The Old Eel Traps

National Trust Riverlands
The Old Eel Traps by Dick Hawkes

Image details - The Old Eel Traps

Photographer: Dick Hawkes
Competition: Competition 16
Category: National Trust Riverlands
Location: Leckford, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom


The old eel traps preserved on the River Test at Leckford are of historic significance, as they illustrate how the once prolific migration of eels was harvested - providing an important contribution to the local economy. The eel traps are visible from a public road bridge from where this photograph was taken; a polarising filter was essential, to reduce glare and show the lush green of the plant life.


3rd place - National Trust Riverlands