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Despite the difficult river conditions this season, when the occasional freshet happened fish responded. July has been an exceptional month for fish activity, the counter at Riding Mill recorded 11,845 upstream counts for the month, which is the highest recorded count since the installation of the counter.

16,662 fish have been recorded for the year up to the end of July with an additional 348 counted in the first 36 hours of August.

The recorded count is the is composed of both salmon and sea trout, it is worth noting that July and August is traditionally the peak month for sea trout activity.

Whilst Kielder releases encouraged fish to move, the fresh water as always produces the greatest activity. River temperatures are still quite high, Bywell recorded a high of 19.67C on 04th August at midnight.

Spring tides at the end of July and in early August will have brought fish into the estuary, hopefully the good run of fish will continue.

The EA are very interested in scale samples from any migratory fish caught, particularly scales from sea trout of 7lbs plus as these will indicate the frequency of multi – spawning fish.

Please send scales to: Environment Agency, Freepost NAT 11924, Tyneside House, Newcastle Business Park, NE4 5BR   


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