Happy Christmas and 2013 Roundup from the Wild Trout Trust

Dear WTT Supporter,

Thank you for your ongoing support of the Trust through 2013, a year that brought more great success in improving life for trout in our rivers. The WTT 201213 annual report will very soon be available through the Charity Commission website (www​.char​i​ty​commis​sion​.gov​.uk) and the section on our activities in that year is available by clicking here, but the highlights include:

  • 59 advisory visits
  • 33 project proposals
  • 28 practical demonstration events
  • 4 significant enhancement projects
  • in all this work, over 220km of river habitat enhanced
  • talks to conferences, fishing club events and student groups on practical habitat enhancement with an audience totalling approximately 1350 people
  • Mayfly in the Classroom training to 38 teachers and volunteers and thence to around 800 schoolchildren
  • two new staff members — another Conservation Officer in the south (Mike Blackmore) and a Research and Engagement Officer (Ben Tyser, who sadly left us in November 2013 but replaced by Sue Scott from Jan 2014)
  • lots of development of the WTT website, including an expanding library of information papers, videos and interesting stuff
  • £55K from our annual auction to drive our cost-effective work

2014 (and beyond) will be a truly challenging time for WTT, to ensure we can continue to fund and deliver the practical work we do, getting people involved with their rivers and protecting and enhancing habitat. We very much look forward to your invaluable and continuing support and hope to see you at one or more of these events

8 & 9 February 2014 — British Fly Fair International: http://​www​.bffi​.co​.uk/

7 & 8 June 2014 — WTT Annual Get-Together with the River Chess Association at Latimer Park — please check the events on this website for details

21 June 2014 — WTT fundraiser at Meon Springs Trout Fishery, Hampshire

18 – 20 July 2014 — CLA Game Fair, Blenheim Palace

15 October 2014 — WTT Conservation Awards supported by Thames Water