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River Name:Colne/Holme /Calder
In 2008 Bryan Russell from Essex was the lucky winning bidder in the WTT annual auction for a days guided fishing on the river Holme at Lockwood (donated by WTT member; local lad Mick Pogson). Bryan thoroughly enjoyed his days fishing and marvelled at the quality and quantity of wild trout and grayling that thrived in the river; remarking that he spent vastly more money to fish Hampshire's famous River Test and that he caught far more fish in the Holme!
However, Bryan (as a conservationist and WTT member) was shocked at the litter in and around the river and pledged a generous sum of money in a letter to local MP Barry Sheerman to kick start a clean-up campaign. As Bryan said 'I live in Essex and I care about the river; does anyone in Lockwood?' . The gauntlet was well and truly thrown down............
Barry Sheerman MP has since assembled an impressive partnership of local volunteers, businesses, and the local council and education authority. The Wild Trout Trust has carried out an Advisory Visit, along with training and equipment for Greenstreams members to carry out their own Mayfly in the Classroom projects.
Greenstreams has its own River Warden in Beth Allcock email@example.com and the WTT looks forward to supporting the group in its future habitat and community projects.
Visit the Greenstreams website here