Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Salmon Fishing Scotland Hydro Disturbance September 2008.

Salmon Fishing Scotland Hydro Disturbance September 2008.

This is a reading for the last few days on the Tummel at Pitlochry, Perthshire, Scotland.It demonstrates the activity at the Hydro dam in Pitlochry. They are cutting the river level then letting water away resulting in extremely difficult fishing conditions for the whole river below. In the middle Tay the rise arrives at about 8 in the morning and on the lower Tay it arrives at 11am resulting in curtailing sport for most of the rest of the day. For example to-day (02/09/2008) a number of fresh fish were seen up until 11am and thereafter not a fish was to be seen and the catches dried up.
The Tay is being penalized by this activity and i am sure if this was not happening the catches would increase dramatically.
If any one can help us on this situation please feel free to write to our local councillors and MP's.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

No electricity would be worse than no salmon, I think.

Harv.

Anonymous said...

The electricity companies must be making money hand over fist at the moment, it's high time they contributed to the river Tay as a whole.

Anonymous said...

Good on you Bob, about time someone said and did something about this.

Anonymous said...

I wonder what it is about the release of water that puts the fish of the take, is it just that it unsettles them?
Any thoughts about this Bob

James Mckay said...

Well done for pointing this out. We all appreciate hydro is zero carbon emmision but its damage to the river ecology, geology,smolt migration as well as ruining the fishing should be highlighted. And as for all these promises that hydro would bring us cheap electricity - how many folk are getting cheap power because there is a dam 25 miles up the road?

Fraser said...

This has been goin on for years bob, there were a few complaints, but no one realy bothered 'cause there were fish in the river and they were getting caught. Strikes me as looking for excuses for an empty river.

Anonymous said...

Didnt seem to bother Taymount the day

Robert White said...

The water did not rise on Wednesday hense the good day on Taymount.

Anonymous said...

What does hense mean?

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