SALMON NETTING AT PAXTON HOUSE, August 2017
Come and watch the Salmon being netted…… and what we can learn from them
Everyone is welcome to watch the historic process of Salmon netting at Paxton, and learn more about the netting of fish on Tweed and the tagging procedure that The Tweed Foundation undertakes before releasing the Salmon and Sea-trout caught to continue their journey upstream.
STOP PRESS: The latest netting session yesterday (26th July) produced four Salmon and eight Sea-trout, which the Tweed Foundation tagged, measured, and took scale samples from before releasing back to the River. The nets also caught a Pink Salmon, a non-native species, which can be found in rivers during July/August, and reports of which should be made to us immediately.
The Foundation’s netting dates throughout the season are advertised on this website.
The Tweed Foundation uses the Paxton netting station each season for research purposes, with all Salmon being returned to the River. This work is undertaken with the kind permission of The Paxton Trust and netsman, George Purvis. The netting station no longer operates as a commercial netting enterprise but, by using the facility to help the Tweed Foundation’s knowledge of our precious Salmon, it is a way of collecting valuable data for the management of Tweed’s fish stocks as well as keeping the net and cobble netting tradition alive for future generations to see.
The Foundation will be netting at Paxton House on the following dates and start times in June:
Monday 7th Commencing 13.35 Hrs
Tuesday 8th Commencing 14.10 Hrs
Wednesday 9th Commencing 14.45 Hrs
Thursday 10th Commencing 15.20 Hrs
Sessions last around 2 – 3 hours depending on tides, water conditions and catches.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION:* Normal entry charges to Paxton House and grounds apply. * The netting can only take place if the water level is 1ft 6″ (48cms) or less on the Norham gauge. * In extremely hot weather it may not be possible to undertake this work. Please check with The Foundation at least 24 hours beforehand if you are planning to come to Paxton specifically to see the netting taking place. Office Tel: 01896 848271