Update 28th July 2015:


Further update relating to diseased salmon

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Diseased Salmon

We have had reports of a number of diseased fish on the Coquet recently. The Environment Agency are aware and have commented that it may be due to the colder than average spring coupled with low water levels, and that diseased individual fish are quite often seen at this time of year. If you spot individual diseased fish, please email details to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and we will collate and forward information to the EA. However, if you spot numbers of diseased or dead fish, please report this directly to the EA using 0800 807060.


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 now share offices with the National Trust at Scots Gap.

 

Otter holt available for immediate possession

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This is a rare opportunity to own a newly built maisonette overlooking an extensive wetland feature at Corridge on the Wansbeck.

Master bedroom, reception area, side entrance, CCTV. Excellent trout and crayfish fishing. Quiet location would suit a young family or retired fishermen looking for a country retreat.

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Corridge Bird Hide Topping Out 

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Many thanks to Dick and Linda for their hospitality at the 'topping out' event for the bird hide and wetlands on 3rd May.

Henzell Enterprises have done an excellent job with the hide and the 3 Hectares of wetlands that were funded by the Catchment Restoration Fund, the Environment Agency and the landowner.

33 species of bird have already been spotted, and hopefully there will be many more once this site becomes established!

 

 

Coastal Streams Project

We are about to start an exciting new project to improve the Chevington Burn and Hauxley Burn with the Environment Agency and the Northumberland Wildlife Trust.  More details to follow.

Urban Streams Project

At the recent Northumberland Rivers Catchment Partnership we agreed that this project is best delivered by the Northumberland Wildlife Trust.  The work will focus on the Seaton Burn, Horton Burn and Briardene Burn, and is funded by the Environment Agency CPAF fund.  We will be working closely with NWT on new channel designs and improvements.

 

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

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-

-

-

95

235

159

223

257

2447

524

24

3964

2015

2

2

10

97

293

616

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Fish Counter Data for the River Coquet and Salmon Numbers in general

As we reported recently, we are delighted to now be able to share fish counter data for the Coquet.  The equipment that is on loan from the Environment Agency records salmon and sea trout (although it is currently not possible to differentiate between the two).  Big thanks to Mick Donkin for his help with this. Current figures are shown below. 

 

April May June July August Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb March April May June July
1 @ 6 6 @ 0 6 35 61 4 0 0 0 0 5 7 54
2 @ 0 1 @ 3 9 11 28 5 0 0 0 0 1 11 40
3 @ 3 1 @ 6 12 12 16 0 0 0 0 0 10 17 26
4 @ 0 3 @ 8 5 33 7 0 0 0 0 2 5 18 96
5 @ 3 8 @ 8 6 225 27 1 0 0 0 8 21 29 27
6 @ 2 0 @ 1 2 98 9 0 0 0 0 1 0 72 42
7 @ 1 12 @ 2 14 74 28 0 0 0 0 8 2 6 36
8 @ 8 13 16 3 1 71 39 0 0 0 0 1 1 25 16
9 @ 4 3 35 13 2 54 21 0 1 0 0 10 8 13 4
10 @ 10 3 16 29 7 90 6 0 0 0 0 11 2 24
11 7 30 8 10 15 11 61 12 0 0 0 0 4 5 33
12 1 2 2 4 18 3 21 44 0 0 0 0 3 5 36
13 0 1 7 1 3 1 18 30 0 0 0 3 5 0 6
14 2 9 6 14 5 3 14 21 3 1 0 0 1 0 16
15 0 0 2 1 28 11 18 19 0 0 0 0 1 1 10
16 2 1 4 1 22 6 23 24 0 0 0 0 0 12 7
17 1 1 5 1 8 16 97 28 0 0 0 0 5 11 11
18 0 0 0 3 11 5 242 7 2 0 0 0 2 8 13
19 3 4 7 5 1 9 332 26 3 0 0 0 1 9 4
20 0 1 37 2 0 6 194 11 1 0 0 0 4 14 16
21 1 0 15 12 5 8 84 14 0 0 0 0 2 10 25
22 4 3 14 1 2 15 39 3 2 0 1 0 3 15 13
23 2 0 29 4 6 38 29 2 2 0 0 0 6 26 26
24 5 0 6 2 0 36 56 2 1 0 0 0 17 29 16
25 1 2 21 0 0 31 35 2 0 0 0 0 2 43 20
26 22 1 13 3 2 0 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 32
27 3 2 6 9 3 0 84 4 0 0 1 0 0 2 21
28 0 0 3 5 1 0 175 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 30
29 0 0 @ 13 4 0 90 8 0 0 0 0 10 32
30 1 1 @ 0 4 0 26 16 0 0 7 0 8 27
31 0 1 12 78 0 0 0 0 10
Total 55 95 235 159 223

 

257 2447 524 24 2 2 10 97 293 616


 

Northumberland Rivers Trust Offices:

We are now based at Scots Gap with the National Trust at:

Northumberland Rivers Trust, National Trust Offices, Scots Gap, Morpeth, NE61 4EG

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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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