We hake to say goodbye…but it’ll be back eel-y soon!

Elements of Hull’s much-loved attraction are to undergo a refresh whilst the regeneration of the city centre takes place.

Nine of the 41 pieces of the ever-popular Seven Seas Fish Trail will be lifted from the ground and placed into secure storage until they can be reinstalled towards the end of the year.

The free trail, first laid in 1992 has seen tens of thousands of people take part, leading them on a two-mile journey from Queen Victoria Square and through the Old Town.

Each piece will be re-laid as it was, with replacements to some of the pieces that have suffered wear and tear over the years being placed into the new high-quality materials that will soon start to be laid in the city centre.

Artist Gordon Young, who laid the original trail will be involved in the refurbishment and ensure that the fish are restored to good health.

Mr Young said:

“I am proud to have created the Fish Trail and find it to be one of the top 3 sculpture walks in Yorkshire, it’s been an honour over the years. It led to using Hull and some of its talented people for many other projects.

“I will be pleased to see the Fish Trail restored and brought back to life with the regeneration of the city centre.

The majority of the trail will be back in place by December of this year with the final fish completed as part of the works to Beverley Gate in Spring 2017.

In addition, part of the Wilberforce Trail will also be removed during the works before being reinstated on completion.