Category Archives: Trout life cycle

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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“Troot in the Shed 2014” on Dreamstore Academy website

http://www.dreamstore.org/update/2014/04/troot-news-from-the-very-north/  

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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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North Walls School alevins released in the Ore Burn

I’m delighted to publish this report which Cameron Stout, the Class 2 teacher at North Walls emailed me. It was written by his pupils for the April issue of The Blether, “the newsletter of the community of Hoy and Walls” … Continue reading

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Stronsay pupils release their fry into the Meikle Water

Spring was in the air on March 28th when the time had come to release the alevins hatched at the Stronsay School. The island was bathed in sunshine and the surface of the Meikle Water was hardly broken by a … Continue reading

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St.Andrews fry released in the Burn of Quoykea

On Tuesday 19th March, the time came to let the small trout go into the Burn of Quoykea, situated within walking distance of the school. Led by Mr. McIntosh, their teacher and Sandy Kerr from the Orkney Trout Fishing Association, … Continue reading

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