On July 20th out in the Ouse valley some very low flow conditions were causing me concern as a number of sea trout were lost. The count was about 30 and the Environment Agency were informed. I had fears of furumculosis that spreads like wildfire through sea trout and salmon. Thankfully it turns out no fish with this disease, but the deaths no doubt caused by high temperatures, low flows and heavy abstraction upstream. Such a shame for such a fine fish.
hTuesday 28t saw a slight raise in water level and some sea trout running up river. I think these fish can feel that rain is coming.
Sunday2nd August saw a walk along the Ouse looking at some balsam