Anglers threaten to withhold licence fees in protest at the 'utterly appalling' state of rivers.riv

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Pictured: The River Stour in Blandford Forum, Dorset, covered in an algae in August 2022.<br />
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Anglers are threatening to withhold millions of pounds in rod licence fees in protest at the 'utterly appalling' state of British rivers.<br />
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The angling community generates up to £40m a year income for the Environment Agency by paying for the right to fish on the country's rivers and lakes.<br />
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But there is a tidal wave of anger among them over the 'disgusting and horrific' levels of chemicals and effluent that has been allowed to be discharged into Britain's precious waterways.