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Tweed BioBlog: week beginning Monday 22nd August 2016

Monday: an office day, admin and more clearing out. Tuesday: I’ve long wanted to see some scales from Sea-trout caught out at sea, part way through their migration, to help read scales taken from fish back in the river and […]

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Tweed BioBlog: week beginning Monday 15th August 2016

Monday: Started some training on how to insert acoustic tags into fish from an expert – we are hoping to be able to track some large Brown-trout from their home burn after they have spawned to see, amongst other things, if […]

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Tweed BioBlog: week beginning Monday 8th August 2016

Monday: admin & writing during the day, then down to Paxton for netting in the evening, the best session for some time, a dozen salmon and a couple of Sea-trout. Most were Grilse around 55cms, one just 45cms, more the […]

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Tweed Spring Salmon Catch Continues to Improve

After some disappointing catches in recent years, the 2016 Tweed Spring Salmon rod catch continued to improve with 2464* fish; this was the fifth largest in the last 30 years and the best for four years. The majority of fish […]

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Tweed BioBlog: week beginning Monday 1st August 2016

Monday: mainly admin, but started serious work on revising and updating the Stocks Assessment section of the Tweed & Eye Fisheries Management plan. Tuesday: Meeting with a civil engineer at the Gala cauld to discuss feasibility of adding a smolt […]

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Tweed BioBlog: week beginning Monday 25th July 2016

Monday: on leave in the morning, then admin for the afternoon. Tuesday: most of the day entering the data from the Bullhead monitoring sites electric-fished last Friday, numbers of them up, but no sign of any diminution in salmon or trout […]

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Tweed BioBlog: week beginning Monday 18th July 2016

Monday: We’re beginning a programme to look at smolt survival during their downriver migration in more detail, part of which will be to look at trout predation, particularly around the caulds. We got a set of stomach contents for this, back […]