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Tweed Foundation – Biology Work August 2016

Summarising some of the work that The Tweed Foundation has undertaken over the preceding month……. Management Plan: Quantitative and timed electro-fishing (Teviot & Till) (R Campbell, J Hunt, K Galt); Fry Index survey, Ettrick ( R Campbell, K Ga;t); Salmon […]

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 Spring Salmon Catch Continues to Improve

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 […]

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 […]