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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 1:51 am    Post subject: Ramping it up for trout Trout in the River Nar have been gi Reply with quote

3rd March 2010

Ramping it up for trout

Trout in the River Nar have been given a helping hand by the Environment Agency, following a £10k project to allow them to swim up an existing weir near Pentney.

Trout in the River Nar have been given a helping hand by the Environment Agency, following a £10k project to allow them to swim up an existing weir near Pentney.

Brown and sea trout, which have seen a UK-wide decline, need shallow gravel beds in which to spawn. Unfortunately structures in the river can often make migrating upstream to these areas very difficult. So the Environment Agency has created ramps below a metre-high weir in the river near Pentney to help make this possible. Three thirty centimetre high ramps have been built in the river downstream of the weir, using 140 tonnes of clean rock and gravel from a nearby quarry.

Chris Bell, fisheries technical specialist, said “The River Nar has brown trout as well as small numbers of sea trout which enter the river at King’s Lynn. These fish need to reach the gravel beds of the upper Nar where they spawn. We’ve worked together with local landowners and our project partners, the Wild Trout Trust to enable them to do this much more easily. We hope that the trout population of the river will increase, which would improve the ecology of the river and be good news for anglers.”

The project is part of the wider Anglian Sea Trout Project, which aims to improve numbers of sea trout in Anglian Rivers. Investigations are underway to allow these fish better access past tidal gates on the Rivers Nar, Babingley, Ingol, Burn and Stiffkey.

Brown trout and sea trout are actually the same species of fish (Salmo trutta) and breed in freshwater. Depending upon environmental factors such as food and habitat availability, some of the young will choose to remain in the river (brown trout) and some will migrate to sea.

Sea trout live in the estuaries and will also move around the coast, growing rapidly. After one or two years at sea, they will swim back into freshwater to spawn.
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