Update 5th September 2017: 


Coquet fish counts

We continue to closely monitor numbers of salmon and sea trout in the Coquet at Acklington

(please see table at the foot of this page). Worryingly, numbers for July this year at 437 is significantly down on 2015 and 2016 ( 778 and 787), and we have only counted 316 so far in August (1502 and 1296 in previous years). We will continue to monitor the situation.




 

We are continuing to support habitat improvements in the Coquet and its side streams, as shown in the attached picture of the West End Anglers securing a fallen tree. 

 

 

River Pont Project

We would like to welcome Lisa Riccardi to the team! Lisa is starting to gather views and ideas from communities and partners for an exciting catchment scale project, hopefully with Lottery support. Watch this space for more details!  

    

Coquet Estuary Vision

We would also like to welcome Steve Lowe to the NRT! Steve is leading on an exciting project to identify a wide ranging vision for this important part of Northumberland. The study is also starting to gather views and ideas, and ways that exciting environmental improvements could be linked to tourism and recreation. 

 

Humford Dam

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The Northumberland Rivers Trust is currently looking at the option of removing this structure to improve conditions for migrating fish and eels and for the ' river health' of the whole catchment. However we recognise that this is a very controversial issue at this historic site. We have therefore set up a 'working group' to develop a dialogue on this important structure and share ideas and opinions. We recently held a successful first meeting and we plan to meet again soon. We would like to emphasise that a decision on the way forward has not yet been made and that we are very much listening to local views.


Living Waterways

The NRT is currently finalising plans to create an ambitious series of wetlands and habitats on the Cotting Burn north of Morpeth and along the Seaton Burn. Part of the work will be extensive tree and reed planting over the coming winter.


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Please get in touch if you would like to be involved in helping the NRT with tree planting this coming winter.






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Help us to help our rivers by Just Giving (see below)

Many thanks !

Just Giving!

We now have a Just Giving page.  If you're interested in making a donation to help the work that we do on our rivers and streams please visit:

www.justgiving.com/northumberland-riverstrust

Thank you!

 

 

 


 

Catchment Based Approach (CABA) and current

Consultations

Please have a look at 'The Catchment Based Approach' tab above to get the update on this and on some current consultations.


We have moved we are now at -  Cragend Farm, Cragend, Rothbury, Morpeth, NE65 7XN. 

 

  

Fish counting at Acklington

 

River Coquet upstream fish counts

 

The table below shows the monthly combined upstream counts for salmon and sea trout at the fish counter at Acklington on the main River Coquet. The counter began operation in May 2014.

Year

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Total

2014

-

-

-

-

95

235

159

223

257

2447

524

24

3964

2015

2

2

10

97

293

616

778 1502 723 3841 1379 13

9256

2016

2

22

29

 137

 103

 331

787 1296 1127 2784 1306 76 **

8000

2017

23 **

14

 9

6

 112

 361

437

962

 

 

** We were unable to obtain fish counts for the period 10th December 2016- 19th January 2017.


Fish counts-

 

Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar April   May Jun July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar April May Jun Jul Aug
1 20 303 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 41 14 35 10 17 3 3 0 0 0 3 22 31
2 7 100 0 0 0 0 1 5 6 37 10 11 15 24 6 1 0 0 3 2 15 22
3 7 112 3 0 0 1 2 3 2 17 14 12 8 49 14 4 0 0 4 0 7 12
4 8 34 0 0 0 1 2 3 5 11 11 10 11 13 6 3 1 0 9 32 18 52
5 11 21 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 21 3 10 17 23 5 0 0 0 6 1 42 31
6 61 48 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 22 11 18 6 14 12 0 0 0 4 17 39 1
7 453 61 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 11 90 39 1 25 9 0 1 0 2 3 13 3
8 285 129 2 0 0 0 10 48 0 0 3 28 12 35 15 0 0 0 4 1 0 4
9 106 81 0 0 1 1 22 1 9 2 1 21 9 10 6 0 1 0 0 1 2 5
10 52 243 0 0 3 1 6 1 6 1 1 18 7 17 0 0 0 6 17 0 7
11 31 78 0 0 1 1 12 5 55 41 37 49 12 13 0 0 1 1 13 3 0
12 40 23 0 0 0 2 8 2 2 32 17 62 41 38 0 0 0 6 24 4 1
13 73 11 0 0 0 3 14 3 5 30 38 21 143 167 1 0 4 5 13 8 15
14 53 5 0 0 0 1 5 3 2 15 40 17 178 360 0 0 0 6 7 11 37
15 38 1 0 0 0 2 3 2 5 26 27 6 245 110 0 0 0 3 8 18 16
16 30 58 4 0 0 1 5 3 7 26 20 23 173 188 0 0 0 1 22 3 27
17 41 10 0 0 0 1 6 1 0 21 15 15 95 21 0 1 0 0 2 1 39
18 30 17 0 0 0 1 5 1 11 26 10 17 192 42 0 0 0 5 4 4 8
19 45 13 0 0 0 0 3 2 17 36 23 4 411 18 0 1 0 1 5 1 11
20 32 11 0 0 2 0 3 2 41 37 20 11 241 32 3 1 0 0 3 3 0 17
21 220 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 11 42 144 17 188 22 2 0 0 0 4 2 0 8
22 234 2 0 0 1 2 0 4 8 82 99 164 126 41 3 0 0 0 3 6 0
23 79 1 0 0 2 2 0 1 14 51 70 141 88 12 2 0 0 0 2 4 3
24 75 4 0 0 4 2 0 1 17 13 17 92 287 1 1 0 0 0 6 27 33
25 52 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 31 15 30 33 96 2 1 0 0 1 14 12 30
26 40 2 0 0 3 1 4 0 18 17 82 28 45 3 3 0 0 0 8 34 5
27 78 5 0 0 0 0 6 2 20 41 24 87 37 4 2 1 1 0 0 3 17
28 81 3 1 2 0 2 5 1 11 34 87 68 17 2 1 0 3 0 2 17 11
29 468 1 1 0 - 0 6 6 7 18 126 70 33 3 1 0 0 2 41 72
30 415 0 - 0 0 1 0 21 10 124 0 19 0 0 0 0 1 37 38
31 676 0 1 0 11 88 21 4 0 0 1 0 17
Total 3841 1379 13 2 22 29 137 103 331 787 1296 1127 2784 1306 76 23 14 9 6 112 361 437

 

 

 

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The Northumberland Rivers Trust was created in July 2011, with the aim of restoring and safeguarding Northumberland's rivers and streams.

  • We will:
    • Undertake environmental projects with communities and angling clubs to restore and improve habitats.
    • Share and promote awareness of environmental issue and best practice.

Our founding principle is to work in partnership with communities, angling clubs, environmental organisations and others to deliver lasting improvements.

Our area of working is all the rivers and streams that flow into the North Sea north of the Tyne and south of the Tweed.  Our rivers are:alt

    • Aln
    • Blyth/Pont
    • Coquet
    • Wansbeck
    • North Northumberland Coastal Streams
 

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