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    Default Re: Salmon numbers at crisis point

    Addicted to the thrill I get.
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    Electro fishing survey of parr in top NE scotland over last few years show quite healthy levels of parr. It's the sea that's the problem. C&R I don't see as an issue to stock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sofasurfer View Post
    "A better question would be" . . . .

    that's a politicians way of avoiding the question, pose another question :-)

    I have the opportunity to fish for salmon and sea trout but I choose not to on principle. I'm curious how salmon anglers justify their fishing, to themselves more than other people.
    Not a politicians answer at all, because I answered before that point.

    Sea trout are brown trout.

    I justify it easily by returning all my fish pretty much. Unlike commercials, who basically kill everything in their nets, even if they are not taking them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by codyarrow View Post
    Electro fishing survey of parr in top NE scotland over last few years show quite healthy levels of parr. It's the sea that's the problem. C&R I don't see as an issue to stock.
    So the smolts are dying at sea, few come back, and those that do are hit on the head by anglers!!
    Now thats an issue.
    regards
    Bert

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    Quote Originally Posted by aenoon View Post
    So the smolts are dying at sea, few come back, and those that do are hit on the head by anglers!!
    Now thats an issue.
    regards
    Bert
    I don't know about Scotland but in England and Wales the majority of returning salmon are not hit on the head!
    “There is no more lovely country than Monmouthshire in early spring. Nowhere do the larks sing quite so passionately, as if somehow inspired by the Welsh themselves. There is a blackbird on every thorn and a cock chaffinch, a twink as they call him there, on every bush...... It moved me profoundly. I had been spared to see another spring, and I thank God for it.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by aenoon View Post
    So the smolts are dying at sea, few come back, and those that do are hit on the head by anglers!!
    Now thats an issue.
    regards
    Bert
    I was under the assumption C&R involved putting them back alive. Maybe I have not written well or you have not read well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by codyarrow View Post
    I was under the assumption C&R involved putting them back alive. Maybe I have not written well or you have not read well?
    Nope, I read it as written, and agree C&R should not be an issue.
    My point was about people trying to justify the killing of returning salmon, for whatever reason, whilst laying the blame for their demise at other doors.
    regards
    bert

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