The Tweed Foundation is tagging fish at the bottom of the river to find out how many get caught by anglers on their way upstream. Some of these fish also have acoustic tags in them, so that the fish can be tracked. The tags are situated below the dorsal fin and are YELLOW or BLUE and have a number printed on them.
There is an angler reward of £7 for reporting the following information:-
The YELLOW tags are on Salmon tagged during June. These fish have acoustic tags in them. The preferable option for a yellow tagged capture would be for it to go back into the water, unharmed. However, if it is killed, in addition to providing The Tweed Foundation with the information from the tag, please could you also save and return the acoustic tag in the fish’s gut.
The BLUE tags are on Salmon tagged from July onwards and are also on Sea-trout
These fish can be killed or released, as appropriate.
If you can, please also take a scale sample from any fish that is killed.
This is particularly valuable as The Foundation will have taken a scale sample from the fish when it was tagged and comparison of the amount of scale erosion between
the two samples gives an indication of how much time it has spent in the River.
*The Tag number
*Date of capture
*Place of capture
FROM ANY TAGGED FISH CAUGHT
[Don’t forget: If you would like to claim the reward, please also provide your name & address]
THE TWEED FOUNDATION OFFICE – Tel: 01896 848271
OR EMAIL / TEXT THE BIOLOGIST: – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Text: 07884 230036
OR TELL THE LOCAL RTC WATER BAILIFF
Even if you forget the tag number, please report that you have caught a tagged fish!