First Salmon Fry found on Culter Catchment for 250 Years

Following the recent high water the River Office staff had their first opportunity to do some electrofishing on the Culter catchment. They returned from the Gormack Burn, very excited, with news that they had found the first salmon fry to have swam in the catchment for around 250 years. The team made three sweeps of a 100m sq section of the Gormack Burn and found 22 salmon fry approximately 13km above the fish pass installed in October 2014. The first salmon ascended the pass on 3 October 2014 and we will be keeping a close eye on how the fish are repopulating the area.P1000313 P1000305 P1000306

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Posted on July 28, 2015, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on First Salmon Fry found on Culter Catchment for 250 Years.

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