Changes to use of Topsite in 2017

This autumn Natural Resources Wales carried out some river alterations at the boundary of the Topsite with Welsh Water by constructing a gravel trap.

Please note that there will be some changes to use of the Topsite in 2017:

January – May: The Topsite will be open from the weir above Irish Bridge to the Chipper.

May – October: The Topsite will be open from Welsh Water boundary to the Chipper.

November and December: The Topsite will remain closed.

This gravel trap is a pilot project in creating gravel beds for salmon spawning as NRW move away from using fish hatcheries for salmon.  The Chipper gate will be opened to allow salmon into the Topsite more often in the future and may be removed at some stage.  

9 January 2017