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PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap Results 2016   Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:00 pm

Steady numbers

Joe P will check tomorrow, which is good

I am not around for 2-weeks now, so over to you guys. I will be back for midweek and weekend checks on the 19th

Any issues do text me as can ask Darryl from the EA if he can help

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PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap Results 2016   Fri Jul 08, 2016 10:09 am

From Joe P

I fished 14 eels out of the trap Thursday – 75 to 120mm in length. I logged them all on the ZSL database
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PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap Results 2016   Sat Jul 09, 2016 12:17 pm

10 today. 1@75, 1@80, 2@90, 2@95, 1@100 & 3@110 plus a crab.
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PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap Results 2016   Sun Jul 17, 2016 8:20 am

It was the Molesey regatta yesterday which fouled my anchor somewhat, anyway Nicola bravely went to count the eels. She found, 1@75, 1@85, 1@95, 2@100, 4@110 & 1@130.
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PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap Results 2016   Tue Jul 19, 2016 2:18 pm

Thanks mate, I am back do will pop down tomorrow early.
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PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap Results 2016   Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:45 pm

4 today but flow is very little.

Both syphon pipes are not working but checked and top end still in the water.

Ed need you down there mate with the syphon plunger thing
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PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap Results 2016   Wed Jul 20, 2016 11:45 pm

I think flow is a key reason they come through the trap. I'm gonna be busy at work Thursday and Friday, but can probably work out Eds pumpy thing if he's not available. After all I believe he posted a tutorial on it some moons ago.
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PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap Results 2016   Fri Jul 22, 2016 1:17 pm

Matthew & me going down there now

Update: 2 eels in the trap,  115mm and 100mm
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Re-started both syphons wiith some difficulty - the larger one did not want to keep going - dealt with that by ensuring that the lower end is also under water.
Could benefit from a cable tie to hold the 2 pipes together up the top end as,  whilst we watched,  the more flexible green pipe  was swept out of its slot  in  the girder by the current change when the lock operated,  and broke the syphon again.

Also removed the top plate and cleaned out plastic bags, leaves and sticks which were blocking all normal flow down the pass.

Can't get down tomorrow but expecting a bumper result now sunny

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PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap Results 2016   Sat Jul 23, 2016 11:20 am

Well done Ed. Nicola and I went today, both siphons running well. Water level is low though. 21 eels. 1@70, 1@75, 3@80, 3@85, 6@90, 2@105, 2@110. So a good result.
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PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap Results 2016   Sun Jul 24, 2016 3:51 pm

Great work chaps

As every year down there, flow = elvers Smile

I will be down Tues or Weds
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PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap Results 2016   Wed Jul 27, 2016 10:19 am

2 in the trap this morning chaps.
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PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap Results 2016   Sat Jul 30, 2016 5:40 pm

Nicola checked the trap today, I went to penton hook fishing. 1@175, 2@70 & 1@80 plus 2 bullheads and something she referred to as a fish. Dunno what variety. Happy days.
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PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap Results 2016   Mon Aug 01, 2016 7:40 am

Matthew & me went down Sunday
quite a bit of leaves accumulated in the top of the pass again, gave it a nother clean-out
1 eel in the trap @100mm
also found 5 eels on the sill 1@140, 3@90. 1 after packing away did not measure but do not think these count anyway.
They can climb up side of bucket if water is high enough so imagine weir sill not being too much problem for them.

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PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap Results 2016   Mon Aug 01, 2016 3:39 pm

Thank you all, Eels still coming up

Not doing a midweek check as my shifts are not ideal, so will be down on Saturday Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap Results 2016   Mon Aug 01, 2016 10:03 pm

You will find shawns cafe has a new Shawn and is open for business. I'm hoping to angle at Hurst park Saturday so will txt you Dave. maybe hook up for coffee.
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PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap Results 2016   Thu Aug 04, 2016 11:10 pm

Coffee, at last

Not sure what time I will be down but think around 1030, if your fishing mate I will come down and find you, will text
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PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap Results 2016   Sun Aug 07, 2016 8:46 am

Met up yesterday am, 4 in the trap and a plethora of Mittens

Ditching the midweek checks for now as the numbers have dropped right off, will be down next Saturday.

Coffee shop is open again, result
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PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap Results 2016   Sat Aug 27, 2016 12:24 pm

What happened at the eel trap on Thursday chaps? Is there some video to watch?
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PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap Results 2016   Sat Sep 03, 2016 11:40 pm

Matthew & me checked the trap this morning,  13 eels 80 - 160mm.
1@80 1@90 1@95 2@100
2@105 1@115 1@120 1@135 2@140 1@160

The  cafe does a decent  bacon sandwich as well as tea & coffee now,  eel trapping could get expensive!





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PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap Results 2016   Tue Sep 06, 2016 11:43 pm

Working this weekend chaps, sorry so cant  make it

A date for your diaries, 11th Oct for the Eel conference at the zoo, guess what I am off so se you there

The 2016 Citizen Science Eel Forum

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Unbelievably the summer is nearly over, just 4 weeks of eel monitoring left . Traps will be switch off or come out of the water on the 30th of September. In a couple of weeks I’ll be sending you the data we have from the ZSL website so that we can compare with any records that some of you keep on site. Hopefully there won’t be too many discrepancies this year.



Lots of people have already signed up for the eel forum- if you or your volunteers haven’t please od try and join us it. Registration is here

https://eelforum2016.eventbrite.co.uk .



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PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap Results 2016   Sat Sep 10, 2016 7:56 am

Nicola and I will pop down to count the wrigglers today about 10 ish.
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PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap Results 2016   Sat Sep 10, 2016 8:05 am

Cheers mate. I was going to text you and see if you could, I am working till 4pm so could have got down after

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PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap Results 2016   Sat Sep 10, 2016 11:22 am

9 eels in the trap today; 2@90, 3@100, 3@110 and 1@130. plus there was a falconry exhibition at the cricket club, where there were some very impressive looking birds and some very slow service for coffee.
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PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap Results 2016   Sat Sep 17, 2016 11:33 am

2 eels @ 110 today. slowing up now.
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