Smolts in the lade at Catrine 2020

I filmed a large number of smolts in the lade at Catrine on Sunday 3rd May. Typically we are bang in the middle of the salmon smolt migration period and also typically, we are short of water as there’s only been 18mm of rain in the middle of the Ayr catchment since the 18th March. Non stop smolts were passing the camera wherever I dropped it. A new bywash was built in March and April just in time for the smolt run and we are hopeful that by careful control of the intake and flow through the lade, that the…

Source: Ayshire River Trust – Smolts in the lade at Catrine 2020