Category Archives: Alevins

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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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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Release of the North Walls alevins!

A big thank you to Jim Erskine from whom I received this very detailed report this afternoon and to Sarah for emailing me the photos: “Thursday 24th March was the chosen release day for the North Walls troot. Unfortunately the weather … Continue reading

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Fry release in Stromness

Here are the latest photos I received from Mr Cowan from Stromness Primary. The fry release went well in the Mill Burn and his pupils are still busy working on “troot” related work! A big thank you to Malcolm Thomson … Continue reading

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First alevins hatched at Stromness Primary and Stronsay Junior High

When I heard from Mr Cowan in Stromness Primary, that the first brown trout alevins had hatched over the week-end, I was worried that the building must have been too warm as the ova shouldn’t really hatch before a good … Continue reading

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Fry release on Hoy

I received this report from Jim Erskine a couple of weeks ago regarding the fry release by the North Walls school on Hoy: “For the first time, we enjoyed a calm, warm and sunny day for the fry release in … Continue reading

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Fry released into the Meikle Water, Stronsay.

On Wednesday 18th March, it was Stronsay pupils’ turn to set their fry free into the Meikle Water. Earlier on, a thick blanket of fog was rolling over the islands but it was gone by mid-morning and just like last … Continue reading

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