Observations in the Species: Salmo salar
English Name: Atlantic Salmon
Peadar na Breac
Observed on: 10th April 2013
Added to iSpot: 13th April 2013
Description: I thought this was a good trout taking emerging Chironomids from the surface, until it took my offering a size 16 Shuttlecock.Poor thing trying to feed a bit on its way back to the sea after the rigours of spawning.
Observed on: 11th October 2008
Added to iSpot: 19th February 2013
Observed on: 19th January 2010
Added to iSpot: 18th February 2013
Description: FAO D.M.H. as promised Mark an example of a salmons tail which bucks the trend and has a shape more like the textbook sea trout profile. Tends to be in larger salmon of this particular spate river. Pic of full fish to be located.....
Fish pic added. A few people inc. myself were curious about the tail shape. People were speaking of salar/trutta hybrids. Scales were sent the Salmon Station at Bushmills, a hatchery and research facility. The response was a 2 sea winter salmon which had smolted after 2 years in freshwater and it was on its first return to the river.
Observed on: 27th August 2012
Added to iSpot: 27th August 2012
Location: Pettycur bay
Lat/Lng: 56.063, -3.194
OS grid ref: NT257862
Pettycur bay, Kinghorn FifeClose
Observed on: 19th February 2012
Added to iSpot: 20th February 2012
Description: part of a jaw bone found on the beach.It has a narrow snout and 2 rows of very pointy teeth. some large and some smaller. Not serrated.total length 20cm. length of longest tooth 1.5cm
Location: 3, Burrows Ln
Lat/Lng: 51.6092, -4.3095
OS grid ref: SS401925
Sandy pool next to Burry Holm. After heavy weather & obviously damaged (someone mentioned drift nets I think)Close
Observed on: 7th October 2006
Added to iSpot: 15th February 2012
Observed on: 21st December 2005
Added to iSpot: 8th February 2012
Observed on: 6th February 2012
Added to iSpot: 6th February 2012
Description: Found just inches from the water's edge on the River Tweed. It was not there 3 days ago. Something has been eating it but I can't guess what that might be. Birds perhaps? Grey Herons are common in the area - so too are Otters.
Observed on: 15th August 2011
Added to iSpot: 19th December 2011
Description: Spate river.
Observed on: 21st July 2008
Added to iSpot: 29th July 2011
Description: Atlantic salmon - one-sea-winter fish.
Observed on: 24th April 2011
Added to iSpot: 25th April 2011
Location: Longwood Dr, Whitchurch
Lat/Lng: 51.519276, -3.253871
OS grid ref: ST130807
Salmon were attempting to negotiate fish pass at Radyr weir Cardiff River was in spate following heavy rain.Taff is a large river at this point approx 50-60yards wide There are several obstructions to salmon on the Taff but I believe fish passes exist on them all as of the last few yearsClose
Observed on: 12th November 2010
Added to iSpot: 14th November 2010
Description: Large leaping fish attempting to run fishpass Mostly red or deep pink flanks weight between 3and 12 lbs(many fish seen at least 20 in as many miutes)
Observed on: 4th October 2010
Added to iSpot: 16th October 2010
Location: River Inver
Lat/Lng: 58.17, -5.14
OS grid ref: NC1524
Grid reference NC155245Close
Observed on: 19th November 2009
Added to iSpot: 19th November 2009
Description: After posting a Great Black Back gull and Crows eating Salmon see http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/11292, today we disturbed a Buzzard feasting. Then on the top of a gorse bush we found this part of a skull. Think it is cock salmon's lower jaw that has developed a hook shape called the "kype".