With support from the owners of the weir, then months in the planning, demolishing the redundant weir at Coniston took 2 days over 18/19th June 2018. The work was done by Jon Grey of the Wild Trout Trust and his contractors. The Environment Agency and ART also took part in the planning process.
The photos show the weir before and after removal. It was most encouraging to know that a shoal of minnows went through as the demolition was actually taking place.
The short time-lapse video below, courtesy of Prof Jon Grey and The Wild Trout Trust, shows the transformation of the river as the weir comes down. Enjoy!
Good News for our DNAire project as this will allow migratory and other fish to move even further upstream to spawn