New fish weir built and installed

In his report to the Club after surveying our River in April 2011 Tim Jacklin of the Wild Trout Trust recommended we construct a fish pass to make it easier for trout to ascend the weir above Church Bridge on the way to their spawning beds upstream in the Leven and Potto Beck.

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This last Saturday five Club members – Andy Stott, Andy Thompson, Scott Hansford, Mark Jones and John Gifford – worked under the supervision of Richard Holmes, from the Tees Rivers Trust, to build the fish pass.

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Richard had designed the fish pass, acquired the materials and pre-cut the timber ready for assembly.

 

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The job of building the pass and securing it to the river bed was completed in 5 hours. A terrific effort.

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