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Fintastic Tales – the story of the Atlantic salmon

The Board and Trust hosted an open day for visitors on Wednesday the 3rd of April.  The Fintastic Tales event, which was part of the D&G Wild Spring Festival, consisted of a visit to the hatchery to learn about the amazing lifecycle of the Atlantic salmon, to see salmon and sea trout fry being produced and to find out about the many aspects of the fishery management work which is conducted throughout the catchment.  The visitors were then taken to a tributary of the River Cairn where they could see areas that have been habitat enhanced. A practical demonstration of electrofishing was conducted and the resultant fish were identified, including two sea trout smolts, juvenille salmon and trout and a few stone loaches.  Further kick samples were conducted to capture invertebrates which indicated high water quality.  The day was well attended with over 24 people turning up and even through it was a cold day, the sun was shining and it was enjoyed by all.

A second open day is being run on Wednesday 10th April.  If you would like to attend please contact the Nith Catchment Fishery Trust on 01387 740 043 or for more details and to book a place.

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