Comments: Atlantic Salmon
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Dave Texeira, Melkridge
Hi, i'm no fisherman but i take my dogs along the river Tyne daily between Melkridge and Haltwhistle. On Sunday 22nd Dec i noticed a couple of dead salmon along the riverbank, yesterday there were a good few more, then today there were MANY more, including rotten ones and one must have died today. I didn't count them but i could do later or tomorrow (counting salmon on xmas day, instead of eating it). I'm not exaggerating when i say these ar between 60cm and at least 70 cm long, i could take measurements and weights if you like LOCATION: 54.9666,-2.4142 DATE: Wed, 24 Dec 2008 14:37:32 UTC
I saw what I believe to be a salmon this morning (Tue 18 Nov), dead and half-eaten, way up within a couple of miles of the source of the South Tyne (OS Grid Ref NY758394). It was about 2 foot long. I guess it has been up to spawn, and if that's the case, it's fought its way up an amazing gorge section past the village of Garrigill. I took a couple of pictures, but can't find a way of sending them to you. LOCATION: 54.7481,-2.2632 DATE: Tue, 18 Nov 2008 14:24:19 GMT
Friend caught a baby Atlantic Salmon last October (2007) on the Salmon River, NyIt was the first wild Atlantic Salmon I have ever seen in the wild. LOCATION: 43.8345,-77.4316 DATE: Mon, 14 Jul 2008 19:10:08 GMT
Spring salmon are in the Welsh Dee up near Llangollen more than 40 miles from sea . First time in many years that we have seen any on our beat.It is likely that they are up in the North T yne already ,above Wark, They rest in a pool that a dog otter likes to play in but he rarely hunts them ! That was the case last May bank holiday 2007 LOCATION: 53.75,-0.50 DATE: Tue, 20 May 2008 16:15:32 GMT
Please accept this as constructive criticism as I think your project is great, and will help people unerstand the impact changes in our environment have on the wild species that are a part of it. However - I followed your interactive map showing where salmon are likely to be at any point in the year. In Dec you show the fish climbing over a mountain from that Tyne catchment basin to Lake Ullswater which is in the River Eden catchment area. I know that salmon can manage to climb seemingly insurmountable obstacles in their journey to reproduce but surely this is a hill to far! I am based in Manchester and look forward to seeing Salmon leaping at weirs on the River Mersey again this year in October and November. WOtM team: Apologies, our maps are fairly general. However, we hope it's possible to get the sense that they migrate up river to the tributaries of the River Tyne, where they spawn
Simon Artley, Stockport
Salmon Fish farming and sea lice has seriously compromised west coast of Scotland salmon rivers ,but Scottish executive are in denial.Emma they feed off seas of Greenland on prawns, squid herring and have incredible growth rates .When Danish found these areas populations returning to Britain crashed ,Wye has never really recovered .It fish were famously largeThe best rivers are in Russia's Kola peninsula, Norway .Ireland has seen major declines recently.Unfortunately forestry practices, water acidification and goosanders have all inhibited regenerationof salmon in the headwaters where they Spawn . The Tweed foundation is a good example of how toconserve salmon.The Environment agency is still ..er somewhat lacking .! LOCATION: 53.500000,-2.216700 DATE: Wed, 30 Apr 2008 11:48:09 UTC
simon Artley Stockport
Caught a 7 lb Spring salmon which I put back from River Tweed 8th APRIL,major UK SALMON river.I fish at Carham downstream of Kelso.each year in April.Often also see Ospreys, sand martins.Fish was probably in the sea on the Sunday 30 miles or so away as it still had sea lice which drop off after a day or two. Tweed is a good spring river and conservation measures by anglers mean most are returned,but fish willnot spawn till November Of course they do not feed either.! How do they do it!Often in Spring they rest in the pools but this year they kept moving.The fish we see jumping at this time are spawned kelts. The only sign we seeof the springers is the occasional show like a PorpoiseA few salmon have also entered the Welsh Dee which is rare. Disease and High Seas and estuary netting massively reduced spring salmon numbers in the 1970's on this and other rivers( Lune, Eden, Torridge and Wye) and they have barely recovered. Tyne is now Englands primary salmon river Anglers in England/Wales cannot kill any salmon before June. A few years ago I encountered Spring salmon ,otter red squirrel and peregrine ,Dipper and kingfisher on a stretch of the NorthTyne on one day. But goosanders and cormorants ARE a threat to immature salmon and not popular! LOCATION: 52.9147,-3.0336 DATE: Wed, 30 Apr 2008 11:32:02 UTC
My wife Kate and I live in the Beautiful Roe Valley, in the Northern part of Ireland. The River Roe is a Salmon River. The amazing migratory stuggle of these fish, is indeed an inspiration to all humans who take note...Oh, and they are working with the natural ecosystems; where humans often seem to be struggling against them. LOCATION: 55.0343,-6.9324 DATE: Wed, 16 Apr 2008 21:08:18 UTC
Where do the salmon migrate to and from? I hear there are salmon in the wye and usk. Have they done the long migration. Where can I get more free info about the migration of salmon that come to UK? I would like to see detailed maps and understand their journey and nature better. Thank you for your programme LOCATION: 50.866699,-2.166700 DATE: Sat, 29 Mar 2008 18:18:18 GMT Atlantic salmon undergo their greatest feeding and growth in salt water and return to spawn in native freshwater streams. This means they feed out in the seas that surround the British Isles; the Atlantic and the North Sea. When they are ready to spawn they migrate up rivers like the Tyne, the Wye and the Usk - this should be happening over the next few months. Our partners CEFAS and the Wye and Usk Foundation should have more information.
Is it considered that coastal trawling or fishing has an impact on salmon numbers? Are salmon in the Tyne or Tweed being infected with sea lice more than would have been the case before the era of salmon farming? LOCATION: 52.3555,-2.3676 DATE: Thu, 13 Mar 2008 23:04:57 UTC WOtM team: we'll be reporting on the salmon in a couple of weeks and I'm sure these issues will be considered
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