Bioblog

Tweed BioBlog: week beginning Monday 4th July 2016

Monday: Back down at the nets, but the dreaded “Black Water” after the recent rise in the river, when the netsmen say it’s never much good for catching. However, did get 3 Sea-trout and a Brown-trout, though had a fair […]

Tweed BioBlog: week beginning the 27th June 2016

On leave 20th – 24th June except for the 21st, when had meetings at the fisheries lab at Faskally, one on Grilse Error and the other on Exploitation Rate, both sub-groups dealing with issues to do with the new system […]

Tweed BioBlog: week beginning Monday 13th June 2016

Monday 13th June: Office work most of the day, including doing some reading and data analyses for  two working groups that I am a member of, one on Grilse Error and the other on Exploitation Rates, that are looking at how […]

Tweed BioBlog: week beginning Monday 6th June 2016

Monday 6th June: At the RTC quarterly meeting in the morning, gave a presentation on “What electric-fishing tells us” and so showed the Council the areas in the catchment, where juvenile salmon numbers are lower than is usual for the […]

Tweed BioBlog : week beginning Monday 30th May 2016

Monday to Friday: in the office every day, except Thursday when on leave. This gave time for some data analysis, in particular looking at what sort of fish size / sex ratio data could be got from fishery catch records. We get […]

Tweed BioBlog:  week beginning 23rd May 2016

Tweed BioBlog: week beginning 23rd May 2016

Monday:On leave. Tuesday: the start of this season’s netting and tagging, so assembling the equipment in the morning, then down to Paxton House for 15.15. Good conditions, but the wind blowing upriver was cold. The first shot of the season […]

Tweed BioBlog : Week beginning 16th May 2016

Monday 16th: At the Freshwater Fisheries Laboratory, Faskally, in the morning to collect a camera, then back down to the office for the rest of the day; Tuesday 17th: Office all day, heard of an angler getting 4 trout for […]

Tweed BioBlog: Week beginning Monday 9th May 2016

Tweed BioBlog: Week beginning Monday 9th May 2016

Monday 9th: at a meeting of the liaison committee between Marine Scotland Science (MSS) and the local Trust biologists dealing with fisheries reform issues, at the Freshwater Fisheries Laboratory, Pitlochry. Tuesday: on leave attending a meeting of the Atlantic Salmon Trust Honorary […]

Tweed BioBlog: week beginning the 2nd May 2016

Monday 2nd May: in the office all day, catching up on admin. Tuesday: had a “brainstorming session” out at the Skinworks Cauld on the Gala with James and Kenny, thinking out how a smolt trap could be added beside the existing […]

Tweed BioBlog 23rd April 2016

Saturday 23rd April: To the Wilton Park museum, Hawick, with Kenny to do the first event in their “Year of the Trout” – “The Hatch”. The plan was to electric-fish and show people newly hatched trout fry from the burn that […]