New structure in the river in aid of salmon and sea trout
0 Have your say The Northumberland Rivers Trust (NRT) recently completed a new ‘salmon ladder’ on Oliver’s Mill weir in Morpeth.
There is already a fish pass in the middle of the weir, but migrating fish sometimes struggle to find it and it can easily block with sticks and leaves.
The new pass gives salmon and sea trout an alternative route upstream to their spawning grounds.
It was made from local larch boards fixed to the weir surface using steel brackets. It provides a number of pools for the fish to negotiate and also some sloping timber ‘baulks’ that they can also swim up.
The work was... read more
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