Keith the seal spotted again in Powick

Keith the Seal spotted by Sally Robinson at Powick (6281004)

Keith the Seal spotted by Sally Robinson at Powick (6281004)

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ANOTHER sighing of Keith the seal appears to have confirmed her return to the area.

Keith was spotted in the water at Powick by Sally Robinson, who captured a photo of what could be the iconic seal just under the surface.

Her photograph was taken the same day Kempsey resident James Perry saw Keith on a riverbank in the village near Worcester at about 9.15pm while walking in fields off Pixham Ferry Lane, Kempsey.

Dilip Sarkar, the Angling Trust's fisheries enforcement manager, says the same evening a seal was apparently feeding on barbel fish in the river Teme, which has caused concern among anglers.

Mr Sarkar said: "At this time of year, many fish, including barbel, migrate from the Severn into the Teme to spawn in the cleaner, shallower, gravel-bottomed river - a perfect barbel habitat.

"Because of the numbers of fish present at this time of year, these fish are extremely vulnerable.

"The seal taking pre-spawning or spawning barbel is particularly catestrophic - the barbel population is demonstrably in decline, and is currently subject to formal scientific study."

Last week rumours spread that the female grey seal may have been killed by a man during a fishing session on the banks of the Severn.

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8:56am Mon 19 May 14

denon says...

So the rumours were untrue
So the rumours were untrue denon
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10:15am Mon 19 May 14

Ronnie6704 says...

Spell check would be good before submitting the article!
Spell check would be good before submitting the article! Ronnie6704
  • Score: 4

12:19pm Mon 19 May 14

redtail says...

the barbel population is demonstrably in decline, and is currently subject to formal scientific study." foreign anglers will eat anything, polish like barbel and carp,,,,
Last week rumors spread that the female grey seal may have been killed by a man during a fishing session on the banks of the Severn. i thought it was close season to allow fish to spawn
the barbel population is demonstrably in decline, and is currently subject to formal scientific study." foreign anglers will eat anything, polish like barbel and carp,,,, Last week rumors spread that the female grey seal may have been killed by a man during a fishing session on the banks of the Severn. i thought it was close season to allow fish to spawn redtail
  • Score: -1

3:09pm Mon 19 May 14

New Kid on the Block says...

For details of close seasons try this link.
https://www.gov.uk/f
reshwater-rod-fishin
g-rules/when-and-whe
re-you-can-fish
For details of close seasons try this link. https://www.gov.uk/f reshwater-rod-fishin g-rules/when-and-whe re-you-can-fish New Kid on the Block
  • Score: -3

4:08pm Mon 19 May 14

redtail says...

New Kid on the Block wrote:
For details of close seasons try this link.
https://www.gov.uk/f

reshwater-rod-fishin

g-rules/when-and-whe

re-you-can-fish
Environment Agency rod fishing byelaws: midlands region march 2014 all other regions are updated after 2010,,,,also a quote from your link,,,,Catch limits
There’s a daily limit on the number of fish you can take.

Coarse (freshwater) fish

Each day you can only take from rivers:

1 pike (up to 65cm)
2 grayling (30-38cm)
15 small fish (up to 20cm) including barbel, chub, common bream, common carp, crucian carp, dace, perch, rudd, silver bream, smelt and tench
Any eel you catch (except conger eels) must be released alive.
[quote][p][bold]New Kid on the Block[/bold] wrote: For details of close seasons try this link. https://www.gov.uk/f reshwater-rod-fishin g-rules/when-and-whe re-you-can-fish[/p][/quote]Environment Agency rod fishing byelaws: midlands region march 2014 all other regions are updated after 2010,,,,also a quote from your link,,,,Catch limits There’s a daily limit on the number of fish you can take. Coarse (freshwater) fish Each day you can only take from rivers: 1 pike (up to 65cm) 2 grayling (30-38cm) 15 small fish (up to 20cm) including barbel, chub, common bream, common carp, crucian carp, dace, perch, rudd, silver bream, smelt and tench Any eel you catch (except conger eels) must be released alive. redtail
  • Score: 2

4:12pm Mon 19 May 14

redtail says...

redtail wrote:
New Kid on the Block wrote:
For details of close seasons try this link.
https://www.gov.uk/f


reshwater-rod-fishin


g-rules/when-and-whe


re-you-can-fish
Environment Agency rod fishing byelaws: midlands region march 2014 all other regions are updated after 2010,,,,also a quote from your link,,,,Catch limits
There’s a daily limit on the number of fish you can take.

Coarse (freshwater) fish

Each day you can only take from rivers:

1 pike (up to 65cm)
2 grayling (30-38cm)
15 small fish (up to 20cm) including barbel, chub, common bream, common carp, crucian carp, dace, perch, rudd, silver bream, smelt and tench
Any eel you catch (except conger eels) must be released alive.
sorry,,,Environment Agency rod fishing byelaws: midlands region was last updated march 2004 not 2014
[quote][p][bold]redtail[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]New Kid on the Block[/bold] wrote: For details of close seasons try this link. https://www.gov.uk/f reshwater-rod-fishin g-rules/when-and-whe re-you-can-fish[/p][/quote]Environment Agency rod fishing byelaws: midlands region march 2014 all other regions are updated after 2010,,,,also a quote from your link,,,,Catch limits There’s a daily limit on the number of fish you can take. Coarse (freshwater) fish Each day you can only take from rivers: 1 pike (up to 65cm) 2 grayling (30-38cm) 15 small fish (up to 20cm) including barbel, chub, common bream, common carp, crucian carp, dace, perch, rudd, silver bream, smelt and tench Any eel you catch (except conger eels) must be released alive.[/p][/quote]sorry,,,Environment Agency rod fishing byelaws: midlands region was last updated march 2004 not 2014 redtail
  • Score: 1

7:55pm Mon 19 May 14

mohaa says...

lets have a seal clubbing day
lets have a seal clubbing day mohaa
  • Score: -1

10:50pm Mon 19 May 14

Keith B says...

Am I totally sick of Keith the Seal stories.
Am I totally sick of Keith the Seal stories. Keith B
  • Score: 2

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