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PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap Results 2015 !   Thu Jul 23, 2015 1:00 pm

Midweek trip yesterday produced 15, steady results each time which is very pleasing

Not sure if its a PB, but had a 150mm monster Shocked lol!

So the numbers are:

1 x 150
1 x 100
1 x 110
3 x 95
4 x 90
2 x 85
1 x 80
1 x 75
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PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap Results 2015 !   Wed Jul 29, 2015 3:35 pm

Ah forgot to post we had zero on Saturday, the trap was brimmed and we expect the escaped.

Going to pop by tomorrow, can do Saturday this week sorry folks,
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PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap Results 2015 !   Fri Jul 31, 2015 9:32 pm

It's been a few weeks but I will try to be down at the eel trap tomorrow around 10am
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PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap Results 2015 !   Sat Aug 01, 2015 5:48 pm

Met Patrick & Nicola there this morning,
the water flow had completely stopped, there was no flow through the trap at all and both syphons had stopped.

1 elver - 95mm
1 bullhead

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PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap Results 2015 !   Sat Aug 01, 2015 5:49 pm

We will need some more volunteers, I am away for the next 2 weekends and I believe the same goes for Patrick & Nicola as well.

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PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap Results 2015 !   Mon Aug 03, 2015 8:18 am

I will do Saturday and maybe midweek.

Spot on about numbers, next year we will go outside of the TAC for volunteers
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PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap Results 2015 !   Mon Aug 03, 2015 9:19 am

eye will pop down 2 morrow, need the x-or-size, turning in 2 a fat pig
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PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap Results 2015 !   Mon Aug 03, 2015 10:04 am

Thanks Keith
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PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap Results 2015 !   Mon Aug 03, 2015 5:17 pm

I've not done any this year so will make more of an effort in 2016.
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PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap Results 2015 !   Wed Aug 05, 2015 4:21 pm

manage to get there today, nearly killed me, hav'nt been on a push bike in a few weeks, me piles are killing me

managed to find 5 babies elvers of 75mm long

then the long bike ride home, "OOOOHHHHH" me pils pale Crying or Very sad
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PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap Results 2015 !   Wed Aug 05, 2015 4:28 pm

Superb thanks for getting there mate, long ride on a hard saddle affraid

I will get down on Saturday

How was the flow through the trap?
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PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap Results 2015 !   Wed Aug 05, 2015 4:42 pm

both pipes were working, but the upper water level is a bit low, so not much of a flow from main pipe
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PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap Results 2015 !   Fri Aug 07, 2015 12:15 am

Message from Joe

Just under eight weeks of monitoring left for this season- where has the time gone!

You’ve heard less from me this year than previous monitoring seasons as we’ve been flat out getting new passes up and running and securing funding for continuation of the work you are all contributing to – more on that at the forum. Speaking of the forum please can you let all volunteers helping with the monitoring know that this year we will be back at ZSL, London Zoo on October 20th. In addition to feedback on the season’s data presentations are being lined up from Thames Water and the Environment Agency. I’ll send out the registration link in a couple of weeks.

I’ve attached a paper published this month on the many challenges we face in our efforts to protect eel populations from further decline. The lead authors of the paper are both ZSL colleagues.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B3w4cR2EIJuIU09teWZycDR6NTdUajVuSEhQalRjdUtwWXdJ

I’ve attached a paper published this month on the many challenges we face in our efforts to protect eel populations from further decline. The lead authors of the paper are both ZSL colleagues.

Many thanks and best wishes, Joe

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PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap Results 2015 !   Sat Aug 08, 2015 1:46 pm

Today 3

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PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap Results 2015 !   Sun Aug 09, 2015 10:10 am

Well done
I should be available again next week so will pop down.
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PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap Results 2015 !   Thu Aug 13, 2015 11:52 am

Patrick are you down Saturday?

I will try my best, Ed ?

Could be a little intersting if this rain fills up the river
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PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap Results 2015 !   Thu Aug 13, 2015 1:19 pm

Yeah should be around for a 10 ish cup of coffee and a count up.
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PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap Results 2015 !   Sat Aug 15, 2015 11:37 am


Today there were 3 eels: 100, 95, 90 and a stone loach which at first I thought was a baby barbel, but closer inspection and judicious application of the interweb identified it as a loach. Good flow through the trap still.
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PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap Results 2015 !   Sun Aug 16, 2015 12:37 pm

Cheers Patrick, thanks for getting down.

I will pop down midweek.
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PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap Results 2015 !   Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:42 pm

Will be down for a coffee first thing, well 9:45 ish Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap Results 2015 !   Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:02 pm

See you in the morning sunny

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PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap Results 2015 !   Sat Aug 22, 2015 1:05 pm

Nicola, Patrick, Dave and me met at the trap this sunny morning, obviously expecting a bumper haul. But river levels were right down - though the syphons were both working well so there was some flow through the trap the dowstream river was well below the tail entry point.
Then took the lid off and the trap had been fiddled with by someone, pipes were in the wrong bit and one was bridging the cone so would allow eels back out (albeit downstream) again.

No eels in trap but Dave got one in the box, 90mm.
3 live crabs and one shell, probably moulted by the biggest - a monster which jumped out at Patrick whilst cleaning the mud off the box - perhaps 8"/20cm or more across.

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PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap Results 2015 !   Fri Sep 04, 2015 1:04 pm

Hi guys, I will be unable to go this Saturday as I'm off to marsh farm, Nicola will be down at shawns for coffee at 10 o clock and is prepared to check them however an extra pair of hands would be appreciated.
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PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap Results 2015 !   Fri Sep 04, 2015 2:49 pm

I have just pulled up by the lock and will do it now, was planning to as the RWC traffic is going to mess with everything tomorrow.

So all good chaps, coffee a week Saturday
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PostSubject: Re: Eel Trap Results 2015 !   Fri Sep 04, 2015 3:54 pm

Single 85mm and 2 bullheads.

Level is very low both up and down stream.
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