Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Storm tides fear for Norfolk's River Yare

There were fears salt tides would bring fresh fish kills one of East Anglia's finest pike fisheries tonight as storms lashed the East Coast.

Flood warnings have been issued for most of the Norfolk coastline tonight and many coastal homes evacuated, after prolonged northerly gales caused North Sea tides to build.

Similar weather patterns coupled with spring tides last October decimated coarse fish stocks along parts of the River Yare and its broads.

Tonight's high tide was expected to be almost 30ft in places on the coast, carrying salt water far further inland than normal.

Fish which have entered Rockland and Surlingham Broads to spawn could become trapped as the water turns saline.