South East Rivers Trust

Tag: Fish passage


No 12 on the Hogsmill obstruction hit list was the River Club weir. With very shallow flows plunging over its crest, and a drop of 0.7 m between the upstream and downstream water levels, this weir on the Hogsmill near Tolworth Read more…


The Hogsmill gauging station is an Environment Agency flow monitoring structure, essential for water resources planning and regulation.  It is the furthermost downstream weir in the catchment and poses a significant barrier to fish passage, preventing the recolonisation of fish Read more…


By Chris Gardner In 2015 the South East Rivers Trust was awarded a £31k grant through the Department of Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) Catchment Partnership Action Fund (CPAF) to deliver fish passage and habitat improvements on the River Read more…


Author: Nick Hale, Project Officer Read Part 1 and Part 2 first! And so 3 weirs fell! Gatehouse, Weir 1 New Lodge, Weir 2 and Dairyhouse, Weir 3 Watch the video of their removal here: A total of approximately 250 Read more…


Author: Nick Hale, Project Officer Read Three Weirs part 1 here. After many months of planning the project we were finally able to start the fun part and get on the riverbank! The first job was to take delivery of Read more…


Author: Nick Hale, Project Officer An Environment Agency assessment of the Teise and Lesser Teise, two tributaries of the Medway in Kent, indicated there is a problem with wild fish stocks in the river.  Generally there is an absence and/or Read more…


During the summer a collaborative project between Zoological Society of London (ZSL), Surrey Wildlife Trust Kingston Group and the South East Rivers Trust (SERT) was undertaken to improve elver and eel passage on one of the lower weirs of the Read more…


By Dr Chris Gardner River restoration describes a set of activities that help improve the environmental health of a river or stream. These activities aim to restore the natural state and functionality of the river system to promote improved fish Read more…


Our rehabilitation work on the River Wandle’s Carshalton Arm has won the Urban Category of the 2016 UK River Prize. By opening up fish passage, enhancing river habitat, addressing urban diffuse pollution and reintroducing brown trout, we have attained ‘Good Ecological Read more…


Our Project Officer Rosie has been out on the River Teise undertaking her first weir removal. Why was this weir an issue? Harpers Weir formed an impassable barrier to fish passage on the Teise, a tributary of the River Medway Read more…


We have been working in partnership with the Cuckmere and Pevensey Levels Partnership to deliver a fish passage project at Sessingham Weir on the Cuckmere. The weir currently causes an impassable barrier to fish, preventing them from accessing all the habitat Read more…


We’ve started our project on the River Teise to make a weir passable for fish migration. Weirs were introduced years ago to help control the flow of water, allowing our ancestors to operate mills. Nowadays many remain in rivers despite no Read more…


Last month, we ventured all the way to Dover to start delivery of our River Dour Restoration Project. The Dour is a short river, roughly 4 km in length, which runs into the sea at Dover Harbour. We were addressing fish passage Read more…


The quest for complete fish passage along the Hogsmill takes another step forward. This time we have been addressing the A240 road bridge footing. The footing is wide resulting in a shallow flow of water, further exacerbated by it coming Read more…


We have had a busy start to 2015 – maybe it is time for you to catch up with what we have been up to? River Restoration ~ Luke has been busy transforming the Ravensbury Park Back Channel on the Read more…


When working in channel you really are dependent on dry weather conditions. This is especially so on the Hogsmill which acts like a spate river, with large flashy flows shortly after rain events.  I have been incredibly fortunate with the Read more…


And the fish easement work on the Hogsmill continues. This time our work is focused on the river around the Thames Water Sewage Treatment works situated in Berrylands, Surbiton, specifically the stretch from the railway bridge down towards Kingston Cemetery. The over-widened Read more…


Our work on the River Wandle continues with a habitat and fish passage project on the Ravensbury Park by-pass channel. This work will address habitat deficiencies, stream form and fish passage around the tilting weir which is a significant barrier Read more…


With barely enough time to draw breath, attention jumped from the headwaters in Ewell to the middle reaches near Tolworth, where the Hogsmill flows under the A3. The water through the culvert under the road is shallow. At the downstream Read more…


I am now back in the office and it’s time to update on the past six weeks which has been a busy time on the Hogsmill delivering a couple of projects in-house.  I will go back to the 11th of Read more…