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Fishing report – 01 September 2021

2nd September 2021

The rain last weekend created a small spate in the South Tyne, disappointedly this was of short duration despite another small rise in the early hours on Monday 23rd August. Fish were active during this lift in river levels, 723 were counted on Sunday with an additional 324 on Monday up to 9.00 a m […]

UNDERSTANDING THE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON TYNE RIVERS

18th August 2021

A donation from the Northumbria Branch of Salmon & Trout Conservation UK has funded a survey of fish populations by Tyne Rivers Trust and its trained volunteers to give insight into the health of the Tyne rivers and the effects of climate change. The Salmon and Trout Conservation UK’s Northumbria branch has donated £1,500 to […]

FISHING REPORT – 10 AUGUST 2021

10th August 2021

Good news for the river! At last, some decent rainfall to freshen the rivers, particularly the South Tyne and as expected the fish have responded in good numbers.  The fish counter at Riding Mill recorded 1,944 upstream counts on the 7th and 8th August, bringing the count to the 9th of August  to 3,267. Around […]

GRASS IS A GOOD SIGN

14th July 2021

We’re seeing signs that our work to reduce pollution from abandoned metal mines is working. Grasses growing on the slopes of spoil heaps that we have stabilised is a positive sign and the first time vegetation has been seen growing on the slopes.The more grass, the more stable the spoil heap will be, stopping toxic sediment from […]

RIVER SCHOOL ROLLS ON

13th July 2021

Our River School project has seen the Trust deliver science-based lessons in 20 schools. The lessons aim to connect pupils with the River Tyne using the lifecycle of salmon and mayfly. The majority of our lessons take place outdoors and give pupils the opportunity to see first hand what lives in our river. Children from Chollerton C of E Aided […]

ENTER OUR PHOTO COMPETITION

12th July 2021

Our annual photo competition is open for entries. Now in it’s fifth year, it showcases fantastic images of the Tyne rivers and the wildlife that calls our catchment home. The 12 best shots are picked to create our 2022 calendar. Ceri Gibson, Chief Executive Officer of Tyne Rivers Trust says: “It’s a great way for our supporters […]

BALSAM BASHING BEGINS

Balsam bashing season is underway and our volunteers have been out in force pulling Himalayan balsam, a non- native and destructive plant from riverbanks. Our strategy to start at the top of the Tyne catchment and work our way downstream is working well; year on year we are seeing less balsam in the same spot which is an […]

BREWERY RE-LAUNCHES SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS BEER WITH BALSAM BASHING SESSION

2nd July 2021

Tyne Bank Brewery celebrated the re-launch of its charity beer with a morning’s balsam bashing on the Ouseburn, led by Tyne Rivers Trust. Last year, the independent brewery and tap room partnered with Tyne Rivers Trust, the only environmental charity dedicated to looking after the River Tyne to create the aptly named, Tyne Riverlution beer. […]

 

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