Fish Counter results for September 2013 – click on this link: Fish counters 13-09 to get the figures
Gala: This was switched back on in mid-August after the industrial unit in which its computer was housed found a new tenant and electricity was restored to it. With the water being so low, very few fish ran in September.
Whiteadder: The low water conditions meant that the Summer counts will be complete counts, there being no water to let fish get over the face of the cauld. The Spring counts, however, will be incomplete. This was the first Summer for several years in which artificial freshets were released down the Whiteadder and analyses will be made to see if these stimulated fish to run or not. Summer Sea-trout numbers heading in to the upper Whiteadder for this year are comparable with those of the previous two years, despite the low flows.
(The Ettrick fish counter is out of action, as a new lay-out will have to be devised for it in the new fish pass)