Latest Posts Under: Loud’s Mill Fish Pass

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When gazing at the river have you ever wondered how much water is flowing past you? The Club’s website gives the link to the Environment Agency and the water levels at Loud’s Mill and the weir on the Stinsford side stream but how do those relate to the amount of water flowing in the river? …

Micro Tag

Monitoring Loud’s Mill Fish Pass Since the fish pass was finished at Loud’s Mill Gauging Weir the Environment Agency has been monitoring how well fish have been using it. One part of this work has involved the capture and tagging of brown trout from above the weir and stocking them below. This was done in …

The grand opening

Today was the official opening of the Loud’s Mill fish pass, we all met at the Environment Agency’s depot in St. Georges Road. From Dorchester Fishing Club 2009 Andy Martin (EA) started proceedings, then our very own Charles Dutton gave an overview of how the fish pass came to be, quickly followed by Paul Knight …

It’s Working!

Hi All, I thought you would appreciate and enjoy these 2 video clips of fish to using the Loud’s Mill fish pass. Our consensus of opinion is that the first is a salmon and the second is a brown trout. Sizing the fish is difficult as it is all relative to the camera, but the …

Loud’s Mill fish pass

My first visit since the completion of the fish pass and very impressive it is too. Here is a short video clip of the pass and notice how slow the water is as it reaches the bottom – brilliant.. and I spotted this big brown in the shallows!

It Flows!

Pictures of the fish pass flowing properly for the first time are attached and I’m really pleased with how it looks. Dawnus will be pulling off site by the end of next week, having completed a superb piece of work. RegardsAndy MartinFisheries Technical Specialist

Loud’s Mill fish pass

Well the project is very much in its final stages with the majority of works having been completed. Dawnus have spent the week finishing off various pieces of work including, the fitting of the mesh flooring over the fish pass, installing the lighting box for the video equipment and fitting out the new kiosk. This …

It’s There!!!

We now have a Larinier fish pass in place at Louds Mill… Congratulations to all that contributed to this, especially Charles Dutton and the Committee of the Frome, Piddle & West Dorset Fisheries Association Report byAndy MartinFisheries Technical SpecialistEnvironment Agency

Louds Mill Fish Pass Construction

Up until the middle of the week the programme was running to schedule with the concreting of the walls complete and all the formwork removed. Dawnus were then due to install the formwork for the concrete slope that the fish pass will sit on and pour the concrete. However the severe rainfall and associated high …

Louds Mill Fish Pass Construction

The concreting of the floor and walls of the fish pass slot is now complete (see attached pics), with the formwork for the walls being removed today. The work continues to progress as programmed. Next week they will be installing the formwork and pouring the concrete for the slope that the top of the fish …