Last week we payed a second visit to some of the pupils at Doonfoot Primary School. With the River Doon raging an in river electrofishing demonstration unfortunately was not a possibility. Rather than let the pupils miss out on getting to see fish up close we managed to find a few trout and salmon from a local burn that we took into the classroom.
There were talks around the biology and ecology of trout and salmon before we had a closer inspection of what trout and salmon look like which was followed by some macro invertebrate identification. We closed out the afternoon with some casting tuition in the gym hall.
It’s fantastic to see the enthusiasm there is for rivers, fish and natural history.