Plans to create one of the best salmon beats in the country have been revealed.
The project announced by the Ure Salmon Trust will see the restoration of fish habitats on a stretch of the river Ure in the Yorkshire Dales, with the aim of encouraging both salmon and sea trout to return to the waterway.
The brainchild of three landowners, the project has already started with the removal of salmon eggs from the river that will be artificially hatched and reared before being introduced to the waterway. The method will hopefully see a survival rate of 90percent, much greater than that of a wild salmon, kick-starting an increase in fish stocks.
One of the men behind the scheme, Mr Orde-Powlett, owner of North Yorkshire’s Bolton Castle Estate, commented on the project, saying: “The River Ure used to be one of the best salmon rivers in England, but in the late 19th century industrialisation increased on a massive scale, polluting the water.
“In recent years, as the pollution has cleared up, the migration of salmon and sea trout has resumed but it is still very early stages.
“This is a very exciting project will help with this and will give anglers the opportunity to fish for salmon closer to home.” The Ure Salmon Trust is now looking for local businesses to help support the project and the £100,000 per year costs needed to run it for the next six years.
A range of businesses sponsorship packages are being offered. For more details call the CLA Yorkshire office on 01347 823803 or email
Last modified on Wednesday, 21 September 2011 14:23