Fish ladder Hagestein

Fish ladder Hagestein

Fish ladder Hagestein

Hagestein

Fish passage at the weir of Hagestein

Hagestein - From the bridge over the Lek river on the A27 you can already see the characteristic Stuw Hagestein. This characteristic weir complex has 2 large round slides, which can slide down like a visor of a helmet to stop the river water. The Hagestein weir is necessary to regulate the water level in the Lek for shipping. Nice for the cargo ships - but less fun for the fish. Since the construction of the weir, they hardly ever reach their spawning grounds upstream. But since 2004 there is a solution for them: the fish ladder. A nice place to watch the flowing water and hope for that one jumping fish!

The weir at Hagestein is the westernmost of the 3 comparable weirs in the Lek and Rhine; the other 2 weirs also have a fish ladder and are located near Driel and Amerongen.

Hagestein trips in the area

    Adress and visitor information

    Fish ladder Hagestein

    Address: Lekdijk 7
    Postal code and City: 4124 KB  Hagestein
    Region: Vispassage bij het stuwcomplex
    Province/Region: Utrecht

    Visit: An average visits takes approx. 0,5 hours.
    Fish Ladder (Vistrap) Hagestein is freely accessible to walkers and cyclists during the day. There is a small parking lot next to the fish ladder.

    Let op: The locations on the map are indicational. It is not always the entrance, parking lot or best route. The map shows up to 8 locations in the area. Want to see all locations? Check our Hotspot map or use the Search option on this website.


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