Extra km’s opened to spawning Salmon and Sea trout.

The Afon Llynor is a small river that joins the River Dee near to Llandrillo. The river winds its way up through a forestry plantation and contains excellent spawning opportunities for both Salmon and Sea trout. Unfortunately, the top 2km of the river was inaccessible to migrating fish due to road crossings which created a complete barrier to fish as they were two larges to jump over.

The Irish Ford barrier before work began.
And after work has finished, providing a step and pool ladder which will allow fish to move upstream.

The Welsh Dee Trust in partnership with the Landowner has now installed two rock ramps. These are created by placing large boulders creating a ladder of pools which allow fish to swim easily over the barrier. The work was completed in September 2019 just in time for this winter’s run of migrating fish. The project was funded by the Welsh Dee Trust and the European Maritime Fisheries Fund. The hope is to further improve the habitat of the Llynor during the summer of 2020, making this tributary the best possible home for spawning adults and juvenile fish.