Welcome to the River Exe and Strategic Exe Weirs project blog.

This is where to find the latest updates for the various linked projects being delivered for freshwater fisheries in the River Exe catchment.  

Read the blogs for a mix of posts including specific project updates, information related to fish in the River Exe, summaries of research related to freshwater fisheries management, and general river ramblings…

Phil Turnbull

Fisheries Technical Officer

Strategic Exe Weirs – ‘Design Live’ sites for 2021

So what defines a site as ‘design live’?  Put simply, where site surveys are being performed to enable the technical design stage to begin and progress. To get to this stage, a site has gone through a rigorous and standardised Options Appraisal and Constraints...

Strategic Exe Weirs project conception

Westcountry Rivers Trust (WRT) and The River Exe and Tributaries Association (RETA) are working together to improve access for migratory fish throughout the River Exe catchment. You can read all about this exciting programme on the Strategic Exe Weirs webpage - we...