Derby

Trout relocated from Lathkill River near Bakewell

  • 4 August 2014
  • From the section Derby
Brown trout
The fish are stunned temporarily and then moved to a new location

Hundreds of fish have been relocated from a Derbyshire river after being trapped by low water levels.

The fish in the Lathkill River near Bakewell were moved to another section of the river downstream, the Environment Agency said.

A two-kilometre (1.25-mile) stretch of the river often runs dry in the summer.

The fish, mostly trout, are removed by net after being stunned with a small charge of electricity, Environment Agency spokesman Matt Buck said.

About 2,000 fish are expected to be moved from the river in the next few days, Mr Buck said.

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