Having caught millions of fish for restocking in the Severn and Parrett estuaries last month, we’ve been concentrating on moving them over the barriers and upriver.
Our first stop for the Severn elvers was the National Trust’s beautiful regional HQ at Attingham Park in Shropshire.
The National Trust team did an amazing job attracting the crowds and explaining how the number of elvers arriving in the Severn estuary this year is the biggest in 3 decades.
A hundred people – including dozens of excited youngsters – joined the teams from SEG, the Severn Rivers Trust and the National Trust to welcome the elvers to their wonderful new home.
After re-homing 6,500 fish at Attingham Park we joined a team of conservation volunteers from Shrewsbury School, and thousands more fish were introduced to the Severn in front of the boathouse.
As always we had great support from the media. Our thanks to all for making a very memorable day!