Curator's choice - Natural history

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Fish

troutA Trout, caught in the River Wandle in 1891 may have been one of the last caught there before abstraction of drinking water caused the spring sources of the Wandle to run dry. Recent work to restore the water quality of the Wandle has enabled Trout to be re-introduced, but there will be a continuing problem from the poorly-treated sewage outflow from Beddington and the many small drains that can carry toxic waste to the main river all-too-readily.

Contact the WandleTrust for more about the river.