Smolt Trapping

Another busy day today with 2 smolt traps in action at present. That’s quite a commitment from a small organisation such as ART as the two traps are approximately 30 miles apart and each requires a daily visit from the team. Piscivorous birds have appeared in the last week at Nethermills near the harbour indicating that smolts are reaching the tidal waters. The number of smolts these birds can take from the river is quite concerning particularly at times that stocks are low. The Loch Doon trap isn’t likely to produce many smots and we are still waiting for a…

Source: Ayshire River Trust – Smolt Trapping