Author Archives: Mr. Pietri

Stronsay pupils release fry in the Meikle Water

The sun was out and the Meikle Water was flat as a mill pond when the day had come to release the trout alevins hatched in the school shed between February and April. Jamie was in charge of “Troot in … Continue reading

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KGS Kirbister Loch OTFA/AFYD angling trips and competition

There were non-competition trips on the previous 2 days. Despite the difficult, very sunny, light wind conditions, some good fish were caught, including a 17 oz brown trout and a couple of sea trout weighing 9oz and 23oz. On the … Continue reading

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The Sanday School release their trout!

As explained in previous posts, the Sanday mini-hatchery was, this year, subjected to the vagaries of the Orcadian winter and boy, wasn’t it an interesting one… By early-March the floating basket containing the ova became encased in 6in. of ice … Continue reading

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The Sanday mini-hatchery

Here’s a short video filmed by the pupils showing a typical routine check of our mini brown trout hatchery: water temperature reading, removal of dead ova, solar pump check, water level, etc… The mini hatchery is located outside and submitted … Continue reading

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The Stronsay ova are hatching!

Johnny and Jamie noticed today (22/02) that there seemed to be less and less ova visible on the mesh tray in the tank… We discovered why just before dinner when we realised that they had all pretty much hatched and … Continue reading

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Trout ova video (Stronsay School)

This is a short video of the mini-hatchery set-up at the Stronsay School:

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“Troot in the Shed 2018” at the Stronsay School.

I’m glad to say that our mini-hatchery project is back at the Stronsay School for the 7th year! For this session, most of the supervision and maintenance of the ova will be covered by Jamie and Johnny; they also attend … Continue reading

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