"A Clear Future for our River"

Monthly Archives: March 2015

BART Jan-Feb Newsletter

Our newsletter for January/February 2015 is now out! Follow this link to find out more about the work we’ve been doing over the past couple of months -> BART Jan-Feb Newsletter

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Surprise landing of a sea trout from the middle Bristol Avon

In March 2015, a local angler reported the capture of a sea trout from the Bristol Avon right up around Chippenham. Despite the fact that the Bristol Avon enters the Severn Estuary at Avonmouth, where sea trout from tributary rivers such as the Severn, Usk, Wye and many others are to be found, this is a rare capture on our home river.

Sea trout are occasionally caught in the lower river, but so many weirs and other obstructions have been built on the Bristol Avon throughout history that passage is all but blocked and we seem to have lost what would undoubtedly have been a natural sea trout population. This fish has battled against huge odds!

You can read more here -> Surprise sea trout

sea trout

RiTCH Project

We are currently busy planning some summer events on the Hazel Brook/River Trym through Blaise Castle estate. Keep an eye out on our social media for more information or register your interest to receive email updates by contacting harriet@bristolavonriverstrust.org

RiTch Project Bulletin