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Wylam The Salmon

Discussion in 'North East Fresh Water Fishing' started by bucko, May 20, 2008.

  1. bucko

    bucko Guest

    Is a tagged salmon, named after the town on the Tyne.
    It was featured on Radio 4 today.
    Barry Bendall, a scientist from the CEFAS has tagged a salmon (which they have named Wylam after the town it was tagged near) with an acoustic tracking device.
    They are now tracking it's migration up the Tyne system. Some fascinating facts emerging. The salmon after being caught, tagged and released, migrated over 30km up the river in a period of 48hrs :surprise:! It held after that in a pool for over 20 days before moving on again and took the South Tyne at the meeting of the waters.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/worldonthemove/reports/fish-and-chips-part-ii/
     

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