Back to normal catches today with about 750 salmon. The Avon was up this morning at 32cm on the gauge but I note from the SEPA website that it didn’t really rise until 4/5am; maybe it is too early to conclude that the smolt run has peaked? There was also a bit of peat stain in the water this morning, a situation that had worsened by the evening.
We have caught over 13000 salmon in the trap so far, the vast majority smolts or presmolts. Talking about presmolts there were quite a lot of yellow fin salmon smolts today, some of these still had the rounder body shape of parr rather than the leaner and pointier look of a smolt.