In partnership with the National Trust and funded by the Environment Agency, an electro-fishing survey has recently been conducted on the Corfe River by the Global Environmental Solutions team from Bournemouth University to update our knowledge and understanding of which fish species are in the river. At specific locations along the watercourse, an electric current was used to stun and capture the fish inhabiting the river. Working swiftly and calmly, the experts identified and measured the fish before safely returning them to the river unharmed. This surveying technique enables us to gather valuable data which provides a benchmark for identifying changes in the fish population and informing future river management decisions. The survey revealed five different species of fish of varying size and at different stages of the life cycle: brown trout, European eel, brook lamprey, minnow and bullhead.