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Title: Catches of Brown Trout in the River Don - Preliminary analysis of Angler's Returns
Author: J.S. Alabaster
Document Type: Monograph
Annotation: Report from J.S. Alabaster collection
The first report on catches of brown trout in the R. Don (Report No. 2; Alabaster, 1983) was based on the returns of anglers taking part in competition fishing in the year 1981. Although the fishing effort involved was relatively small, it was concluded that the catching efficiency and weight of fish caught at Grandhome were probably at least as high as elsewhere in the river. The present study is based on copies of extracts from the fishing log of an individual angler (Graham A. Reid) fishing through the seasons 1969— 1983 inclusive, except for the year 1971 when the angler carried out no fishing anywhere. Less than half the fishing effort was made in the R. Don, where it amounted to over 1400 hours, of which about 1.6% was directed at Grandhome. The angler's overall efficiency was 1.13 fish/h which is well above average and similar on the performance found for the competition anglers (Report No. 2).
Publisher: Davidson Radcluffe Ltd., C. Davidson & Sons
Publication Date: 1983
Publication Place: Aberdeen
Subject Keywords: AnglingTroutFishing methodsEfficiencyWeight
Geographic Keywords: ScotlandAberdeen
Taxonomic Keywords: SalmonidaeSalmo trutta
Extent: 7
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