21 March 2016

We have successfully applied to the Environment Agency for a £5K grant for spawning enhancements on the Evenlode.  We aim to leverage this with contributions from other bodies.  Further details will follow.

5 November 2015

The Honeydale open day was held last week.  There was a good turnout of around 50 people and a lot of enthusiasm was shown for the ideas.  The morning was spent giving presentations with a site visit after lunch.  Some pictures of the site visit are below.

4 November 2015

Tree work on the Leach has been completed.  Trees have been trimmed, and in some cases removed, to allow more light into the river to encourage in stream weed growth.  The timber generated has been used to provide bank reinforcements and flow deflectors.

Pictures below show some of the work

12 August 2015.  Cotswolds Rivers Trust is donating £1K for specialist tree work on the river Leach.  This is part of a joint project between Cotswold Flyfishers, the Wild Trout Trust and the Environment Agency.

11 August 2015.  The Widford fencing project on the Windrush is now complete, pictures below.


25 June 2015.  Work on the Widford fencing project has now commenced, photos to follow soon.

20 June 2015.  We have now received the WTT survey on the Leach around the Little Farringdon area.  This has concentrated our attention on improving spawning facilities for the native brown trout in the river.  More to follow.

30 May 2015.  Funding has been secured to install a substantial length of cattle fencing on the Windrush at Widford.  Work is expected to start in late June.

16 March 2015.  With help from the Wychwood project we planted 1500 trees at the bottom of the field.  This massively increases water retention, slowing down its release to alleviate flooding and stop siltation of the river.


17 February 2015 - Most of the construction work is now finished and wading birds have already started using the ponds.  Tree planting will commence during the spring.

Looking back upstream

One of the holding ponds.

The new stream bed fills up after the recent rains

10 February 2015 - Our Evenlode tribs project has started at Cotswolds Honeydale Farm near Shipton Under Wychwood.  This project has been made possible by Lottery funding.  More details and pictures will follow soon.


2 November 2014 - Wild Trout Trust have agreed to provide a professional survey of the Leach in the Little Faringdon area to determine what improvements would be appropriate.

1 November 2014 - We have been awarded two separate grants from the Environment Agency and the Wild Trout Trust for enhancement work on the Glyme.  we are hoping that other bodied will join in to make this a much larger project.

28 June 2014 - We have been awarded a grant from the National Lottery to run a practical demonstration day on the Evenlode tributaries.  More news will follow in due course.

19 December 2013 - Upper Coln project is now complete.

17 December 2013 - Work continues on the Upper Coln Project. Five flow deflectors were installed yesterday and it is hoped to install five more today.  

Some pictures of the work in progress are below.




13 December 2013 - Work on the Upper Coln Project will commence on Monday 16 December.  Check back for updates.

25 November 2013 - We have received Flood Control Consent for the Upper Coln project.  Work will begin next month.  Pictures will be posted on this site.

30 August 2013 - We are pleased to announce the Upper Coln project.  This is being jointly funded with the Cotswold AONB Visitor Giving Scheme.  The project will take place upstream of Ablington and has the potential to benefit the river for some way downstream.  Find out more about the Visitor Giving Scheme here

30 August 2013 - The Sherborne project is now complete.

21 August 2013 - The Sherborne project is now well underway - click here for pictures.

26 July 2013 - Pre project electrofishing has now been completed at Sherborne.  Click on the projects page for more details and pictures.

7 July 2013 - Preparations for the Sherborne project are now well under way.  The EA will be conducting an electro fishing survey on 25 July.  This will establish a pre-project baseline for fish stocks.

19 April 2013 - Landowner's rivers restoration day held at Fairford.  Lower Coln project used as an example of what can be done.

18 March 2013 - Inland Revenue  has recognised our charitable status which means that we can now claim Gift Aid.

7 January 2013 -  Cotswolds Rivers Trust has been recognised as a charity by the Charities Commision.