Spey hatchery manager Jimmy Woods and the bailiffs, ably assisted by a squad of volunteers were out catching up broodstock on the Avon today. Single sweeps in two pools provided the limited number of broodstock required. The catch included cock fish up to 20lb in weight and one lovely brown trout of about 4lb. All in all it was a very efficient operation yiedling lots of fish with minimum effort.
Have a look at this video on Youtube showing the first sweep of the day. I took further videos of todays activities which I’ll add in due course.