The Kent Westmorland Angling Association (KWAA), was the first fishing club in the north of England to test the rivers water quality. The club has always taken a proactive stance in combating river pollution. Which poses a significant threat to aquatic life, water quality, and recreational activities. The KWAA, a group of dedicated anglers, recognises the critical importance of preserving the health of their rivers not only for fishing but also for the broader ecosystem.

In response to increasing pollution levels, the KWAA has implemented a multifaceted strategy. Firstly, they actively monitor the water quality through regular testing, identifying key pollutants and their sources. This data collection is crucial for informing both the public and regulatory bodies about the state of the rivers. The association collaborates with environmental agencies and local authorities to advocate for stricter enforcement of pollution controls and more effective waste management practices.

Moreover, KWAA, supports river clean-up events, engaging with other volunteers to remove litter and debris from riverbanks and watercourses. These efforts not only improve the immediate environment but also serve to highlight the ongoing issue of pollution and the collective action required to address it.

Through vigilant monitoring, advocacy, education, and hands-on conservation efforts, the Kent Westmorland Angling Association is at the forefront of the battle against river pollution, striving to ensure the preservation and restoration of local rivers for future generations.

KWAA’s Sam Doidge awarded the Angling Trusts Citizen Science project for his contribution to water sampling on the Kent.
KWAA’s Sam Doidge awarded the Angling Trusts Citizen Science project for his contribution to water sampling on the Kent.