There has been a lot of interest over the last decade or so in creating a fish pass on the River Sid, to enable migrating fish, particularly salmon, to make their way up the waters to their traditional spawning grounds.
Here’s a special page on this site dedicated to fish in the River:
Every autumn, the salmon are caught and transported upstream, as the weirs are too high for them to jump:
The media has taken an interest in these various efforts:
A small group was set up in early 2020 under the auspices of the Sid Valley Biodiversity Group, focussing on the School Weir, a little up river from the Toll House at the entrance to the Byes.
There is a special page on this website dedicated to this project, although access is limited:
It’s pictured in the Wikipedia article on the River:
This is also the photograph which comes up on google maps for the Byes park in Sidmouth: