Update 9th August 2016: 

 

Coquet Improvements

While we work towards the overall health of all of the rivers in our area, we direct a good proportion of our effort towards the Coquet and it's fish. Broadly, the things that limit the health of migratory fish populations in rivers can be split into barriers to fish movement, pollution, predation and habitat.

We have delivered a number of improvements (a list can be seen on the- Our Rivers -Coquet page) , and we work to encourage farmers and other land managers to go about their business in ways that don't have an adverse impact on rivers.

What we do depends on having resources to do it. We need both manpower, oftern in the form of volunteers, and money, which we raise from a variety of sources.

Because we are a small organisation, we can often deliver projects in innovative ways and lower costs that larger organisations may not be able to. We can engagewith farmers and landowners without the defensive response that regulators like Government organisations may encounter.alt

                                 

 

  


 

       




A group of eager volunteers- who braved the elements clearing reed beds and planting willow at Corridge Wetlands  on the River Wansbeck.

 

 

 

 


 

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

1411

 

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

You will  see that we have no counts for the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th June, this was due to the pass being closed for the repairs to the boxes.

While fish did run through the Old Mill Race we don't have a count for these ones.


Due to a technical glitch, we have been unable to verify the counts for the period from 3rd to 19th October. Based on the rest of the data, our best estimate is that verification would have resulted in  between 350 and 750 additional counts over this period. This would give a total for October of between 4190 and 4590.   

 

Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar April   May Jun July Aug
1 9 7 20 303 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 41 14
2 15 1 7 100 0 0 0 0 1 5 6 37 10
3 39 14 7 112 3 0 0 1 2 3 2 17 14
4 77 7 8 34 0 0 0 1 2 3 5 11 7
5 72 7 11 21 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 21
6 15 0 61 48 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 22
7 40 5 453 61 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 11
8 19 4 285 129 2 0 0 0 10 48 0 0
9 11 4 106 81 0 0 1 1 22 1 9 2
10 2 5 52 243 0 0 3 1 6 1 6 1
11 48 24 31 78 0 0 1 1 12 5 55 41
12 51 21 40 23 0 0 0 2 8 2 2 32
13 11 81 73 11 0 0 0 3 14 3 5 30
14 63 136 53 5 0 0 0 1 5 3 2 15
15 511 37 38 1 0 0 0 2 3 2 5 26
16 76 51 30 58 4 0 0 1 5 3 7 26
17 28 15 41 10 0 0 0 1 6 1 0 21
18 22 25 30 17 0 0 0 1 5 1 11 26
19 0 44 45 13 0 0 0 0 3 2 17 36
20 68 8 32 11 0 0 2 0 3 2 41 37
21 20 13 220 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 11 42
22 12 30 234 2 0 0 1 2 0 4 8 82
23 100 27 79 1 0 0 2 2 0 1 14 51
24 81 9 75 4 0 0 4 2 0 1 17 13
25 44 18 52 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 31 15
26 16 47 40 2 0 0 3 1 4 0 18 17
27 13 27 78 5 0 0 0 0 6 2 20 41
28 8 20 81 3 1 2 0 2 5 1 11 34
29 8 24 468 1 1 0 - 0 6 6 7 18
30 6 11 415 0 - 0 0 1 0 21 10
31 17 676 0 1 0 11
Total 1502 723 3841 1379 13 2 22 29 137 103 331 787

 

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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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