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Jurassic coast Carp rescue

Dorset is simply stunning, and to spend a day netting Carp with views along the world famous “Jurassic Coast” was magical….

All the carp were removed and safely re homed to make way for Great Crested Newts on one of the DWT nature reserves.

A huge thank you to team Casterbridge Fisheries and all the DWT volunteers!

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Eel Pass

For a number of years we have been involved with habitat improvement work on a small east Dorset stream, firstly helping the Sea Trout population and now the Eels.

We have recently finished the restoration of an old weir and installed Eel pass brushes to the wall to aid the safe passage of both Elvers and adult Eels.

A huge thank you to Elliot, Kevin for their construction / restoration work and Arron for his rendering skills..

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Fish Rescue

Casterbridge Fisheries Ltd are delighted to work alongside Riversdale Aquatics to provide an outstanding electric fishing service.

Last week we were carrying out a fairly comprehensive “Fish Rescue” at Heathrow Airport prior to de-silt work being carried out, all fish were returned to the close by river in line with the Environment Agency consent and our method statement.


Cumbrian Fish Rescue

Last week we responded to an urgent request from  to carry out a fish removal operation in Uldale, Cumbria, for their clients, the fish removal was a legal requirement by the Environment Agency prior to work by the contractors to restore the reservoir fish pass channel.

The same day we were loaded and on our way north, 7 hour’s later we reached our overnight stop and were on site early the next morning at the Chapel House Dam.

Following a detailed site induction and risk assessment of the structure, and working in conjunction with the construction engineer’s, we successfully carried out our fish rescue, and controlled de-water. 

As the fish pass structure on this reservoir dam was drained down, we were able to electric fish each section individually, removing Brown Trout, Eel’s and Brook Lamprey to their new home, just downstream of the temporary coffer dam, enabling work to commence immediately.   

We would like to thank the contractors on site for their professionalism and help, and also the Environment Agency for turning around the electric fishing consent so quickly.

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Fish Rescue

We are fully equipped, qualified and have all our H&S paperwork in place for carrying out fish rescue work on construction sites prior to de watering.

This picture shows us carrying out a small stream fish removal using one anode and specialist backpack gear; have a look at our electric fishing page here for more details.