This project involved cutting down some of the marginal riverside trees, laying them down in the edge of the river (in the water) and secure them to their living stump. The provision of wooded debris is very important in most rivers and essential in rivers where dredging has meant that the bed is uniform and there is little bed and marginal habitat available (cover) for fish to hide.  In addition, the marginal vegetation was thinned to provide dappled shade (to increase insect productivity - fish food) and the erection of a fence provided a wide riparian strip. The long grass in this strip has longer roots that strengthen the banking and the long grass itself lies flat on the banking during flood events further protecting the banks from erosion. The project was funded through the Rivers Corridor Group and managed by WCRT with the full support of the landowner and Keswick Anglers.

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