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    Default Scarcity of Salmon on Irish West Coast

    Its so bad even poachers are complaining its not worth their while

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    Just the west coast? A few dozen peal turned up on my local river and there was almost a stampede to get to the bank ... so sad, such an indictment

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    Not just Ireland, uk west coast with the odd exception has been pretty grim, and no drought to blame.

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    SW England very poor too.

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    Rivers on the east coast of Ireland are devoid of fish also.
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    "The solution is easy...

    Just get rid of the drift nets,

    get rid of the other nets,

    stop killing fish

    implement CCR everywhere

    and we'll all be rolling in fish..."


    (c) SCS 1999



    :wait:



    In future years, folk will wonder who ever gave a fig about our drains, sorry rivers and their water quality...
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    Quote Originally Posted by seeking View Post
    "The solution is easy...

    Just get rid of the drift nets,

    get rid of the other nets,

    stop killing fish

    implement CCR everywhere

    and we'll all be rolling in fish..."


    (c) SCS 1999



    :wait:



    In future years, folk will wonder who ever gave a fig about our drains, sorry rivers and their water quality...
    What ever happened to “record” runs of salmon, endless graphs and anyone claiming salmon were in decline being labeled a “doom and gloomer”?

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    I offer a different observation, the Chalkstreams in the south have some fish, they just do not have any water, and the temperature is just too high. If the forecast heavy rain happens, it might well see some fish getting caught, always assuming the water temperature drops below the cut off point!!!!
    peter

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    Well, most of our Scottish East Coast rivers got a good lift yesterday with more heavy rain forecast tomorrow. We'll have to wait and see what comes on the back of it. The grilse run so far has been a bit poor, way down on last year, especially the Dee.

    If they are going to come, now will be the time. (Fingers crossed)
    ..........so many flies, so little time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pete View Post
    What ever happened to “record” runs of salmon, endless graphs and anyone claiming salmon were in decline being labeled a “doom and gloomer”?
    https://scontent.flhr2-2.fna.fbcdn.n...6f&oe=5DA1142B

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