I've never fished the Norfolk Broads, but it's place in the history and heritage of UK pike fishing is undeniable. One would imagine that the organisation tasked with looking after the area, the Broads Authority, would have the whole ecosystem's welfare at heart. Sadly it seems not.
Fish are dying, yet despite evidence pointing to their current work as a potential cause they are carrying on regardless.
For those of you who don't follow Michael Hastings's blog I suggest you pop over there right now
to get a feel for how angry the Broadland piking regulars are, and for
how incompetent, blinkered and uncaring the Broads Authority appear to
be. You could almost think they only give a stuff about boaters and
revenue. Surely not...