Today was the first opportunity to see the new weirs with a decent flow going down the river. Everything looked as it should and there is no reason why salmon and trout shouldn’t be able to pass over both weirs and the falls at this height of water.

The upper passes and falls during a spate. This weir presents virtually no obstacle to migration.

 

A view from downstream. The dark plumes of water through the fish passes were encouraging as fish should be able to swim through these without too much trouble. Both take off pools below the passes are accessible at this height of water and will easily be located by fish.

Poaching won’t be easy during these conditions and would be an extremely hazardous activity. Anyone trying to interfere with the fish passes would be highly conspicuous. The bailiffs will have to keep an eye on this for the next few months and make sure that there is a regular presence in this area especially during elevated flows.

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