News

Clywedog Fish Passage Created

Clywedog Fish Passage Created

This was the barrier to fish passage, which was prioritised as the potentially most important to remove from the Clwyd system. A large excavator "pecking away" the rock face. The completed project which now allows fish access to the river above, creating about 7Km of...

read more
Invasive Weed Control Project

Invasive Weed Control Project

Click here to access the form for the River Clwyd system records. Click  here to add records for the River Conwy system records. As the year 2013 comes to an end, we are pleased to announce that much progress has been made on the River Conwy. The efforts to eradicate...

read more
Tributary Maintenance

Tributary Maintenance

Campaign for the Protection of Welsh Fisheries takes over responsibility for tributary improvement project. Following the Trust’s extensive habitat improvement work on a two-mile length of the Dwr Iâl, a small tributary of the Afon Clwyd, the Campaign for the...

read more
River Clwyd & Tributaries Surveying Project

River Clwyd & Tributaries Surveying Project

Project Introduction: The Trust is pleased to announce that it is now in a position to think seriously about biding for funding to enable it to put in hand much needed improvement works to the Clwyd and Conwy river systems. However in order to secure this funding it...

read more
Schools – Education Project

Schools – Education Project

In September 2008, the Trust launched an Education project with three local primary schools, two in Conwy and one in Denbighshire. This programme builds on a programme that has been operating for some years where a fish tank with salmon eggs is placed in the classroom...

read more
Flylife – Invertebrate Monitoring Project

Flylife – Invertebrate Monitoring Project

River flies, along with other freshwater invertebrates, are at the heart of the freshwater ecosystem and are a vital link in the aquatic food chain. Their common characteristics of limited mobility, relatively long life cycle, presence throughout the year and specific...

read more

Celtic Sea Trout Programme

The Celtic Sea Trout Programme, which started in May 2009 and ended in April 2013, was delivered via Interreg the Ireland-Wales Cross-Border partnership and was a collaborative effort between fishermen, conservationists, regulating bodies, universities, government...

read more
Afon Wybrnant Spawning Gravel Resoration

Afon Wybrnant Spawning Gravel Resoration

Background and scope: The Afon Wybrnant enters the Afon Lledr on the right bank just downstream of the Pont Gethin Viaduct. It is approx 3km long but only the lower 400m is accessible to migratory fish due to impassable waterfalls. Over the years, spates had washed...

read more
Afon Rhos Improvement Project

Afon Rhos Improvement Project

This project, identified by the Seiont, Gwyrfai & Llyfni Angling Association and organised by Afonydd Cymru on behalf of the Clwyd, Conwy & Gwynedd Rivers Trust, was completed in December 2013. The work involved cutting back and removing undergrowth on the...

read more
Pont Dafydd Flood Management Project

Pont Dafydd Flood Management Project

The section of the River Clwyd at Pont Dafydd near St Asaph had been a cause for concern for the Clwyd & Conwy Rivers Trust, Environment Agency Wales and the landowner for some time. When the river flooded, its steep soil banks would be eroded, leading to...

read more
The Trust Expands its Education Programme into Gwynedd

The Trust Expands its Education Programme into Gwynedd

The Clwyd, Conwy & Gwynedd Rivers Trust has expanded its educational programme into Gwynedd and has been working with staff and pupils at Ysgol Bontnewydd near Caernarfon on a salmon breeding project. The programme enabled pupils at the school to follow the process...

read more
Upper Conwy Surveying Project

Upper Conwy Surveying Project

Trust uncovers environmental problems in the uplands. A survey carried out by the Trust on the upper Afon Conwy during September has produced worrying evidence about the health of the river which it is hoped will be investigated further as a matter of urgency by...

read more
Afon Crychddwr, near Llanllyfni: Rock Ramp Fish Pass

Afon Crychddwr, near Llanllyfni: Rock Ramp Fish Pass

As the 2013 salmon and sea trout spawning season gets under way, anglers and conservationists are eagerly looking for signs of success of a project to improve access by migratory fish to a Gwynedd stream as the result of the recent removal of a major obstruction. The...

read more
Ynys Môn Sea Trout Habitat Restoration Project

Ynys Môn Sea Trout Habitat Restoration Project

A habitat restoration scheme to improve sea trout spawning potential on an Ynys Môn stream has just been completed thanks to a project carried out by the Trust and Afonydd Cymru involving the Bodorgan Estate and an independent landowner. The scheme was launched as a...

read more
Afon Iwrch Rehabilitation Project

Afon Iwrch Rehabilitation Project

Background and scope The Afon Iwrch Rehabilitation Project was an Environment Agency Wales (EAW) Challenge Fund project which took place in 2009. EAW, now Natural Resources Wales (NRW) established the fund to assist the new Rivers Trusts in Wales gain expertise in...

read more
River Elwy – Pont Y Ddol Habitat Improvement

River Elwy – Pont Y Ddol Habitat Improvement

Background and Scope This project was the second undertaken by the Trust in response to the Environment Agency Wales Challenge Fund, a fund made available to bidding rivers trusts to enable them to get valuable experience in best practice habitat improvement planning...

read more
River Conwy Acidification Investigations

River Conwy Acidification Investigations

Environment Agency Wales surveys of spawning streams in the Afon Conwy catchment have declined from an annual survey down to one every five/six years and evidence pointed to a decline of fish stocks in the upper Conwy both of wild brown trout and migratory salmonids....

read more
North Wales Fisheries Conference 2015

North Wales Fisheries Conference 2015

A fishing conference organised by the North Wales Rivers Trust and backed by Natural Resources Wales has been deemed a success. Over 60 people with a passion for Fisheries came to the visitor centre at Coed y Brenin to listen to and discuss lectures on topics relating...

read more
Afon Rhos Improvement Project

Afon Rhos Improvement Project

A recently completed project to improve a 150 yard length of the Afon Rhos in Gwynedd has opened up more than a mile of productive spawning ground for native brown trout and sewin which was previously difficult for fish to access. Click here to read the full report...

read more

Trust Opposes Unrestricted Access Proposals

The Trust has registered its support for the campaign being mounted by Sustainable Access Campaign Cymru to try to prevent the Welsh Government introducing legislation that could result in uncontrolled access to Wales’ inland waterways by canoeists and wild swimmers...

read more

Afon Crychddwr Near Llanllyfni

A joint project between the Trust and Afonydd Cymru to remove a major obstacle on the Afon Crychddwr near Llanllyfni in Gwynedd and replace it with a rock ramp natural fishway to make access to the upper reaches of the river by migratory fish and native brown trout...

read more

Expansion Into Gwynedd

At its March 2013 meeting, members approved the Trust’s proposal to expand its activities into Gwynedd at the invitation of three of the region’s angling clubs: Glaslyn Angling Association; Ogwen Valley Angling Association; and the Seoint, Gwyrfai & Llyfni Anglers’...

read more

Public Relations

In March the Trust 2013 appointed Medwyn Roberts MCIPR as its Public Relations Officer. Medwyn is a Welsh speaker and currently runs his own long established business providing PR and marketing support to a wide variety of clients. Reporting an environmental incident...

read more

Invasive Weed Control Programme

Member, Allan Cuthbert, has been appointed co-ordinator of the Trust’s invasive weed control programme for the Clwyd catchment area. Reporting an environmental incident To report an environmental incident such as suspected poaching, pollution or wildlife crime, the...

read more

Afon Gallen

In late 2012, Trust members completed work to eliminate an obstacle on the Afon Gallen in the Llangernyw area opening up an additional 15km of spawning area on the river to trout and migratory fish. The Afon Gallen is a tributary of the Afon Elwy. Reporting an...

read more

Reporting an environmental incident

To report an environmental incident such as suspected poaching, pollution or wildlife crime, the dumping of hazardous or industrial waste and illegal abstraction from watercourses etc, call Natural Resources Wales’ incident hotline on 0300 065 3000 (24 hour service).

Afonydd Cymru
The Rivers Trust
Natural Resources Wales
The Wild Trout Trust