Diglis Weir, Worcester,
Saturday 16th May @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tours of Diglis Fish Pass
A unique chance to get exclusive access to the construction of the fish pass and underwater viewing gallery at Diglis Weir and learn more about how we are helping endangered fish in the River Severn.
For more than 170 years twaite shad have been unable to reach their traditional spawning grounds due to man-made barriers. Now, using modern engineering, we are providing fish passages at four weirs on the Severn, allowing the shad to reach their natural spawning grounds once again.
Join us to see the progress being made on the pass, which is due for completion later this year, and talk to our engineers to find out more about the design and construction and the benefits the pass will bring to other fish and the entire river ecosystem.
The fish pass at Diglis Weir will also contain England’s first underwater river viewing gallery, allowing rare glimpses of the underwater world of the Severn.
Directions: From Diglis Island, follow the footpath over Diglis Bridge to cross the river and continue along the path towards the weir, following the signs for the event.
All are welcome at this free event. Diglis Weir and the fish pass construction site are viewable from the tarmacked public footpath, which is suitable for wheelchairs, mobility scooters and pushchairs.