River Wye at Chee Dale stepping stones

Fish

Under development. Contributions from BFC members welcome. Watch this space.

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Three-spined Stickleback, 23/08/21 (Jonathan Mortin)

Fish in the High Peak

The Derbyshire Wye, the Dove and the Derwent are host to a variety of freshwater fish, including brown trout, rainbow trout, grayling, dace and smaller species such as bullheads and minnows.

Trout (Salmo trutta) in Serpentine Wye, 31/07/21 (Dave Purchase)
Young trout (Salmo trutta) recorded in BFC Serpentine survey 31/07/21 (Dave Purchase)
Bullhead (Cottus gobio) recorded in BFC Serpentine survey 31/07/21 (Dave Purchase)
Bullhead (Cottus gobio) recorded in BFC Serpentine survey 31/07/21 (Dave Purchase)

For these buttons with the solid borders to work properly you will need to be registered and logged into iNaturalist. This is a free and extremely useful app. See our ‘How to record wildlife’ page for more information and tips on how to use it.

Takes you to the up-to-date list and photo galleries of all fish observations within the High Peak area, as recorded on iNaturalist

Takes you to the up-to-date list and photo galleries of all fish observations within the ‘Buxton polygon’ area, as recorded on iNaturalist and collected by the Buxton Biodiversity Recording Group project

Identifying fish

The Pocket Guide to Freshwater Fishes of Britain and Europe

Alwyne Wheeler (illustrated by Colin Newman)

Dragon’s World

Spiral bound pocket guide, produced by Wildlife Trust in 1992.

Information and guidance

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