Chalkstreams are special ecosystems, vulnerable to harm at the hand of man

Trout and grayling co-exist. Photo: Paul Colley

The West Dart on Dartmoor
Photo: David Miller
Photo: Jon Beer
Trout inspired art. Metal relief panel by Sam MacDonald
Damsel fly. Photo: Charles Carr
Photo: Bob Wellard
Wild brown trout are indicators of a healthy environment. Photo: Jon Beer
A tiny trout, just emerged from the egg
The Wild Trout Trust advises on habitat in lakes as well as rivers
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
A tiny trout takes it's first solid food. A critical life stage.
Wild brown trout like this face many threats, including stocking. Photo: Jon Beer
Sea trout in the River Cothi. Photo: David Miller
The West Dart: a spate stream, here full of great trout habitat
River Wylye in Spring. Photo: Bob Wellard
A WTT Conservation Officer demonstrates practical habitat enhancement techniques
The WTT helps to create habitat in dredged and damaged rivers. River Stour, Kent
The invertebrate life of a river tells much about its water quality
The WTT help create habitat in dredged and damaged rivers. River Stour, Kent
Shaggy vegetated margins of a river are vital trout habitat
A wild brown trout - a very special animal. Photo:Charles Carr
Exploring the wild lochs of Scotland
River Teign, Devon. Photo: Bob Wellard
The Wild Trout Trust works to protect and enhance river habitat
Spawning time !
The River Test.Photo: Martin Jacobs

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

River Wylye in summer. Photo: Bob Wellard

Photo: Charles Rangeley-Wilson

The WTT is a practical, hands-on organisation enhancing aquatic habitats
Dredged rivers rapidly fill with silt and reeds.The WTT carry out projects to create natural, self-cleansing channels and good trout habitat.
WTT River Habitat Workshops teach volunteers how to care for their river
Grayling and trout happily co-exist. Photo: David Miller
Science is now telling us how unique are many of our wild brown trout populations
Simple techniques can improve rivers for trout and many other organisms
A healthy wild trout population is a sentinel for a healthy river. Photo C.Rangeley-Wilson
Fly hatch. Photo: C. Rangeley-Wilson

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.