Kyle Young – Stocking works, but is detrimental. The green numbers relate to the time frame on the you tube clip where Kyle refers to the particular point. No doubt that, if carried out in the right way, stocking works! 10.45 No doubt that if carried out in the wrong way, it doesn’t work! 15.59, 16.40 Both in the wild and in hatchery - 10% of spawners = 90% of the adults. Just as 10% of the anglers catch 90% of the fish! Suggesting only one in every ten wild fish picks the co
Fluctuations and not Cycles. Massive Decline in salmon Runs across Scotland in 2018! When did it [the decline] begin? OK, I've heard so much about salmon runs being cyclic, and that its all happened before, and those promoting this suggesting we "ride the storm" and wait for it all to come better again. Some things to understand. Yes, for sure there are fluctuations in runs of salmon, this has happened since at least the last ice age, possibly beyond and is controlled by many
What, After Catch and Release? A recent e mail sent to me by an American client in reply to a film I posted in a recent blog - https://vimeo.com/242391861 Really got me thinking – My god, where are we with regard salmon stocks and salmon fishing! Although he was relating to Steelhead, their numbers had declined to such an extent that, as a trial for that season, wait for it,,,,, Anglers were encouraged to break the whole hook off and fish with just the fly, with no hook at al
The middle week of March is often “Ghillies Week” on Tulchan, so the week is given by the estate to the Ghillies to invite their friends for a cast on those fantastic beats. Although the first main run of fish seldom appears here on the Spey until nearer the end of March, there are always a few fish running the river at this time. Interestingly, when I began ghilliying in 1985, many of those early fish would run the river and be caught on the middle and upper Beats, however,
A recent comment left on one of my film clips on You Tube interested me greatly as to what exactly it is people are looking for when visiting the Spey and other Salmon Rivers. In relation to the River Spey they wrote - "Overpriced and over-rated river like the Tweed, that sucks your money dry"! I found myself thinking, Is the Spey over-priced and over-rated? Well, I'd say that it really depends on your own personal expectations. Personally speaking, some of the best days fish
I saw this film and thought it had some very good points.
Orri Vigfússon - Government and scientists refuse to believe, by killing too many fish over a period of time, obviously, “we” (man) are a major part of the problem. The period between the 1950s - 1990s saw a massive change in how we managed predators of salmon (including man) here in the UK. Not so much Iceland.
Arni Baldursson - Mentions a river In the south west of Iceland, which, due to the presence of a large i