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Dec 31, 2017
Category: Conservation
Posted by: Kathryn

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

Nov 21, 2017
Category: Abstraction
Posted by: Kathryn

River Chess groundwater levels at record lows, a dry river in Chesham for a year, but no water restrictions from Affinity Water.

Sep 18, 2017
Category: General
Posted by: Kathryn

A public River Chess forum will take place in support of the World Wildlife Fund's 'Nature Needs You' campaign.

Jul 12, 2017
Category: Drought
Posted by: Kathryn

With groundwater levels now exceptionally low, the river in Chesham is dry as far as Lord's Mill, Waterside.

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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.