Cromford Fly Fishing Club hosts WTT habitat demonstration day

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Cromford Fly Fishing Club hosted a Wild Trout Trust habitat demonstration day on their stretch of the River Derwent at Cromford, Derbyshire, in mid-February, led by WTT Conservation Officer, Tim Jacklin. 

The day was well-attended with over 20 representatives from a number of clubs along as well as local EA staff the river getting hands-on experience of practical habitat improvement techniques.

Woody debris was installed in 4 locations on the river by using numerous techniques i.e.. brushwood revetments, hinging trees and tree kickers. These techniques are known to provide benefits for fish especially the juvenile stages as well as the wider ecology. This experience has been put to good use on subsequent club working parties. 

For videos demonstrating these techniques, click here.

Click here for publications explaining these techniques. These can be downloaded or purchased in our shop.

Many thanks to Cromford FFC for hosting the day and to the Environment Agency for the sponsorship to make it possible.

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