Sponsor of the fastest smolt travelling to the Tweed estuary during the
2019 salmon smolt study receives his prize.
Robert Campbell’s Salmon smolt sponsorship worked out well this Spring – for both him and the smolt! Smolt Tag No. 39 travelled from the Gala Water to the Tweed estuary at Berwick-upon-Tweed in just over a day on 5/6 April 2019. Sponsors have been able to follow the trials and tribulations of their smolts via a weekly blog specially produced for them by the Tweed Foundation.
Biologist, James Hunt, who is running the smolt tagging work, met Robert during his Tillmouth fishing trip last week to hand over his prize for Fastest Smolt out of the Tweed 2019: a bottle of Tweed Dram whisky – now a collector’s item!
The Tweed Foundation’s pilot acoustic tagging study of Salmon smolts concluded at the end of June. This Spring’s pilot study has shown the work is feasible and the Tweed Foundation is now planning a much larger tagging study for the next two to three years, which will provide us with better information on smolt movement through the system and provide valuable data on which to base future management decisions.
The full report on the 2019 smolt tagging can be viewed here.
The opportunity to support this important study by sponsoring a tag
in the 2020 smolt run will be offered later in the year.