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Tweed BioBlog: Friday 16th September 2016

As clearing out my office in preparation for going part time at the end of the month is starting to take up my time, along with report and paper writing, this seems a natural point at which to stop these blogs. They will […]

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Tweed Fish Counters: results to August 2016

Tweed Fish Counters: results to August 2016. Results available at – fish-counters-16-08 Gala: Out of action due to problems with the video camera’s lens Whitadder: Reasonable counts for July and August considering the flows. The main interest here will be […]

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Tweed BioBlog: week beginning Monday 5th September 2016

Monday: Main event today entering the data from the Fry Index electric-fishing of the Ettrick. Normal to good results for most of the river, especially for the Tima & Rankle, the upper tributaries which had some of their best fry […]

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Tweed Foundation – Biology Work August 2016

Summarising some of the work that The Tweed Foundation has undertaken over the preceding month……. Management Plan: Quantitative and timed electro-fishing (Teviot & Till) (R Campbell, J Hunt, K Galt); Fry Index survey, Ettrick ( R Campbell, K Ga;t); Salmon […]

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Tweed BioBlog: week beginning Monday 29th August 2016

Monday: an office day, apart from a bit of woodworking to make a “cradle” for the tagging of Brown-trout, which is planned for later this year. Netting today cancelled as a crew could not be put together. Tuesday: the first […]

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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 […]