Who looks after the river
The Wear Rivers Trust was created in January 2009, through the merger of The River Wear Environmental Trust and The Weardale Environmental Trust, to further advance the work of these two organisations.
The Trust is a member of the Association of River Trusts and works with the local community throughout the catchment of the Wear to protect, restore and improve the River and its tributaries. A key aim of the Trust is to advance the education of the public, and all statutory and voluntary organisations, on the understanding of rivers, including their fauna, flora, economic and social activity and the need for conservation, restoration and improvement of rivers, streams and stillwaters.
Local angling clubs, riparian owners and the Environment Agency are also involved in ensuring that the Wear continues to provide excellent fishing for all major species and encouraging the public to partake in responsible angling in this wonderful river.