Welcome to our new electrofishing intern

Welcome to our new electrofishing intern

Dan Osmond has joined us as an electrofishing intern. He tells us more about why he wanted to be involved. “I first heard about Westcountry Rivers Trust (WRT) from Sam Baycock who was on the electrofishing internship in 2017. I started my Zoology program at the...
Fly Fishing for all at informative event

Fly Fishing for all at informative event

The seventh South West Fly Fair got the Trout fishing season off with a bang on Saturday 16 March, and we were pleased to be a part of it.Fly fishermen from all over the region attended the annual show, held at Roadford Lake and hosted by South West Lakes Trust.Its a...
Water For Growth: Habitat Work

Water For Growth: Habitat Work

Removal of barriers to fish migration forms the greatest part of Water For Growth (W4G) but getting fish up to poor spawning grounds or unhealthy juvenile habitat would be a wasted effort so a program of rehabilitation of these areas has been employed to maximise the...
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....