Update 16th October 2014:
Catchment Based Approach (CaBA): We are delighted to be hosting this DEFRA approach to catchment working in our area. Further details are now on 'The Catchment Based Approach' page.
We have moved! We now share offices with the National Trust at Scots Gap.
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. September figues are now shown below. These are quite encouraging for the driest September on record. It also shows a 3 day period when, on average, a fish was going through every 41 minutes! We hope to now publish monthly information in the first 10 days of the following month (slight delay this month due to key people being on leave).
We have started a dialogue on salmon numbers with a number of people and organisations, and it seems as though numbers are also down on many other UK rivers and in Iceland and Canada. We have requested some detailed local information from the Environment Agency to help us better understand the issue and what we should do to help. Very much welcome ideas and suggestions.
Trout in the classroom - summer release!
We recently released the brown trout that Cambo, Longhorsley and Collingwood schools grew from eggs. Roughly 300 of the little fellas are now swimming the Wansbeck rather than looking out into the classroom!
Many thanks and well done to Ella Vogel for making this a success despite advice that it wouldn't work due to high water temperatures and feeding concerns.
Ella has now left us to travel in France, and we wish her all the very best!
We are delighted to announce that Sally Hutt will be joining us for a while to help with the delivery of the Blyth and Aln projects. We are also delighted to haveTracy Hall's support from the Tweed Forum with the Aln project through to completion.
Northumberland Rivers Trust Offices:
We are shortly moving to Scots Gap with the National Trust (from the 1st October).
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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:
- North Northumberland Coastal Streams
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