• KWVR at Haworth

  • Rodley Nature Reserve Fish Pass

    Rodley Nature Reserve Fish Pass

  • Green Ripples

  • Castleford Millenium Bridge

  • River Aire at Ferrybridge

  • Malham Cove

  • Saltaire

Hirst Weir – partnership funding for fish pass

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Hirst Mill marked topo2We are delighted to announce success in being awarded £20,000 towards constructing a fish pass at the same time as Bradford Amateur Rowing Club are repairing Hirst Weir.
The five-way partnership between The Aire Rivers Trust, Bradford Amateur Rowing Club, Green Port Hull, the Environment Agency and Buntons Plant Hire shows the benefits of close working together to deliver a solution in record time and at minimum expense.

The devastating floods of Christmas 2015 left a huge hole in the weir and created this opportunity for an innovative solution in which a carefully constructed rock ramp will reduce the gradient for fish wanting to travel upstream thus allowing both migratory and coarse fish access to a much longer reach of the river than previously. This £45k scheme reduces, and we hope eliminates, the need for a fully engineered concrete structure costing around £450,000 so is great value for money for all concerned.
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The fund, provided by Green Port Hull, was set up to improve the chances of migratory fish in the Humber catchment and this grant will help complete one more piece of the jigsaw necessary to restore Salmon to Skipton.

 

The Aire Rivers Trust is working closely with the Environment Agency to develop a much larger scheme designed to restore a heritage species, salmon, to the headwaters of the river where it once spawned. This scheme, currently known as DNAire (Developing the Natural Aire) brings the canal and the river together at ‘kissing points’, highlighting the heritage assets and drawing communities closer to the river for enjoyment and education. This fish pass creates one link in a long chain of passes needed for fish to be able to reach the headwaters.

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