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Tweed BioBlog: Friday 16th September 2016

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tweed BioBlog: week beginning Monday 18th July 2016

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 […]

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 […]