The accomplishment of making a whole river accessible for fish and other species will be a significant achievement. Further progress has been made to achieving WFD targets by addressing causes of failure to fish, enhancing fish populations and delivering mitigation measures.
Many fish species will benefit because of this project, including European eels. Eel bristle (pictured below) has been installed to allow elvers to migrate upstream.
The images immediately below show River Club Weir before, immediately after and 6 months after full weir removal. The riverbanks have been reprofiled and marginal plants are establishing, this will further enhance the river for a wide variety of species.