PICTURE GALLERY

STOCKING BROWN TROUT

Stocking Stocking
Stocking Stocking
Stocking upstream from Fingle Bridge
 

BANK CLEARING

Bank clearing Bank clearing
Bank clearing at Chagford Weir Pool Working party at Chagford Weir Pool

Bank clearing at Mill End and Chagford Weir Pool

 

WILD TROUT PROJECT - WHIDDON BROOK RESTORATION

Completely blotted out with hemlock water dropwort Total overshading
Stream blocked by fallen wall Taking out overshading branches
Starting on the stream bed Cleaning the gravel

Job done

Restoring Whiddon Brook as a spawning tributary

 

 

WILD TROUT PROJECT - WOODY DEBRIS BELOW MILL END

Woody debris creates cover on a bend  Coarse woody debris
Introduced coarse woody debris provides new trout cover

 

 

WILD TROUT PROJECT - WEEKE STREAM RESTORATION

 

Overshading blocks out the light Geoff Partridge cutting back overhanging branches
A freshly cleared stretch Mike Maslin gets to work on the spawning gravel with the power hose

Restoring the Weeke Stream as a spawning tributary

 

SOUTHAMPTON UNIVERSITY AT MILL END

Every April, first-year biology students from Southampton University enjoy a field trip on the UTFA water below Mill End. An Environment Agency team, led by Dave Hoskin, demonstrates electro fishing, fish grading and kick samples for invertebrates.

Electro fishing below Mill End Grading fish
The EA team electro fishing and grading

 

DEPARTED FRIENDS OF THE UTFA

In recent years the UTFA has lost two great friends and supporters with the deaths of John Getliff and Roddy Rae. Both served for many years on the committee and then as honorary secretary. John is commemorated by a seat on the bank at Upperton Weir Pool, where he awaited the arrival of darkness before fishing for sea trout on countless occasions. And a plaque remembering Roddy looks down on the salmon pot that carries his name.

John GetliffRoddy Rae
John Getliff (left) and Roddy Rae