Four Mile Bar, Crowland Pinchbeck West and Willow Tree Fen Nature Reserve, Lincolnshire
These schemes were implemented by the Environment Agency with the co-operation and support of the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust (LWT), the Welland Rivers Trust (WRT) and the Wild Trout Trust (WTT) in the Creation of various fish refuge areas along the flood bank at sites with a suitable wide berm; creation of shallow scrapes to improve biodiversity.
Great Ponton 3.5kms south of Grantham
The scheme was implemented by the Environment Agency with the co-operation and agreement of the adjacent landowner (Stephen Jackson). Grantham Angling Association Fly Fishing Section (GAAFFS) assisted with site selection and landowner negotiations The project involved Channel narrowing and flow deflection using woody debris augmented by willow layering; ford refurbishment and riverside fencing to reduce sediment inputs.
Easton Lincolnshire 7 kms south of Grantham
The scheme was implemented by the Environment Agency with the co-operation and agreement of the Easton Estate following an earlier advisory visit by the Wild Trout Trust. The WTT designed and agreed the project with Easton Estate, which provided a gardener to assist with the works through Easton Walled Garden, disposed of redundant fencing and provided safe storage of materials and plant during the project.
The project delivered a variety of channel narrowing techniques including brushwood mattresses, faggot-fronted berms, log-fronted berms and “hinged” and pinned live woody material; flow deflection using log deflectors; regrading of eroded banks, in combination with new berms, to create sections of 2-stage channel; excavation of pools in the riverbed and riverside fencing to reduce erosion and sediment inputs.
Fisheries survey report of the River Great Ouse: