Tweed Trout and Grayling Initiative

 

About


This Initiative is based on a consortium of local Angling Clubs, the Tweed Foundation, local communities and natural historians to create self sustaining management of the wild trout and grayling fisheries in the Tweed. It is a flagship project and an example to other national and international fisheries managers setting a framework and a beacon for community management of local fisheries at a new level. It will target the young, as well as those with an existing interest, linking to the Bridging the Borders education project (part of the Heritage Lottery funded Tweed Rivers Heritage Project) and microbusinesses connected with Fisheries.

What we Contribute

 
A proportion of all tickets sold by the club goes to support the initiative. Club members also contribute a lot of time carrying out fly surveys, tagging exercises, habitat work. You can also get involved by contacting the initiatives Biologist, Kenny Galt on  

01896 848 271 or by emailing kgalt@tweedfoundation.org.uk.

 

Fish Trap
The association runs a fish trap which is manned by volunteer members. The fish trap is in operation on one of the feeder burns in the autumn when trout and salmon are running to spawn. The members count, measure and where possible determine the sex of the fish. The information is collated and analysed by the Tweed Foundation's Biologists.

 

Fish Trap Statistics
  2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998
Trout                  
Total Mature Males 2 3 2 1 16 41 52 32 101
Total Mature Females 0 2 0 5 10 6 31 15 113
Total Immature Trout 36 279 120 199 1470 394 515 591 613
Salmon Parr                  
Total Mature Males 0 2 0 0 26 3 21 21 21
Total Immature 0 37 1 2 31 6 196 32 25
SeaTrout                  
Male 0 0 1 6 1 0 3 3 5
Female 3 Dec 1 2 1 6 2 0 16 4 6
 

 

Work Parties
Club members spend time maintaining the habitat of the area. Pictures here show how a burn mouth was cleared of flood debri. 

Below: Before

 

 

 BlockageBlockage

 Running clear.Running clear.

 

 

 

Below: After clearing work was carried out.

 

 

A bit of elbow greaseA bit of elbow grease