Supporting eels in Somerset

Supporting eels in Somerset

Thanks to funding from the European Marine Fisheries Fund, and with support from the Sustainable Eel Group (SEG), we have been working with Somerset Wildlife Trust to ensure that eels can continue to find safe refuge in our the county’s wetland habitats during their...
Anne Voss-Bark Memorial Award winner’s week with us

Anne Voss-Bark Memorial Award winner’s week with us

A passion for fisheries has led to mature student Mark Fordham, who is studying for an Institute of Fisheries Management Diploma, winning this year’s Ann Voss-Bark Memorial Award.The award, created in memory of Anne Voss-Bark, who was one of the founding members...
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...