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PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap Results 2015 !   Sun May 17, 2015 12:48 pm

Are the syphons both still going OK?

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PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap Results 2015 !   Sun May 17, 2015 1:42 pm

all pipes are working, water flowing in and out


can some kind of wire mesh be put into the hole of the first part of the trap, big anuff to let the elvers in, but stops the crabs from getting in
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PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap Results 2015 !   Mon May 18, 2015 10:55 am

But if they can't get in they can't go to heaven Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap Results 2015 !   Fri May 22, 2015 2:22 pm

I'm going to have a look down there tomorrow. Anyone else about?
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PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap Results 2015 !   Fri May 22, 2015 6:57 pm

Yep might join you, what time?

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PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap Results 2015 !   Fri May 22, 2015 8:01 pm

i will proberly go monday if not raining
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PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap Results 2015 !   Sat May 23, 2015 7:56 am

Ed, we were going to get to shauns at 10 and have coffee and a snail then pop across for a look.
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PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap Results 2015 !   Sat May 23, 2015 11:48 am

There was 1 eel @ 85 in the trap 3 crabs and we found 2 eels at 95 on the spillway just crawling around in the wet algae. Nice to see Ed and Matthew. River looks good nice bit of flow on it and an inch or so more water.

Have been entered on ZSL database
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PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap Results 2015 !   Sat May 23, 2015 11:51 am

Cheers for getting down chaps, I am struggling for time at present, hope that will calm down and will try to join you next Saturday.
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PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap Results 2015 !   Sat May 23, 2015 6:07 pm

Joe says that the eels on the spillway do not count unfortunately.  
But we did at least help them on their way upstream, safe from seagulls (until the next weir).

Plenty of flow coming down the pass + both syphons still running well


Monster crap met his maker


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PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap Results 2015 !   Sun May 24, 2015 6:25 pm

We were out for a bike ride and passed the lock this afternoon, so stopped in and checked the trap.
Fixed the biro as well.

3 eels, 1@ 70mm, 1@ 75mm, 1@ 90mm

2 crabs, one small on the inner trap, one larger one in the outer part.

Have been entered on ZSL database


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PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap Results 2015 !   Tue May 26, 2015 8:12 pm

who is the poor person nominated to update eel numbers, I can do it if no other person likes to do it, but can some one give me the web page, as cannot find it, memory getting bad


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PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap Results 2015 !   Wed May 27, 2015 9:31 pm

Ed I had already done the zsl results thing, happy if you want to continue with it mate ?

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PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap Results 2015 !   Wed May 27, 2015 9:35 pm

Sorry, didn't know that anyone was doing it.

It would work best if the person who checks the trap and records the results here does it at the same time.

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PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap Results 2015 !   Fri May 29, 2015 5:33 pm

Is anyone trapping this weekend?

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PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap Results 2015 !   Sat May 30, 2015 8:12 am

I was going to pop down this morning between 10 and half past.
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PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap Results 2015 !   Sat May 30, 2015 11:42 am

Went down there with Nicola today and there were 2 eels 1@ 80 and 1 @ 95. There were no invasive species on show. Haven't sent the data to the z.s.l. As the link in Eds post appears as a full stop on my platform. Can you re post it? Or is Dave still passing it on?
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PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap Results 2015 !   Sat May 30, 2015 1:09 pm

Cheers Partick, sorry we didn't get up in time today.

Dave is doing the results upload to ZSL.

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PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap Results 2015 !   Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:24 am

the sun is out, no wind, plus need a pile or two to be burst, so will go down and check the elver trap
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PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap Results 2015 !   Wed Jun 03, 2015 1:02 pm

just 2 elvers today, 2 x 90mm
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PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap Results 2015 !   Thu Jun 04, 2015 1:57 pm

I will be down on Saturday folks, see you at 10am, I may even but you a coffee
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PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap Results 2015 !   Thu Jun 04, 2015 5:51 pm

Ok going to try to get there too.
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PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap Results 2015 !   Sat Jun 06, 2015 9:59 pm

Sorry I couldn't make it today, did you get any?

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PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap Results 2015 !   Sun Jun 07, 2015 8:18 am

Ed we had a bit of a result yesterday insofar as 21 eels were captured. Dave has a record of the measurements so I wont list them all here. There was also a tiny bullhead which was quite nice. We haven't had a crab in the trap for the last 3 visits, at least that's what the records show, mayhaps they are getting the message. Nice morning out good to see Dave again, the river is starting to get busy now lots of boats transiting the lock.
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