Now that the Ettrick counter is up and running, we will start posting the provisional monthly totals for all three Tweed fish counters. Particularly for September, October and sometimes November, there is a lot of data processing required, so for some months we can only post the raw monthly total rather than for Salmon and Trout.
The low monthly totals on the Ettrick in 2018 compared to previous years reflect the exceptionally low water and probably the lower abundance of Spring Salmon this year. Similar results have been seen before in June 2001, but this was compensated by a large run of fish in October. We will have to wait until the end of the year to make a full assessment. What we do know is that the new fish pass is far more effective than the old one, allowing fish to migrate over a wider range of flows and it is easier much easier to find. The provisional totals can be found at this link :- Fish counter provisional totals