Below the surface

You might be familiar with the wooded valleys, dippers and wagtails of the Teign, but do you ever wish you could see what’s going on underneath the water? In September 2021, well know fish photographer and naturalist Jack Perks submerged himself and his camera in Drewes Pool below Drogo Castle and captured some great film footage of salmon, trout and minnows in the pool.

Jack’s footage has been used in the River Teign Restoration Project exhibition in the Gun Room at Castle Drogo, and is juxtaposed with footage taken above the water, so as to help demonstrate some of the pressures that salmon face on their journey to the spawning grounds in the headwaters of the river.

Credit to www.jackperksphotography.com and www.pdmdesign.org.uk for this wonderful footage. It’s a very relaxing watch, we hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

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