Not Your Usual Wild Trout Water

The River Brent in west London certainly is not your usual wild trout water.

Water quality problems are in a long list of issues that have probably excluded trout from this river for hundreds of years.
Still, the Brent is where WTT worked with an array of partners (Amey, Ealing Borough Council, EA, River Restoration Centre & Thames 21) to run a train the trainers” day, funded by Thames Water, for thirty attendees from twenty organisations.

The day involved a discussion of the issues impacting an urban river like the Brent, how to go about approaching practical habitat enhancement work, then getting in the river and actually doing it. John Sutton, former legendary EA Fisheries Team Leader turned cameraman with his company Clearwater Photography, compiled this video of a great day: 

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