Fish Movement Summary 2015 – Andy Croft
The number of salmon counted during 2015 shows a slight improvement against the number recorded in 2014 which was the lowest count since the counter became operational in 1992. The salmon count to the end of November 2015 is 3474 compared to 3469 ‘til the end of December in 2014. Unfortunately, the counter has been out of operation since the flood that occurred during the 5th and 6th December 2015, as during the flood the Logie fish counter had been submerged underwater.
A similar run pattern has been observed compared to that of recent years in that the grilse component of the stock during the later months was extremely poor. It has been encouraging to hear that there were a number of multi sea winter salmon caught on the Lune between Halton and Kirkby Lonsdale during the month of May.
Halton Hydro scheme became operational in 2015 and we are still awaiting their counter figures to add to the current data, and we expect there will be several hundred salmon recorded here, to be added to the total quoted below.
Salmon Count 2011-2015
Sea trout numbers remain relatively good and increasing over recent years. The count to the end of November is 10005. This number will further increase when the count from Halton Hydro scheme is added. The large December flood, will no doubt, have had a major impact on sea trout that would have already spawned, due to gravel movement and redd washout.
Sea Trout Count 2011-2015