Ure Salmon Trust
The Prince Of Wales Visits Work Of Ure Salmon Trust
A senior member of the Royal Family has witnessed first-hand work being undertaken to help encourage ever increasing numbers of salmon to return to the River Ure.
The Prince of Wales met members, volunteers and sponsors of the Ure Salmon Trust. Their aim is to see the Ure reclaim its crown as one of England’s premier salmon fishing rivers
Begun six years ago and backed by local riparian land owners and businesses, the work of The Ure Salmon Trust is now coming to fruition, with anglers regularly catching salmon weighing in excess of 20lbs.
On his arrival in Swinithwaite, Leyburn, Prince Charles was escorted to the banks of the Ure by the Trust’s river manager, David Bamford, who spoke about the work and achievements to date.
After meeting casting instructor Brian Towers and young student, Rory Brooksbank, 12, His Royal Highness inspected one recent aspect of the scheme – the fencing off of one of the banks of the river, and the installation of a solar-powered livestock drinking trough, aimed at preventing cattle from eroding the banks and silting up the waterway.
Mr Bamford said: “It was an honour to welcome His Royal Highness to the River Ure and update him on our progress to date.
“As a lifelong angler himself he could appreciate the aims of this conservation and environmental project.
“His visit has certainly helped raise our profile enormously, and l hope it will help spread the word of what we are doing to all those interested in salmon fishing, both at home and abroad.”
Following on from his river-side walk, The Prince of Wales met with other key members of the Ure Salmon Trust and project sponsor’s including Victoria Bramley from sponsor’s T&R Theakston Ltd.
She said: “It was a privilege to be representing Theakston’s at this wonderful Royal occasion.
“We are very proud of our association with the Ure Salmon Trust and are naturally delighted that it has caught the eye of such a prominent national figure as The Prince of Wales.
“His visit can do nothing but good and again we have seen our part of North Yorkshire portrayed in a superb way.”