Fish get own by-pass

An example of the fish by-pass

Fish in the River Aire will get their very own by-pass. The extra lane will significantly help to boost the fish population in the upper reaches of the River Aire, near Rodley.

Once completed, the fish pass at Rodley Nature Reserve - one of West Yorkshire's most ecologically important sites - will help a wide range of species including trout and grayling to by-pass the man-made weir, which currently acts as a major obstruction to fish as they swim upstream to spawn.

And to help the fish even further as they migrate upstream, Yorkshire Water is also creating mini 'service-station' restpools where they can stop to catch their breath during their ascent.