View from the Riverbank
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The photographs and information about the Martyr Worthy section of the river Itchen evolved from the production of a book about the riverkeeper, Ron Holloway, and the subsequent ongoing support and interest of Simon Ffennell, the owner and current riverkeeper of this stretch of river.
Having been given the privilege and opportunity by Simon to film the brown trout spawning, during January and February 2008, I was lucky enough to be able to continue filming every day during 2008, come rain or shine. During that time I have seen and recorded many wonderful sights and sounds in thousands of photographs and many hours of high definition video, together with a daily diary.
Some of the richness and the diversity of life, in and around the river, can be seen on an information board situated by Martyr Worthy bridge. It shows the flora and fauna, together with aspects of river management. The board is changed every four months to reflect the change the season.