There is a reasonably good Mayfly hatch along with other olives, and sedge form part of the usual diet. Brown trout will continue to be stocked, albeit in reducing numbers, until 2025 and there is a growing population of wild browns. We are working with the Environment Agency and Wild Trout Trust to develop a self-sustaining stock by improving the habitat.
There is a wild trout catch-and-release policy on the river. All rainbows landed from the ponds may either be retained or, if unharmed or not unduly stressed, may be released . No dogs are allowed due to cattle.