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River Clyde Carp Survey

Published on April 9, 2019
mall redfin perch and tench captured during the River Clyde carp survey 2019
small redfin perch and tench captured during the River Clyde carp survey 2019

We recently surveyed the River Clyde for carp.

The survey looks at sites with ideal carp habitat around Bothwell and Hamilton. The aim is to make sure there are no carp in the River Clyde. We have done the survey every year since we fist found carp in lakes Crescent and Sorell in 1995.

We surveyed three sites on the River Clyde using backpack electro fishers:

  • The Nant Bridge
  • Bothwell sewage works; and
  • The Hamilton Weir.

We caught

  • 27 redfin perch;
  • 36 tench;
  • 35 brown trout;
  • 60 eels; and

And importantly, no carp!

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