By Rasmus Lauridsen, Fisheries Scientist
During the summer of 2014 we replaced our old PIT detection equipment and in September 2014 we tagged the first salmon parr with our new tags. Last week we had the first salmon return from sea with one of our new tags.
This salmon was tagged upstream of Dorchester on the 10th of September 2014 as 99 mm long and it was detected leaving River Frome as a smolt on the 30th of April 2015.
After nearly 14 months travelling the Atlantic this salmon was recorded returning to the Frome on June 17th where it was first recorded at East Stoke at 22:33 and then 2 hours later at Bindon Mill 2.8 km upstream of East Stoke.
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