Thanks, the figure of 86 is more in line with last years count. I thought it especially odd given the low temperatures at the time.This winter's fish counts are interesting, especially the one in January for the Hodder. On the afternoon of the 15th when the data was being analysed a large shoal of 193 fish were counted up and through. We can only think these were probably a large shoal of grayling moving up river. Until later in the year when the data is analysed more closely only then will we know the actual length of these fish helping to determine what species.
The only other way of identifying is by the use of an underwater video camera and this is far too expensive. When we subtract this 193 from the month's total of 279 fish counted up we are left with a more realistic figure of 86. These fish are probably late salmon running from last autumn and which the Hodder is well known to have