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It's Time to Start Your River Adventures

Enjoy our blog posts with exciting details of our project updates and how you can get involved and explore the beauty of our fabulous River Teign.

Riverfly report 2023

January 15, 2024

Thanks to all of the dedicated volunteers, 2023 was a fantastic year for Riverfly surveys. Over 100 surveys were completed (putting the Teign in the top 10 nationally for number of surveys), by over 30 volunteers. We have compiled the results and the attached report provides a summary. This data […]

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What’s on over the next few weeks?

November 16, 2023

We are hurtling fast towards the end of 2023, and with that brings one of the most anticipated events of the year – spawning time! We know that the salmon are currently making their way up river to the spawning grounds, with several reports and some excellent photos of fish […]

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amazing artwork on the teign!

October 14, 2023

Education Manager Phil de Burlett at MAKESouthwest (formerly the Devon Guild of Craftsmen) is making good progress with schools engagement in the catchment. Phil explains: ‘MAKE Southwest approached the schools closest to the Teign and asked if they would like to take part in a project related to their local […]

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project update

October 2, 2023

Hot off the (virtual) press is our September newsletter, full of info on what we have been up to so far this year, and what we are looking ahead to over the coming months. You can view the newsletter below, or download it as a pdf. We’ll shortly be publishing […]

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Fish tagging study – an update

September 20, 2023

In July and September we conducted some further fish tagging work in the upper Teign catchment. Tagging fish allows us to uniquely identify juvenile salmon and brown trout, that can be then monitored throughout their life in the Teign. Tiny electronic tags are attached to each fish. Each tag has […]

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Water quality monitoring training session

August 31, 2023

Great news for anyone who is interested in some water quality surveying on the Teign – we have got some of the monitoring kits in stock and ready to hand out to you! We are supporting anyone who would like to join Westcountry Rivers Trust’s CSI monitoring scheme. It is […]

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PIT Tagging update

August 25, 2023

We are really pleased that the PIT tagging project for migration & habitat study is now fully underway, with antennae installations completed in the Teign (PIT = passive intermittent transponders, tiny tags similar to those used to identify cats & dogs). During June and July the last of the project […]

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Angling help needed!

July 27, 2023

Volunteer opportunity for 2 fly fishers on Saturday 5th August from 9.30am to approx 2.30pm The Newton Abbot Fishing Association (NAFA) is holding an Angling Participation Day on 5th August atits lakes complex in Newton Abbot. NAFA have kindly offered us a location at the lakes where wecan introduce visitors […]

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The River teign in wool

June 13, 2023

This stunning piece of artwork is a community wall hanging on the theme of the River Teign, led by the very talented Yuli Somme. Yuli explains: “I wanted to focus on the wildlife, and by inviting members of the public to take part I hope to raise awareness of the […]

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River observations please!

May 8, 2023

Springtime – the evenings are getting lighter and the weather is (sort of) getting brighter, the wild garlic and bluebells are in abundance and for many, a walk along the river is a good chance to unwind and enjoy some peace and quiet. Sadly for the Teign, all is not […]

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