Meig smolt trapping

Meig Smolt Trapping

This year in addition to our long term smolt tagging project on the River Bran, we are running a smolt tagging project on the River Meig.  To do this a Rotary Screw Trap has been installed upstream of Loch Meig.  Loch Achonachie Angling Association kindly let us use one of their boats, so that we could assemble the trap at a safe launching point and then tow it upstream to a trapping location in the River Meig.























Scottish and Southern Energy have supplied enough electronic PIT tags for us to tag 1,000 smolts this spring.  This will allow a direct comparison of the success of smolts heading down the Meig with the neighbouring River Bran.  As the smolts pass through Meig dam an automatic decoder will record the individual tag number of each fish and will also do this again when they return as adults.












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