We had an afternoon of sampling at Catrine after we stepped in and electrofished those we could from the lade. Currently many smolts are stranded with nowhere to go until modifications to the intake to the smolt trap are completed and proven successful. Our thinking behind this was that it’s best to get some smolts back in the river rather than leave them any longer in the lade.
The trap was again modified today and we left as the voes were refilling with rekindled enthusiasm for the morning. There are still smolts that need rescued but we will be working that out tomorrow.
These photos don’t really do the fish justice but I’ve added a few for all to see. We captured some really lovely smolts from 102mm to 180mm today. All of them stunning. There was one nice trout too, which we released along with bucketfulls of smolts back to the river.