Accelerating the recovery of the European Eel

Historic weir bypass opens to help fish reach habitat for first time in over 170 years

13 October 2017. Ribble Rivers Trust have celebrated the completion of their river improvement project on the River Hyndburn which will allow migrating salmon, trout and eels to bypass a historic weir allowing them to reach habitat inaccessible since the middle of the 1800s.

Located on the River Hyndburn, between Clayton-Le-Moors and Great Harwood, the channel has been constructed to bypass the weir as part of the Trust’s Ribble Life Together programme, transforming 1.3km of river. Now complete, the team will monitor the effectiveness of the channel using radio tracking on trout, e-fishing the channel itself and looking at invertebrates colonising the new channel.

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