The Environment Agency is celebrating 10 years of successful soft engineering along Cumbria rivers.

The work has improved habitats and water quality, protected fish and got more people fishing throughout Cumbria and the Scottish borders.

The programme of work, funded through fishing licence sales, has been led by Environment Agency’s Mike Farrell, a keen angler himself.

It has included many different soft engineering techniques at various locations throughout Cumbria including river restoration, tree planting and habitat creation.

Mr Farrell said: “This has been a great programme to work on over the last 10 years, it’s good to see that all our hard work has paid off.

"Having successfully completed 130 projects, working with 219 different partner organisations, the programme has led to significant environmental improvements across Cumbria.

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in this project over the years.”