Upper Itchen project results in more trout !

The local Environment Agency Fisheries and Biodiversity team have been working with the Wild Trout Trust to enhance wild brown trout habitat on the upper reaches of the Itchen since 2011. Details of the project, including a video, can be found on the Upper Itchen project page. Click  here to go to the page.

This extract from an EA monitoring report shows results from those projects. It’s not hard science, but it is interesting that fencing and LWD can change the river from wide open, flat and exposed to pinched-in and hairy and suddenly more trout appear/​survive.

Read the extract from the report here