What to do if you discover a pollution incident

The association would ask all members who discover incidents of pollution in the River Derwent to take the following three steps:

1.Inform the Environment Agency as soon as possible, with as much information as you can give them with regard to the type of pollution and the location. The EA pollution hotline number is 0800 807060 (Freephone, 24 hour service) and is printed on the back of your rod licence.
2. Inform club officials on the number on the back of your club licence.
3. Make notes of your observations. If possible, take photos or a video of the incident and collect samples of any dead fish. A club official will collect these from you as soon as possible.

This information will enable the authorities to act quickly to keep the effects of any incident to a minimum and help locate the source of the pollution.

Many thanks and tight lines


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