Earlier today we completed our 30th site for the National Electrofishing Programme (NEPS), all that remains is for the site information to be uploaded to the database now. The final site was on the Glazert Burn, a feeder burn of the Annick Water. A single trout was all we managed from what is a really degraded habitat.  There were the obligatory minnows of course but one trout from a large site like this is really rather disappointing but not unsurprising.

The bed of the river is thick with silt masking all the substrates. There is little habitat for fish here and the little bit of cover comes from some aquatic vegetation in the centre of the watercourse.

 

A cracking brownie who was taking advantage of the lonely bit of cover in the burn. Obviously well fed but there is little competition in this water.

 

 

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