Chalgrove brook fish refuge

As part of a project in collaboration with Freshwater Habitats Trust a fish refuge or backwater as they are sometimes called was created in November 2017 to provide nursery habitat for fish. These still water environments are ideal havens for young fish as they provide sanctuary from predators as well as being much warmer than the main channel. In a river catchment that has been subjected to numerous pollution events such as ours, fish refuges also provide areas of protection from pollution.

Completed fish refuge