The wanderings of straying salmon could be the key to a hatchery program helping restore UK stocks, argues Mike Handyside in a very interesting article in this months Trout and Salmon.
Well worth a read.
If you speak to lads who farms above and where the dam is now they say they where running over salmon in there tractors crossing burns to feed stock just before the hatchery was built.. maybe sea trout, the tyne was a prolific trout river before the dam changed the ph, colour and temps in the north tyne.
I know peter grey says they could not find the brood stock for the hatchery so sourced it..
was a great read and agree with it!
Does any one fish the Mersey for salmon on the forum ?