Survey work carried out by the Westcountry Rivers Trust (WRT)

Report from the president Chris Peach on survey work carried out by the Westcountry Rivers Trust (WRT).
“I observed the e-fishing conducted by Matt Healey from the WRT on the River Avon this morning above Curtisknowle.
It was interesting to see this survey method being carried out, the number of fry & Parr, variety of invertebrates and to observe at close range the difference between salmon and trout fry.

I understand that Matt is hoping to cover all our sites today and will then have a report ready by the end of the year. He said that he would be willing to present the survey findings plus report on the gravel augmentation at the AGM

Suggest we formalise this soonest.

Matt reported that there were a good number of salmon Parr at the site between Brent Island and Lydia falls, too early to comment on other findings but overall the river environment appears very healthy.

Some photos below, ”

The WRT will survey the following sites for the AFA:

  • Annabel copse
  • Above Curtisknowle Weir
  • Downstream of Curtisknowle weir
  • Downstream of Gara Bridge
  • Downstream of Avon Mill
  • Downstream of New Bridge
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