Concerned residents have spotted what is believed to be thousands of dead fish floating in the River Stour.

Resident Edward Ward took his kayak on to the river, in East Bergholt, this morning.

He posted a series of photos on social media, showing dead fish in the water.

Mr Ward said: "What on earth has happened on the Stour. Thousands and thousands of dead fish."

It is believed the issue may be caused by a lack of oxygen in the river water.

The Gazette has contacted the Environment Agency for comment.


  • Edward Ward went out on the River Stour this morning


  • There are believed to be thousands of dead fish on the water


  • Edward Ward said he spotted 'thousands and thousands' or dead fish on the water