by David Kamerman, Bournemouth University
This summer I completed my 3rd SAMARCH placement. It was a different experience to the parr tagging I participated in last year, because this year we had a very dry summer and river levels were much lower. This meant many sections that were productive last year had little spawning, and there were even a few areas of the river that were too deep to be ideal habitat last year that produced unexpected parr because of the change in river levels. It was hard work and the weather was particularly hot on some days, however, I still had great fun and am glad to have been able to participate in the project again.