Since the 1960s many English rivers have declined as fisheries as a result of the pressure of modern day lifestyles, agricultural and land drainage practices. While many of the once grossly polluted rivers in the countries industrial areas have been considerably cleaned up, many of those in more rural areas have declined significantly. Nowhere has this been more noticeable than with the rivers of East Anglia, the Wensum, Waveney and Bure in particular.
Naca's Sayers Meadow , as featured on television, radio and in the press, started as an experiment in fishery habitat restoration but soon established it's self as a roll model. Click the "Sayer's Meadow" button above for a insite into the work of Naca's first river habitat restoration work.
Recognised in the early 1980’s as one of England’s finest barbel and chub fisheries, since then, the Costessey Point reach of the River Wensum has suffered from the affects of habitat damaging river-dredging works and over abstraction of water. Following from this its once strong flows dwindled and slowed until gradually its polished gravels pools became covered in layers of silt sediment, which eventually led to the decline of its famous fish stocks and the demise of the fishery as the jewel in the crown of Norfolk’s rivers. Twenty years later NACA started work on Costessey Point Project a highly ambitious river habitat restoration project designed to reverse the fortunes of the fishery.
Click the "Costessey Point" button above for a insite into the work of Naca's latest river habitat restoration project.