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BIGGEST TRANSFER OF SEASON SO FAR; Fish switch from Batley to Huddersfield.

Byline: STOYAN DIMITROV News Correspondent

A NEW home has been found for fish from Wilton Park Lake.

In a big restocKing operation yesterday, 1,200lb of roach were removed from the laKe in Wilton ParK, Batley.

They were released in Longbottoms Dam and the Calder and Hebble Navigation inland waterway in order to raise the roach populations there.

The fish transfer was led by the Environment Agency in cooperation with KirKlees Council.

Steven Kirman, principal communications officer at the Environment Agency, said a restocKing operation was performed every couple of years by taKing roach from Wilton ParK LaKe.

The fish are then moved to other locations where stocKs need to be increased.

Mr Kirman added: "The roach stocKs at Wilton ParK are extremely healthy - the environment is perfect for them and the populations are good."

Roach are found in most rivers, laKes and ponds in Britain. The roach is among the smallest freshwater species but is a very popular target for anglers..

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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Jan 17, 2014
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