Marine Scotland Science are working to try and establish the causes of salmon decline on the West Coast and are conducting some tagging work on the River Loy put into the River Loy, (trib of the river Lochy near Fort William). They will be putting the trap in on Weds 3rd until Sunday 7th May.
The smolt trap will be a mesh fyke net attached with ropes, blocking the main channel of the river just upstream of the traditional getting out point; grid ref 214695 781925.
There will be information/warning signs at the get out and put in spots in the hope this will catch most folk. There will also be warning signs above the river 200m and 50m upstream of the obstacle. Portage around the obstacle should be straightforward along the minor road running alongside the river.