Category Archives: Alevins

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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Fry release on Sanday

With the Easter holidays approaching  fast, it was decided to release our fry, even though our young trout would probably have done with an extra week, protected from predators  in the tank…  After a quick chat with Mr and Mrs … Continue reading

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Hatching alevin video

Here’s a 4mn video montage, shot at the Sanday School, of an alevin which decided to hatch under the microscope as we were checking the embryo:

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