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Tweed BioBlog: Haugh Head Horror continues

Wednesday 27th August 2014: An office day, doing admin, data entry and updating my presentation on Tweed fisheries management for the Deveron Board & Trust AGM in Huntly next Thursday. Thursday 28th August: Everyone out on follow-up electric-fishing surveys of the […]

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Tweed BioBlog : Ribble, Peebles and Paxton

Friday 22nd August 2014: Kenny is training to be a licenced fish tagger and has gone through the theoretical part of the course for his Home Office certification and now has to acquire practical experiences, so he made the long trip […]

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Tweed BioBlog : Mega Salmon Fry

Thursday 21st August 2014: Out to the Whiteadder again, with Kenny, but to the lower zone this time. Reasonable to good numbers of salmon fry at  the sites, but some were remarkably large for the time of year, 80-90mm, which is […]

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Tweed Foundation – Netting Again at Paxton This Saturday

  The Tweed Foundation will be carrying out some netting at the Paxton House* netting station this Saturday. All welcome to come along and see how this process works, and learn why the Tweed Foundation carries out this work. NETTING […]

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Tweed BioBlog : On the Whiteadder

Monday 18th August 2014:  At a meeting of the IFM Scotland and the River Directors with Andrew Thin, of the Wild Fisheries Review, at Pitlochry Tuesday 19th August: Out with James electric-fishing on the upper Whiteadder. These sites usually have […]

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Thursday 14th August 2014: In the office all day with James, Kenny and Jenny out electric-fishing. Though there was torrential downpour here, they hadn’t a drop of rain out on the Blackadder.  Clear now that PIT tags can’t work at […]

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Tweed Fish Counters July 2014

Tweed Fish Counters July 2014 (see attachment for the figures Fish Counters 14-07 ) Gala: Little activity in the low water, but not much expected at this time of year anyway Whiteadder: A surprisingly good run of Sea-trout despite the low […]

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Tweed BioBlog : New Salmon territory

Tuesday 12th August 2014: Another cancellation from the EA team doing the Water Framework Directive sites on the Till due to high water, so another office day, getting more Sea-trout scales done. Wednesday 13th August:  Met up with the EA […]

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Tweed Bioblog : On the Beach

Friday 8th August 2014: Weekly staff meeting in the morning, then out with James to the Murray Cauld to have final go at trying to get the PIT tag detection loop working there. Still didn’t work anywhere near the actual […]

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Tweed BioBlog : On the Eye

Monday 4th August 2014 : On leave Tuesday 5th & Wednesday 6th August: In the office,  working mainly on the Boleside Sea-trout scales report and a discussion paper on how best the results from the acoustic tracking work on smolts should […]