Update 16th July 2014:
Fish Counter Data for the River Coquet
We are delighted to be able to share some information from the new counter at Acklington. Many thanks to the Environment Agency for loaning the equipment for this, and particularly to Mick Donkin for his hard work in getting it to work. There are still a few teething problems shown by the @ symbols, but by and large, it seems to be working well. Also many thanks to Chris Lucas, David Weddell, Colin Rosemorgan and Willie Farndale for their patience and perseverance! We hope to now publish monthly information in the first 10 days of the following month.
The picture shows an Environment Agency 'sonar boat' being used to map the river bed near the fish counter site ahead of further works.
We're delighted to announce that works to breach the weir and allow sea trout, salmon and eels past are now well underway! It's taken a while to get the various permissions in place, but we got there in the end. Many thanks to all for your support and encouragment, including Kevin O'Hara from the Wildlife Trust for his help with the crayfish rescue! This will make a huge difference to the health of the river.
Well done to WL Straughan for a great job so far.
Northumberland Rivers Trust Offices:
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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.
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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:
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