Low water levels on the Hoo peninsula, whether caused by quarrying or climatic conditions, have caused a significant drop in the water level on The Cut at Hoo. The Environment Agency’s fisheries team have visited the site with a view to a possible transfer of fish to the other lakes. The water quality is being monitored and while the figures seem reasonable at this stage a sudden increase in daytime temperature may cause the oxygen level to crash with probable disastrous results for the fish.
The EA are standing by to carry out a rescue so members are asked not to fish on The Cut and to be aware of possible disturbance on the other two lakes if and when the rescue goes ahead. The decision to carry out the transfer may be taken at any time depending on weather forecasts and oxygen level readings.