Update 22nd January 2016:

 

The NRT recently completed some important fish passes on the Coquet and Aln

 


 

At the Amble tidal weir on the Coquet we built  four timber boxes to help salmon and sea trout at low/medium tide. Quite a few fish have already been seen going through these boxes, and so avoid the seals, cormorants and otters.

 

 

 

At Castle Weir on the Aln we replaced the timbers in the pass in front of Alnwick Castle.

We are very grateful for the contribution towards this work from Northumberland Estates. 








Finally, at Denwick on the Aln, we are in the process of attaching

a marine plywood larinier to the bottom of the existing fish pass.


These three improvements will help thousands of fish get upstream to the spawning grounds.

 

 

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

 

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

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.   

 

April May June July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb March April May June July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1 @ 6 6 @ 0 6 35 61 4 0 0 0 0 5 7 54 9 7 20 303 0
2 @ 0 1 @ 3 9 11 28 5 0 0 0 0 1 11 40 15 1 7 100 0
3 @ 3 1 @ 6 12 12 16 0 0 0 0 0 10 17 26 39 14 7 112 3
4 @ 0 3 @ 8 5 33 7 0 0 0 0 2 5 18 96 77 7 8 34 0
5 @ 3 8 @ 8 6 225 27 1 0 0 0 8 21 29 27 72 7 11 21 0
6 @ 2 0 @ 1 2 98 9 0 0 0 0 1 0 72 42 15 0 61 48 0
7 @ 1 12 @ 2 14 74 28 0 0 0 0 8 2 6 36 40 5 453 61 0
8 @ 8 13 16 3 1 71 39 0 0 0 0 1 1 25 16 19 4 285 129 2
9 @ 4 3 35 13 2 54 21 0 1 0 0 10 8 13 10 11 4 106 81 0
10 @ 10 3 16 29 7 90 6 0 0 0 0 11 2 24 2 2 5 52 243 0
11 7 30 8 10 15 11 61 12 0 0 0 0 4 5 33 9 48 24 31 78 0
12 1 2 2 4 18 3 21 44 0 0 0 0 3 5 36 17 51 21 40 23 0
13 0 1 7 1 3 1 18 30 0 0 0 3 5 0 6 23 11 81 73 11 0
14 2 9 6 14 5 3 14 21 3 1 0 0 1 0 16 1 63 136 53 5 0
15 0 0 2 1 28 11 18 19 0 0 0 0 1 1 10 1 511 37 38 1 0
16 2 1 4 1 22 6 23 24 0 0 0 0 0 12 7 9 76 51 30 58 4
17 1 1 5 1 8 16 97 28 0 0 0 0 5 11 11 1 28 15 41 10 0
18 0 0 0 3 11 5 242 7 2 0 0 0 2 8 13 133 22 25 30 17 0
19 3 4 7 5 1 9 332 26 3 0 0 0 1 9 4 12 0 44 45 13 0
20 0 1 37 2 0 6 194 11 1 0 0 0 4 14 16 3 68 8 32 11 0
21 1 0 15 12 5 8 84 14 0 0 0 0 2 10 25 19 20 13 220 1 0
22 4 3 14 1 2 15 39 3 2 0 1 0 3 15 13 5 12 30 234 2 0
23 2 0 29 4 6 38 29 2 2 0 0 0 6 26 26 1 100 27 79 1 0
24 5 0 6 2 0 36 56 2 1 0 0 0 17 29 16 2 81 9 75 4 0
25 1 2 21 0 0 31 35 2 0 0 0 0 2 43 20 0 44 18 52 1 0
26 22 1 13 3 2 0 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 32 6 16 47 40 2 0
27 3 2 6 9 3 0 84 4 0 0 1 0 0 2 21 6 13 27 78 5 0
28 0 0 3 5 1 0 175 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 102 8 20 81 3 1
29 0 0 @ 13 4 0 90 8 0 0 0 0 10 32 35 8 24 468 1 1
30 1 1 @ 0 4 0 26 16 0 0 7 0 8 27 28 6 11 415 0 -
31 0 1 12 78 0 0 0 0 10 16 17 676 -
Total 55 95 235 159 223 257 2447 524 24 2 2 10 97 293 616 778 1502 723 3841 1379 13

 

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