Practical demonstration days, Yorkshire

As part of the river rehabilitation work supported by Yorkshire Water, there will be two demonstration days led by Jon Grey at the National Trust property at East Riddlesden Hall.

Two small tributaries join the Aire within the boundaries of the property: one is completely overwhelmed in willow scrub while the other is completely exposed and has been subject to livestock grazing.

The aim is to rehabilitate both to maximise spawning and juvenile habitat potential using simple techniques that conform to exemptions under the new environmental permitting regulations. These are the sort of low-cost approaches that anglers or other groups could easily undertake during work parties on their own waters.

The format of each day (22nd and 29th October) will be similar, running from 1000 – 1500 (meeting 0945 in the lower car park at East Riddlesden Hall). Participants need only bring suitable outdoor clothing and wellies, and gardening gloves. Loppers, pruning saws, or bow saws could be useful but not essential.

Please contact Jon Grey if you are interested, to help cater with numbers.