I fished in the mid to late 80s, There were more seatrout about but very few salmon, So if its only the seatrout that are declining why all the screams for CCR when there is still a viable net fishery off our coastline, a net fishery I would not like to see closed, migratory fish are a harvestable resource. Not an anglers folly.So if i told you there were more salmon in the tees in the 80s would you not believe that as well?
The point i am trying to make is that imo there were better runs of fish all over the north east rivers then, than
there is now, how people can comment on what the rivers were like then, compared to now, when they never fished them,
beats me, you were not there you dont no! so if its not on your graphs and charts, all of us old timers are full of shite and telling lies.