Category Archives: General info

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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Ova deliveries completed to five Orkney schools

Five Orkney schools are taking part in the “Troot in the Shed” programme this year: Stromness Primary Orphir Primary (involved this year for the first time) North Walls Primary on Hoy Sanday Junior High Stronsay Junior High Malcolm Thomson delivered … Continue reading

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Lifecycle of the Orkney brown trout (by Ieuan, Jack & Thomas)

Ieuan, Jack and Thomas produced this interesting presentation on the lifecycle of the Orkney brown trout during their AFYD (Angling For Youth Development) lesson at the Stronsay School. They are also in charge, along with James, of the mini hatchery … Continue reading

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Introducing fish, fry or ova…

As our 5th edition of “Troot in the Shed” is about to start in the next couple of weeks, it was the perfect time to fill in all those forms to apply for the future release of our fry. Releasing … Continue reading

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“Troot in the Shed 2014” on Dreamstore Academy website  

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68 day-old brown trout fry

As promised last month, here’s a new video of the same small brown trout 4 weeks later. Their yolk sacs are completely reabsorbed now and they have started feeding actively.

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Brown trout alevins

This short video features 38 day-old alevins kept at an average temperature of about 7˚C. I’ll post another video once the yolk sac has been completely reabsorbed.

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