Thank you for this precious encouragement !
Every year now and then, the Thur river is carefully maintained. Carriers & tributaries are kept fit for reproduction, banks are opened and redds brushed up to help spawning. Banks vegetation is also a key to a river in full swing to keep down temperature, fight invasive plants, remove too large debris while keeping desirable ones, fight bank erosion, keep access for the rods, and appeal to everyone with a glorious stretch of river.
Sustainable river & fish management also includes fish catch control and its adapted rules, not to forget to keep the public posted, aware, by our entertaining program to promote fishing amongst the local communities.
In order to achieve those goals we spend every year hundreds of hours of benevolent workforce, mostly done thanks to a faithfull team of 10 passionate river nuts and we need 3000€ to break even on expenses. The Prix Charles Ritz’s money will add to our budget what is needed to encourage our officers & members to continue taking care of our beloved river Thur. Thank you very much.
President of the AAPPMA