Saturday was a strangely quiet day in the smolt trap with only 150 salmon trapped. However, it rained a fair bit on Friday night and the river rose during Saturday, peaking at 35cm on the SEPA gauge. Consequently Sunday was a lot busier with our best catch to date recorded – 1070 salmon plus a few trout.
Today the river had dropped to 22cm but we still had a good catch consisting of 730 salmon and about 44 trout. As part of our mark and recapture trials 200 salmon were marked and released back upstream today. This afternoon was, by a couple of degrees, our warmest day of the year and there may be a rising river tomorrow due to snow melt.
Over 6200 salmon caught in the trap so far.