Slowing things down at Catrine

Here’s a link to a video clip shot in slow motion at Catrine last night of smolts rising in the lade. While this is an appreciation of the agility and athleticism of smolts (juvenile salmon) the video highlights one of the main problems facing smolt emigration from the River Ayr when they become drawn into an artificial lade.  https://www.facebook.com/AyrshireRiversTrust/videos/665424850554356/ The smolt’s progress towards the sea appears to be delayed and their life survival strategy of shoaling is fragmented as they leave the lade in dribs and drabs. The delays result in the smolts becoming susceptible to disease as water temperatures…

Source: Ayshire River Trust – Slowing things down at Catrine