Sunday, 30 October 2016

Plan to re-establish royal favourite fish in the River Severn

A shad caught from the riverSince the installation of weirs in the river in the 19th century many fish species, including the Shad, have been unable to swim upriver to their ancient spawning grounds. But the new scheme will see the installation of special fish passes at the weirs in Gloucestershire and Worcestershire so the fish can once again make the journey unhindered. Twaite Shad and Allis Shad are said to have been favoured in the court of Henry III in the 13th Century, and were once abundant and famed across Europe for their taste and more

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