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Diseased Salmon’ – Follow Up Report

REPORT ON THE “DISEASED” SALMON OF AUTUMN 2011 Further to the Diseased Salmon in autumn article published on this site in mid November, The Tweed Foundation sent some samples for analysis. Here, the Foundation’s senior biologist, Dr Ronald Campbell, reports […]

A Tweed Fisheries Biologist’s Week – Monday 12th December

Monday 12th December: Meeting in the morning on the Tweed Biosecurity plan, then in the afternoon down to Berwick and on the train to London. Tuesday 13th December: At the AST’s “Ocean Silver” salmon summit, in the Livery Hall of […]

A Tweed Fisheries Biologist’s Week – Monday 12th December

Monday 12th December: Meeting in the morning on the Tweed Biosecurity plan, then in the afternoon down to Berwick and on the train to London. Tuesday 13th December: At the AST’s “Ocean Silver” salmon summit, in the Livery Hall of […]

A Tweed Fisheries Biologist’s Week : Monday 5th February

Goosander count, Rhine salmon, data analysis and lengths and weights from the 1890's, more consultations and the RTC annual report

A Sea-trout smolt caught in the Gardo fishery nets in the Tweed estuary  on 17th June 2010. This smolt was hanked up in seaweed and so  brought in by the net.  It shows the marine dress of Sea-trout smolts,  and why a local name for them was "Orange fins".

A Christmas Bonus from the Acoustic Tagging

As a major part of The Tweed Foundation’s work in the Living North Sea programme, Sea-trout smolts have been acoustic tagged so that they can be tracked down the River to the estuary to show up any problems, and to […]

A Tweed Fisheries Biologist’s Week – Monday 5th December

Monday 5th December: RTC council meeting at Kelso in the morning where I gave a presentation on disease in Salmon, & James on the summer’s electric-fishing and crayfish surveys. Admin etc in the afternoon – went through the draft of […]

A Tweed Fisheries Biologist’s Week – Saturday 26th November

Saturday 26th November: Checked the Peebles trap in the morning (nothing) and some local 2nd hand bookshops for any interesting Tweed / fishing books for the library (nothing we haven’t got already) Sunday 27th November: Checked the trap early in […]

A Tweed Fisheries Biologist’s Week – Monday 21st November

Monday 21st November: On traps this week, so off up to Peebles and Tweedsmuir in the morning. If no more fish in a day or two  after the recent rain at the top of the river, will take it that […]

Fish Able To Pass Upstream Unhindered

Fish Able To Pass Upstream Unhindered

During the course of the year, works have been underway on the A697 near Powburn to make repairs to the Hedgeley road bridge, where it was discovered that the bridge apron was subsiding; on one occasion, this main arterial route […]

A Tweed Fisheries Biologist’s Week – Monday 14th November

Monday 14th November: Admin and data analyses most of the day, with an interlude from a Belgian visitor with whom we’ve been discussing trout trap design. He’s set up a trap on a small burn in the Ardennes to check what […]