Exploring the wild lochs of Scotland

Photo: Charles Rangeley-Wilson

Damsel fly. Photo: Charles Carr

Trout and grayling co-exist. Photo: Paul Colley

A WTT Conservation Officer demonstrates practical habitat enhancement techniques
Sea trout in the River Cothi. Photo: David Miller
River Teign, Devon. Photo: Bob Wellard
Simple techniques can improve rivers for trout and many other organisms
The invertebrate life of a river tells much about its water quality
The Wild Trout Trust works to protect and enhance river habitat

The Wild Trout Trust gives advice to support all life stages of trout. Photo: Sam MacDonald

Trout inspired art. Metal relief panel by Sam MacDonald
Grayling and trout happily co-exist. Photo: David Miller
The River Meon in Hampshire - excellent habitat for wild trout.
The Wild Trout Trust team at work on the River Manifold
Trout need plentiful cold, clean water to thrive
Photo: David Miller
The Wild Trout Trust advises on habitat in lakes as well as rivers
Wild brown trout like this face many threats, including stocking. Photo: Jon Beer
The WTT helps to create habitat in dredged and damaged rivers. River Stour, Kent
A tiny trout takes it's first solid food. A critical life stage.
Spawning time !
Wild brown trout are indicators of a healthy environment. Photo: Jon Beer
River Wylye in Spring. Photo: Bob Wellard
River Wylye in summer. Photo: Bob Wellard
The West Dart: a spate stream, here full of great trout habitat
The River Test.Photo: Martin Jacobs
Fly hatch. Photo: C. Rangeley-Wilson
The WTT help create habitat in dredged and damaged rivers. River Stour, Kent
A wild brown trout - a very special animal. Photo:Charles Carr
WTT River Habitat Workshops teach volunteers how to care for their river
A healthy wild trout population is a sentinel for a healthy river. Photo C.Rangeley-Wilson
Shaggy vegetated margins of a river are vital trout habitat
A tiny trout, just emerged from the egg
The West Dart on Dartmoor
Chalkstreams are special ecosystems, vulnerable to harm at the hand of man
The WTT is a practical, hands-on organisation enhancing aquatic habitats
Photo: Bob Wellard
Photo: Jon Beer
Science is now telling us how unique are many of our wild brown trout populations
Dredged rivers rapidly fill with silt and reeds.The WTT carry out projects to create natural, self-cleansing channels and good trout habitat.

volunteers carrying material for habitat work

The Wild Trout Trust is a conservation charity that stimulates hands-on, in-the-water projects, helping others to help themselves with habitat improvement in and around rivers and lakes.

Any individual or organisation caring for a wild trout population, anywhere in the UK or Ireland, can call on the Trust for practical help, advice and support.

By ensuring a river is good for wild trout, it will be good for other wildlife too.