Soil & Salmon: Keeping soil on the land to save our salmon

Soil & Salmon: Keeping soil on the land to save our salmon

Soils in the UK are finally getting some much needed attention, though funded research, policy changes and the coming together of interested parties who are united in the drive to improve our understanding of this precious resource. However, there is much still to be...
Fish Survey Results 2016

Fish Survey Results 2016

Westcountry Rivers Trust undertake Fry Index Fish Surveys on a catchment-wide basis in order to assess the ‘first year’ (0+ cohort) of salmonids within the river system/s. By looking at salmon and trout we are surveying the fish most sensitive to environmental change....
Walkover on the River Gannel

Walkover on the River Gannel

On a crisp, sunny November morning, Matt and I set out in our waders, food-filled bags on our back, to follow the River Gannel along a six kilometre stretch, on the look for salmonid habitat and potential areas for river improvement works. While we try to stay on the...
Salmon get new spawning grounds

Salmon get new spawning grounds

The Westcountry Rivers Trust is creating new salmon spawning habitats by adding gravel to rivers in Devon and West Somerset. Funded by South West Water, as part of the National Environment Programme, the project aims to increase the number of salmon and trout by...
Riverfly training on the Tale

Riverfly training on the Tale

In September 2016 the Westcountry Rivers Trust ran a training workshop on the River Tale at Escot Park based on the “Riverfly” concept. This was on behalf of the River Otter Association’s anglers that have an aspiration to make a difference. This is citizen science...
Iconic fish making a recovery in the Lerryn

Iconic fish making a recovery in the Lerryn

Last year as part of the South Cornwall River Improvement Project (SCRIP) a significant barrier to fish migration was removed on the river Lerryn, a tributary of the Fowey that rises near East Taphouse and flows through the historic Boconnoc estate, before flowing...