Once revered as one of Scotlands premier Atlantic Salmon rivers, the river Deveron over recent years is fast becoming a renowned trout fishing river in the north east of Scotland. Many anglers visit the Deveron for both salmon and trout fishing and many trophy brown trout are caught annually.
Each year the team at The Deveron, Bogie and Isla Rivers Charitable Trust carry out a trout monitoring project. This involves electro fishing the upper catchment for a sample of large brown trout, where they record their size, weight, and take scale samples to age the fish.
The team are now tagging a proportion of the Deveron Trout to monitor their movements and recaptures throughout the river system. The tags are small plastic yellow cylinders with ‘Deveron’ and trust contact details printed on them along with a unique fish ID number. The Floy tags are inserted into the back of the fish by the dorsal fin.
The team would be delighted to hear from ANY anglers who capture a Floy tagged trout next season in order to build up more information on their life history, distribution, age and growth rates and their contribution to the sport fishery.
Anglers that report a tagged fish will qualify for a reward. Please don’t remove the tags from the fish.
The Deveron Trust team would like anglers to record where possible:
1: Number of the Floy tag
2: Date and Location of capture
3: Length and weight of the trout
4: A sample of the scales
For all reported trout and if you would like to hear any more information about the Deveron Trout monitoring project contact the Trust Offices at : firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website at: http://deveron.org