4. Colne at West Hyde

Aim: Improve water quality

Water body: River Colne
Project description

The Stretch of River is Fished by the Fisheries Angling Club. Over the last few years a decline in catches has been noted by the angling club. This section of river has been historically modified through the practice of dredging. With little to no in channel habitat for fry and juvenile fish species survival a project was worked up to provide back water habitat. This will provide Juvenile fish and adult fish a survival area in times of high flows and provide a safe warm nursey for juvenile fish with shallow marginal ledges. These ledges established emergent vegetation also providing cover for fish species form the risks of predation.

Project lead: Environment Agency
Project partners: Fisheries Inn Angling Society
Contact for more information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Project start: 2013
Project end: 2013
Funding source: Fisheries Improvement Programme

Design by LTD Design Consultants and build by Garganey Consulting. From an original concept by the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust.