Stottencleugh update

Further to our previous post over the condition of the Stottencleugh Burn at Glenbuck, we have been actively catching broodstock trout that enter the burn to spawn. They have been few and far between but this evening we captured 4 pair and stripped and fertilised the eggs before placing them safely in the incubator. Iron encrusted sediments that are not conducive to egg survival. Most if not all eggs laid in these substrates will perish due to the anoxic conditions that develop in the gravels A lovely big hen trout that was stripped and her eggs placed in the incubator.…

Source: Ayshire River Trust – Stottencleugh update