Huge fish pass ‘will benefit anglers’

Scheme will boost 60km of river

Huge fish pass 'will benefit anglers'

by Angling Times |

CONSTRUCTION has begun on Britain’s largest fish pass, the first move in an ambitious project to remove man-made barriers preventing fish from migrating freely up one of our best angling rivers.

The new £8m Colwick Fish Pass
The new £8m Colwick Fish Pass

Holme Sluices, which spans the Trent south of Nottingham and was built in the 1950s as part of a flood defence scheme, is deemed to be the largest obstacle to migration in the entire Midlands. The new £8m Colwick Fish Pass, however, which is being overseen by the EA and is part of the wider Trent Gateway Partnership, will allow fish to pass freely upriver, while also retaining its flood defence duties.

Lord Mayor of Nottingham, Cllr David Trimble, said: “The pass will improve 60km of river and make it easier for fish to move up and downstream.” An EA spokesperson added. “Fish populations will improve, benefiting anglers.”

“The pass will improve 60km of river and make it easier for fish to move up and downstream.”
“The pass will improve 60km of river and make it easier for fish to move up and downstream.”
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