That's interesting is counter fully working again is each fish looked at on the screen to verify that it's a salmon also. Seen a post saying this years return is the stock from the year storm frank hit hope it's not done to much dammage
Thanks for the updates Innes. Ive been watching salmon going up the ladder for nigh on 45yrs, my uncle was the statoinmaster at Blair Atholl many moons ago. As a kid I used to get the train down from BA to Pitlochry for free, the guards made sure I got off!. I still visit Pitlochry numerous times a year and spend hours at the dam usually pointing out salmon to tourists. I can honestly say its the only thing I am genuinely missing during lockdown!
The pools below the dam will probably have a fair few fish in them, as much as I’m dying to get out fishing, it’s nice to see the rivers getting a wee rest, surely that can only be good.
If wee Nicola is good to us,I have a trip already booked shortly so fingers crossed.
T & S suggests that there were good well-conditioned fish caught in the loch in the early season. I am not surprised. There was a lot of rain in March and some of the fish would have had the chance to reach the loch very quickly. And without early season anglers, perhaps more of the kelts made it safely back to sea without being stressed. As I grow older, I become more and more convinced that we should leave the fish alone until this time of year at least. Controversial, I know, but that's how I feel.