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River Frome & River Piddle Redd Counts 2011/12

Salmonid spawning takes place in the late autumn and winter. Migratory salmonids such as salmon and sea trout migrate upstream to spawn in their favoured locations in rivers and streams, and bury their eggs in depressions in the gravel created by kicking the gravel up with their tails. These areas are called redds and are fairly easy to spot when river conditions allow.

Redd counting has been taking place on the Wessex rivers for many years and has proved to be a very useful fishery management tool for both River Keepers/riparian owners and regulatory bodies. Casterbridge Fisheries have been redd counting for many years now and has developed a consistent and reliable programme for collecting this valuable data in line with those employed by the Environment Agency on the other Wessex rivers.

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