By Harrison Davies, Bournemouth University I helped out with the trapping and gathering of data of the salmon and trout in the River Frome. My first day I did a day shift, which entailed me walking to the trap and
By Caitlin McQuillan, Bournemouth University I have been lucky enough to be able to return to the SAMARCH project this year for the third year in a row. I took part in the spring Smolt run for the first time
By Theresa Joy, Bournemouth University I did my placement at SAMARCH as part of my placement from 1-10 May 2022. It was a very pleasant experience. Everyone was so helpful and supported throughout the placement. They explained the project, the
By Yums Cleary, Bournemouth University The springtime SAMARCH smolt run is a great placement and I highly recommend it. I returned for a short stint again this year. Smolt migrate to sea in springtime, generally under the cover of darkness
By Jeesa Benny, Bournemouth University Being able to take part in SAMARCH project was a great experience. Smolt trapping with the GWCT helped me to understand the need of conservation of salmon. It also gave me the knowledge about tagging.
By Justin Schoon, Bournemouth University I was privileged enough to be able to assist the GWCT again this year, this time for the annual smolt run. It was thoroughly enjoyable working with the staff I worked with the previous summer
By Tom Holland, Bournemouth University For a week starting on the 11th of April, I assisted in SAMARCH’s annual smolt run. On my shifts I took part in gathering important data of both Salmon and Trout as they moved downstream.
By David Kamerman, Bournemouth University This spring I participated in 10 days of SAMARCH smolt run monitoring. This is my second time working on the SAMARCH project and was an interesting change compared to the parr tagging I helped with
International Women’s Day has been marked on 8 March since 1913, when rallies were held to campaign for women’s rights to work, vote, hold public office and end discrimination. Today it is a global day to celebrate and highlight the
On Saturday 12th March, GWCT’s SAMARCH Fisheries Project Officer, Will Beaumont, will be leading a FREE workshop on “Identifying River Wildlife in Sydling Water”. SAMARCH Project Partner Bournemouth University are also involved, with Professor Genoveva Esteban leading a workshop on