Wensum PhD study on Roach

What’s happening to the River Wensum Roach? A team of scientists are carrying a comprehensive investigation in to the health of Wensum Roach. Kelvin caught up with the lead scientist on the Riverbank and what he has to say is worrying. Wensum Roach Studies

Wensum Roach Spawning Site Survey 2022

As a follow-up attempt to locate new roach spawning sites after failing (mostly!) in 2021, Tim Ellis and Kevin Powell are looking to set up an informal river-wide watch for spawning roach at the appropriate time this year. This is early May, only definite recent record from previous years is May 7, 2020. Info from…

Wensum December 2021 Communications Briefing

The following email was sent to the 84 subscribers following the Wensum on the 17th Dec 2021. Dear xxx Wensum December 2021 Communications 2021 has seen some great movements in the development of the Wensum Catchment Partnership: A number of significant projects are being delivered within the Wensum Catchment Partnership including: Upper Wensum Cluster Farm…

Wensum Breach and its Management

This week we learn about a bank breach on the river between Quest and Bintree. This first occurred as far back as November 2020, when we had the deluge of rainfall and much of the Wensum flood plain flooded. However this isn’t the floodplain working as designed, but a breach of the Main River flood…

Citizen Scientists gain accreditation on the River Wensum at Swanton Morley

On Saturday 24th July 2021 seven individuals including local anglers and conservationists were successfully trained in the safe methods of collecting freshwater invertebrates from the bed of a watercourse as part of the Riverfly Partnership project (https://www.riverflies.org). The individuals had previously achieved to a competent standard a certificate of achievement from an online theoretical course…