5. Wineham (ARPHA)

Themes: Fisheries; Natural rivers


  • 2. All constraints and risks to the establishment of thriving fish populations (comprising an appropriate range of species) within the Adur and Ouse systems will be identified.
  • 10. Identify, research and find funding sources for re-naturalisation projects throughout the catchment.
  • 19. The effects, on fish and fisheries, of restoring rivers to a more natural state will be clearly identified and taken into account in river restoration plans.

Project description

One of the 12 priority sites for appraisal and improvement in the Adur Restoration of Physical Habitats (ARPHA) strategy. 


Wineham Bridge Weir is located on the eastern branch of the Adur, just upstream of Wineham Bridge, and creates a barrier to coarse and migratory fish passage.  The structure needs to be modifed to incorporate a fish pass and reduce flow rate.



Project type: River restoration and fish passage
WFD status: Moderate
WFD overall status objective: Good
Benefiting species/habitats: Fish, in-channel and marginal aquatic flora and fauna
Total area covered by project: Adur West
Project lead: OART
Project partners: Environment Agency
Funding source: Environment Agency
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Project start: April 2011

Design by LTD Design Consultants and build by Garganey Consulting. From an original concept by the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust.