The following information is in relation to the recent closure of Bridge
Pool due to fish mortalities.

The Environment Agency was contacted after fish deaths were seen
earlier in the year.

The Agency took samples of the water and fish for analysis and returned
the following information.

A parasite not previously present was detected and is likely to be one the
causes of the fish deaths. The parasite can be transmitted by new
stock, fishing tackle and possibly wildlife.

Other contributory factors considered were stock density, the presence of
an algal bloom and too many nutrients in the water.

Currently the fish deaths have significantly reduced and the stock left is
feeding now and looking good.

Looking forward and using the information supplied, the stock density has
been reduced and the algal bloom has run its course.
It may be considered to dye Bridge Pool when necessary to prevent further
algal blooms. The lake may be chalked to assist condition of the lake bed.

The lake and stock are being monitored daily and the situation with
regards to reopening will be reviewed in the next few weeks.

BAA Committee.

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