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
Read more about the Atlantic salmon HERE
Find out more about the eel in our ‘Focus On… the European Eel’ blog HERE
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.
Read more about the Severn’s Common Bream HERE
Find out more about the Common Carp HERE
Read more about chub HERE.
Did you know, lampreys are the world’s oldest living vertebrate? Find out more about them in our ‘Focus On… Lampreys’ blog HERE.
Perhaps the most notable difference between river and sea lamprey is their size. Find out more about what makes them different HERE.
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.
Find out more about pike HERE.
Roach are easily identified through our viewing window by their orangey-red fins. Read more about this Severn species HERE.
Find out more about trout HERE.
Grayling was the 24th species spotted swimming through Diglis fish pass.
As well as fish, our monitoring cameras caught this amazing footage of an otter 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,
Take a look at more footage and videos from Diglis Fish Window on our YouTube channel,
This is one of the videos we’ve created for our Diglis Fish Window playlist. You can view more of our fish vids on our YouTube channel here.