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    Default Fry in floods?

    As far as I know, fry will be starting to swim up now. In fact, given the warm conditions up to the end of March, they could already have done so perhaps? So, what happens to these little guys, and any still left in the gravel for that matter, when we have these big gravel-churning spates at this time of year - do they just get washed downstream or is there a chance that a whole year class of fry are wiped out?

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    Default Re: Fry in floods?

    Quote Originally Posted by treetrouter View Post
    do they just get washed downstream or is there a chance that a whole year class of fry are wiped out?
    Unlikely they all get wiped out, is always a calm eddy or slack water to protect the wee fellas.
    Big gravel churning flood is a bigger problem just after eggs are spawned though.
    Then they do get washed out to heck and back.
    On the whole this has probably been a cracking hatch/survival rate year.
    regards
    bert

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