The diversity of river systems found in England is incredible. We work to protect these unique places and the wild salmon, trout and other water life that depends on them to exist.

Through our campaigns we inspire changes in attitude by informing and involving people in finding solutions to problems, and influencing government commitment to secure a healthy and sustainable future.


Our Riverfly Census campaign is making headway in revolutionising monitoring on our English rivers. Better monitoring means better protection. Read the report that started it all.




Water insects are the foundation for life in our rivers and streams. We are unlocking their potential as indicators of river health to help you understand what’s really happening under the surface and better protect our fish and water life.




Rivers are more than just water - they are homes for wildlife. With your help we can lead the fight to keep them clean and give our fish, birds and mammals a safe and flourishing place to live.



A netted salmon

With wild salmon and sea trout stocks in serious decline, the indiscriminate netting of fish along our coasts was increasingly unsustainable. We worked to close these fisheries, ensuring that fish from the most sensitive river populations were not killed and so able to breed.

You can help keep our rivers wild and full of life

Stand up with us and fight for life under the surface, join S&TC today.

Latest English news

Pinpointing Pesticides – Our national survey now uses water insects to solve chemical puzzle

27th March 2018
We are pleased to announce that pesticide fingerprints can now be detected using the Riverfly Census’ analytical tool kit… a massive breakthrough in monitoring water quality for neonicotinoids and other insect killing chemicals Read More

The toxic chemicals keep coming – a further threat in a struggling English chalkstream

19th February 2018
Currently many of our rivers across the UK are impacted by a variety of undesirable inputs.  Influencing the future health of these important waterways is one of our key objectives. […] Read More

Will the Environment Agency’s proposals to protect wild salmon work?

2nd February 2018
We warmly receive the Environment Agency’s proposed new measures to protect wild salmon stocks but we emphasise that they need to be implemented rapidly to save this threatened species. The […] Read More

Chlorinated chemicals in our areas of conservation? Just say no!

29th January 2018
One of our main objectives is to influence the clean-up of rivers across the UK, where many waterways are impacted by a variety of undesirable inputs. We use local issues to […] Read More

Sea Trout: Science & Management

22nd January 2018
Sea Trout, Science & Management is a book containing the proceedings of the 2nd International Sea Trout Symposium, held in Ireland in 2016. The Proceedings are edited by Graeme Harris, […] Read More

Mayfly research emphasises serious need for river regulation re-think

12th January 2018
For the first time a new research study, co-authored and financed by S&TC and published in the science journal Environmental Pollution, shows how even modest levels of sediment and phosphate are threatening […] Read More

Hardy’s Fishing tackle donates proceeds of limited edition reel project to support our ongoing and vital Atlantic Salmon conservation work

13th December 2017
Hardy’s Fishing Tackle has donated £22,500 to Salmon & Trout Conservation (S&TC) towards their salmon conservation campaigns in both Scotland and England! The donation comes from sales of the 148 Hotspur […] Read More

The power of bugs – Designing measures to properly capture the health of our rivers

10th November 2017
Wednesday 8th November was a very exciting day, as entomology experts from around the UK came to our workshop to discuss the potential for biometric measures (environmental ‘scores’ calculated from […] Read More

Success from the S&TC auction – funding a better future for wild fish and where they live

24th October 2017
We are delighted to report that our recent online, live and silent auctions, which culminated in a spectacular dinner at Fishmongers Hall in London, raised an unprecedented £120,000! The three […] Read More

S&TC auction offers lots from fishing to feasting that money can’t buy

31st August 2017
Keen cricketing fans will be rushing to bid in Salmon & Trout Conservation’s annual auction for a rare chance to fish and then enjoy lunch on the glorious River Itchen […] Read More