I spent Monday with the Wild Trout Trust, looking at the River Chew and judging its potential. Spilling from the huge Chew Valley Lake, we are very lucky to have access to a really fantastic stretch of river that changes in characteristics throughout its length - and this gives so many possibilities for fish and invertebrate populations. There is already a superb head of wild trout and grayling and very good fly life. However, having the opportunity to discuss habitat restoration and improvements is not to be sniffed at. Theses guys really know know their stuff and I cam out of the session enthused. This is a small step forwad that could potentially lead to years of work and development. Exciting times ahead.
The Trusts's work is wide and varied and I suggest checking out the WTT website.