“Receiving the grant from the Duchy is a real boost and confirms the work we’re doing is locally valued,” said Tony Walsh of Pickering Fisheries Association (PFA). “It also allows us to build on the river work we did last year on the Duchy Water for which we received an award from the Wild Trout Trust.”
“As a responsible landlord, we are committed to long-term and sustainable practises of preservation,” added Nathan Thompson, Duchy of Lancaster Chief Executive. “The Pickering Beck project is one of many through which the Duchy is helping to protect the environment and we commend the work of the PFA in ensuring that the waters remain a thriving habitat.
” The money will be spent on using timber piling and brushwood to stabilise the riverbanks. The works will protect the banks from erosion and help to stop soil and silt entering the river, which can smother the riverbed gravels that the trout use for spawning.