Sunday, November 04, 2007

PAC calls for answers over student pike cull

Pike anglers are calling for answers today after fishery students were allowed to carry out a cull on a tributary of the Thames.

After the killing happened on the River Darrent, one student boasted on a taxidermy fans' website: "Was skinning out pike till 2am...."

The Pike Anglers Club of Great Britain said: "Pike culls in rivers are invariably ill-conceived and needless.

"All the scientific evidence says so. These are supposed to be trainee fisheries scientists, we're shocked and horrified by the relish these students seem to have taken in killing pike."

The PAC will be speaking to Hadlow College tomorrow. Click here to see the pictures.