This fun event is being run by SSACN to highlight the biodiversity of fish in the area and promote SSACN’s FishSmart and GFAC (Give Fish A Chance) Initiative. Many species of fish from Sandeels to Tope are caught regularly and catches of 15 to 20 species in a single day are common.
FishSmart initiative to encourage anglers to measure their catch rather than weigh it and calculate weights using graphs created by SSACN.
Although most European anglers generally focus on measurements, UK anglers like to know the weight of their catch. However, weighing can cause unnecessary stress to the fish (and angler!) Crucially, different sets of scales may give different readings but a centimetre is a centimetre on everybody’s measuring tape!
SSACN’s weight to length graphs can then be used to give an accurate estimate of weight.
Registration will be at Ardwell Slip car park from 0800 – 0830 hrs.
Registration fee is £5 for seniors – Juniors free.
Catch returns must be recorded at Ardwell by 1800 hrs with the prize giving at 1815 hrs.
Anglers will be given a photograph at registration that must be pictured in the background of a digital photograph of each species caught ….. the picture must be clear – species of Wrasse and Poor Cod / Pouting must have pictures that will allow the organisers to clearly identify individual species.
Please see the SSACN website for more details - http://www.ssacn.org/species-hunt-luce-bayport-logan-sat-16th-aug-2014