|Look out for fish in distress
High summer is a time when fish are at greatest risk of becoming physically distressed. A common cause is lack of oxygen in the water, but there are other reasons too – Read Fisheries Officer Darren Wilson’s blog on fish in distress.
The key signs to watch for are fish gasping at the water’s surface or unusual behaviour, or an odd look to skins or fins potentially signalling a health problem. And green or blue tinges to the water may mean a build-up of harmful algae.
If you think fish are suffering, please tell the fishery owner as quickly as you can. And if you’re fishing on a river, contact our incident hotline 0800 80 70 60. We may be able to save the fish from harm.