Making culverts more fish-friendly

21st January 2019

Making culverts more fish-friendly Tyne Rivers Trust has worked with the Environment Agency, Highways England and Road Link Limited to make two culverts that run under the A69 more fish friendly. Darden Burn at Hexham and Crossley Burn at Haydon Bridge both posed problems for migratory fish trying to move upstream to lay their eggs […]

Moving muck to improve the River Don

20th November 2018

Moving muck to improve the River Don We’ve been working with the Environment Agency to improve water quality in the River Don by tackling barriers to fish migration and pollution from farming. One of the key areas for improvement is reducing run-off from farms close to the river. Simple measures such as moving and storing muck in […]

Volunteers autumn update

8th November 2018

It’s been a busy Autumn for our group of dedicated volunteers with a focus on  traditional hedge laying techniques. A joint task with the National Trust saw volunteers creating dead hedges at Gibside to stop debris from washing down a steep bank into the river. While willow weaving was the order of the day on the river […]

Charity calendar on sale

30th October 2018

A pair of Kingfishers photographed at Gosforth nature reserve have proved the source of inspiration for the front cover of this year’s Tyne Rivers Trust charity calendar and have proved lucky for winner, Martin Farrer, who has bagged the front cover shot for the second time in three years.   Martin Farrer, a retired engineer […]

Surfers Against Sewage River Clean up at Monkton Burn

11th October 2018

We’re joining with SurfersAgainstSewage to host an autumn beach and river clean up at Monkton Burn on Thursday 25th October from 10.30am-2.30pm. It’s a drop-in event so come for as little or long as you can. We will be getting in the river to remove all the debris so wellies are a must! It is […]


3rd September 2018

FROM WASTE TO WHEAT   A farmer is using sediment that would have ended up in the river to enrich his soil as part of a project to improve water quality in the Ouseburn. David Fretwell from West Farm has installed a sediment trap which not only reduces pollution entering the river but benefits his […]


FISH PASS AT SHOTLEY GROVE SET TO IMPROVE FISH POPULATIONS A project to improve fish populations on the River Derwent is set to begin this autumn. A rockpool fish pass will be built at Shotley Grove weir to provide a route for fish to move past the 2.5m structure, opening up more than 12km of […]

A few words from our Fisheries Manager, Aidan Pollard – July 2018

19th July 2018

July 2018 – A few words from our Fisheries Manager, Aidan Pollard The Tynes desperately need a lot of rain, in fact the EA says that the South Tyne is one of three rivers in England classified as exceptionally low. The North Tyne level has been supported by additional releases from Kielder reservoir , these releases encourage […]


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