lørdag 1. september 2012
The season last salmon trip, river Orkla
There are so few grilse returning now so the future of salmon fishing in Orkla is very dark. The massive sea-lice belt around the farmed salmon plants in the migratory route by the islands of Hitra and Frøya, have and are still, killing the smolt. The latest trip to Orkla, I visited 3 very famous salmon beats and did not see a single fish. In the catch journals there, I read that salmon caught this season had carried up to 60 sea-lice per salmon! This is the indicator of how massive this problem is. Of course no problem for returning salmon as the sea-lice die in fresh water, but the pore smolts are doomed as they go to sea!