Catrine Smolt Trap on the river Ayr

Smolt trapping to assess the effectiveness of migration at the Catrine Dam Hydro system well underway, so far there not been many fish in the trap. This new and until recently untested trap is not a conventional design and getting smolts into the trap has been easier than removing them from it. There’s a design flaw with the intake baffle that prevents removal as the smolts hide behind the baffle to escape the turbulence. Other than the baffle, I expect the trap will perform well and eventually should provide a very useful too to assess smolt output. The intake baffle that…

Source: Ayshire River Trust – Catrine Smolt Trap on the river Ayr