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Redd Counting 2012

It is that time of the year when John Aplin and his team walk the length of the River Frome & River Piddle looking for salmon & sea trout redds. When one is spotted they geocode the spot using a gps and this data is used as a basis for the design and location of future enhancement projects and also a good indicator on how successful previous projects have been. So far the numbers of redds spotted along the River Frome is very encouraging, especially above Loud’s Mill fish pass.

Here a couple of short videos show salmon & sea trout on their redds…