WTT at work in the North
Posted on March 01, 2015
Over the past 18 months or so, the demand for WTT assistance in the north of England has notably increased, with numerous advisory visits (AVs) undertaken across a range of upland rivers including the Wharfe, Ure, Nidd, Ribble, Esk, Eden, Coquet, Wear, and Blyth to name but a few.
Recent practical work in the north includes training workshops on practical habitat restoration and enhancement techniques, carried out on the Yorkshire and Cumbrian Derwents, and a tributary of the River Wear, Co. Durham.
The Cumbrian Derwent workshop generated interest from over 60 attendees, from a wide range of backgrounds including angling clubs, riparian owners and statutory organisations.
Similar work is scheduled in the near future on Glaisdale Beck (a tributary of the Yorkshire Esk), and several rivers in Argyll in support of the Argyll Fisheries Trust. Other collaborative projects are being planned with various northern Rivers Trusts. With the recent employment of Gareth Pedley as full-time Northern Conservation Officer in September 2014, and another part time Officer, Jonathan Grey, due to start in April 2015, the scope for participation and delivery in the north is expanding yet further.
For more information on the advice and practical help you can receive from the Wild Trout Trust, click here.
Contact details for the members of the WTT team are available here.