Field of Dreams in action

It’s a well worn quote from the film, Field of Dreams, and one that often crops up in our work: 

build it (habitat) and they (trout) will come’. 

Here is one lovely example. Trout are spawning on the River Trent near Stoke in an area that was previously devoid of trout habitat’, to quote WTT project manager, Paul Gaskell. The Sunrise Project took a straight, silty, incised channel and turned it into a functioning wiggly river.

And the trout came, and spawned. 

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust were a partner on the project, and this tweet and video of redds are from Nick Mott of SWT.