Gravel bringing salmon back to Devon river

Gravel bringing salmon back to Devon river

New spawning habitats are bringing salmon back to a stretch of the River Avon. In a five-minute spot survey this autumn, the Westcountry Rivers Trust counted 21 juvenile salmon on a stretch of river where no salmon or trout were counted four years ago. Over the last...
5 Westcountry Hidden Gems

5 Westcountry Hidden Gems

When it comes to river places, we all have our hidden gems. That babbling brook tucked behind your local corner shop, the tyre swing hanging above a glistening pool that you stumbled across one Sunday afternoon wandering along the riverbanks…or maybe that...
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...
Brent Island Family Fun Day

Brent Island Family Fun Day

On Saturday the 17th of September Westcountry Rivers Trust attended the Brent Island Trust’s family fun day. This event was on the back of their 25th anniversary event, again which was a huge success. We took along the education stand and got families Into the...