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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 […]

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Tweed Fish Counters – June 2016

Figures for the Tweed fish counters are attached: Fish Counters 16-06 Gala : No fish yet, as would be expected Whiteadder: A better count for June, up on last year. In terms of running totals to the end of June, […]

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Tweed BioBlog: week beginning Monday 11th July 2016

Monday: an admin day mainly, along with preparation of the presentation I’m giving on Thursday and some checking of the details belonging to some scales samples sent to MSS for genetic analysis last year. Tuesday:  some more presentation prep and […]