the Environment Agency have been on the River Thurne in Norfolk monitoring the current levels of seawater and checking fish stocks.

Dead fish in the river Credit: ITV Anglia

Angling is worth around a hundred million pounds to the local economy.

The Environment Agency are also checking a boatyard in Potter Heigham.

Fish specialists using sonar equipment Credit: ITV Anglia

Sonar equipment on their boat gives them an accurate assessment of what's underneath.

Anglers at Loddon Credit: ITV Anglia

In Loddon anglers found there wasn't a shortage of fish in the River Chet as they were taking refuge trying to escape the salt water.

Anglers are being urged to tell the Environment Agency is they see any signs of dead fish.

Click below to watch our report from Malcolm Robertson