Who would have thought it? Salmon have returned to the River Don that flows through Hexthorpe.

The Environment Agency has built a £500,000 fish and eel pass at Sprotbrough Weir, allowing fish to migrate upstream as far as Rotherham, and also into the River Dearne.The recent fish pass built at Sprotbrough has proved successful and juvenile salmon have now been spotted in the River Dearne.

In the fourth issue of the Hexpress in February 1989 – some 27 years ago – the front headline was ‘FISH IN THE DON- THE UNBELIEVABLE HAS HAPPENED.’ It has happened again , but now with salmon!