Redd count walk over with Alford Angling Association

On Friday 20th November fisheries officers Martin Webster/Stephen Murphy met up with the Alford Angling Association Members who were interested in finding out all about the Redd counting (spawning) that goes on at this time of the year.

redd is where a fish has turned onto its side and used its tail to clear a spot in the gravel bottom to spawn. They are usually round or oval in shape and lighter in colour than the surrounding bottom

Leochel Burn

Martin introducing the members into what they need to look for when looking for redds.

Martin pointing out a salmon redd

There’s a salmon redd which is visible right ahead of martin.

Martin point out another redd

At this time of the year the fish are very easy prey for the otters as below pictures are testament to.