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May 3, 2018
Category: Abstraction
Posted by: Kathryn

With an ever-growing demand for drinking water and increasingly extreme weather events, how do we get the water we need without causing even more harm to our rivers?

May 2, 2018
Category: Drought
Posted by: Kathryn

Our riverfly monitors are back out in the centre of Chesham checking for life in the Chess now that flow has returned.

Mar 24, 2018
Category: HS2
Posted by: Kathryn

A public meeting with HS2 and the Environment Agency looked at the risks posed by tunnelling to the groundwater and rivers of the Chess and Misbourne Valleys.

Dec 31, 2017
Category: Conservation
Posted by: Kathryn

Restoration works to a tributary of the Chess are planned for early 2018.

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Tribute to Stephen Webster

Aug 11, 2011

Category: General
Posted by: Kathryn

Stephen fishing on the ChessStephen (Shep) Webster


A talented musician, exceptional fisherman, enthusiastic entomologist, environmentalist and family man will be greatly missed. Stephen was the most knowledgeable and skillful fisherman I have ever met. You knew a day on the river with him would enrich your life. You would not leave the river until the last light of day had faded, Stephen always knew this would be the time when the fishing was at its best.  


Stephen was a doer, no sitting down talking about what needed to be done he was always for getting on with it. Stephen was a driving force behind the River Chess Association and was instrumental in establishing the riverfly monitoring programme. He was a supporter of the Wild Trout Trust including the annual auction and a member of more fishing clubs than there were days to fish.


In recent years through the River Chess Association he was passing on his knowledge of rivers to the next generation of enthusiasts. He lost his life to a tragic accident on Sunday, our sympathy goes out to Sheila his wife and their four children.


Paul Jennings.