River Severn fish we've seen through our underwater viewing window

We’ve seen some amazing sights through our underwater viewing window at Diglis Fish Pass. So far our scientific monitoring cameras have recorded 23 species of fish (and one semi-aquatic mammal!) using the fish pass. Scroll down to look through our window yourself, and take a look at each of the River Severn fish species we have spotted to date!

Twaite shad,

Our champion fish species – the fish our passes were designed with in mind. The first recorded twaite shad through Diglis Fish Pass was on 9th May 2021. Since then we have seen lots of shad speeding past the window.

Did you know shad can swim as fast as 5 meters per second?!

Check out our ‘Focus On… The Twaite Shad’ blog HERE

Salmon,

Read more about the Atlantic salmon HERE

Eel,

Find out more about the eel in our ‘Focus On… the European Eel’ blog HERE

Barbel,

Barbel are so named because of the features around their mouths. The name barbel comes from the Latin ‘barbula’ which means Little Beard. Read some more facts about this species HERE.

Bleak,

Bream,

Read more about the Severn’s Common Bream HERE

Carp,

Find out more about the Common Carp HERE

Chub,

Read more about chub HERE.

River Lamprey,

Did you know, lampreys are the world’s oldest living vertebrate? Find out more about them in our ‘Focus On… Lampreys’ blog HERE.

Sea Lamprey,

Perhaps the most notable difference between river and sea lamprey is their size. Find out more about what makes them different HERE.

Perch,

A striking fish with dark stripes and multi-spined dorsal fin, perch are always an exciting fish to see through the fish window. Find out more about perch HERE.

Pike,

Find out more about pike HERE.

Roach,

Roach are easily identified through our viewing window by their orangey-red fins. Read more about this Severn species HERE.

Tench,

 

Trout,

Find out more about trout HERE.

Otter,

As well as fish, our monitoring cameras caught this amazing footage of an otter hunting in the fish pass. It’s not just the fish who are making use of the easy way round the weir!

Other species we have recorded to date,

Allis shad

Dace

Gudgeon

Minnow

Rainbow trout

Ruffe

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