Tag: Itchen

New initiative helps to secure a brighter future for the iconic Test and Itchen

The Bourne Rivulet. picture credit Simon Cain. The loss of river fly invertebrates such as Blue-Winged Olives is an early warning that our rivers are suffering from the effects of pollution. A scientific survey by Salmon & Trout Conservation UK and funded by the Test & Itchen Association aims to investigate how the Test and Itchen chalkstreams are faring.

The condition of Hampshire’s renowned chalkstreams will be put under the microscope this year following an agreement between fisheries research charity, Salmon and Trout Conservation UK and the Test and Itchen Association. Salmon & Trout Conservation UK (S&TC UK) who are continuing their national Riverfly Census across the country this year will be working closely […]