Anglers staying in our holiday cottages in Anglesey are sure to be among those in the sport who are hoping for a plenteous sea trout spawning season following the news that a river restoration project has been accomplished in time for this year.
The riverbanks running alongside Afon Gwna in Anglesey, were adapted in order to avoid cattle disturbing the stream, which flows from Llyn Coron down to the sea at Aberffraw.
Around 850m of riverbank has been fenced off and drinking bays have been put in by members of the Clwyd, Conwy & Gwynedd Rivers Trust.
Additionally, there have been a series of crossing points out in place in each field, with hardcore ramps to the water’s edge, to minimise the quantity of silt trodden into the channel.
A survey of the Afon Ffraw system, undertaken by the Trust in two years ago, with the results determining that much of the stream and its tributaries were affected by the overgrazing of bankside vegetation.
As a result, sediment had settled on much of the riverbed, smothering the spawning gravels essential for migratory fish.