Testing lined up in bid to bring salmon to the River Tame

TESTING will soon take place as a bid to tempt salmon into the River Tame gathers pace.

Warren Andrew, River warden

Last month, the Correspondent revealed how warden Warren Andrew, from the Mersey Rivers Trust, hopes to attract the fish into the water at Stalybridge.

Now the next stage of the project will see samples of the water taken to see if it is possible for the species to survive.

‘Kick sampling’ of the area around the river, which will determine what insects and other invertebrates live there, will also be done.

Warren, who detailed how brown trout are caught regularly in the river in Stalybridge, said: “We are busy in the background setting up 25 water quality sampling sites on the Tame.

“And the same number of kick sampling sites where we record the number and species of invertebrates found.”

Salmon appearing in the River Tame may seem unlikely but the fish are closer than you would think.

So far, they have been found in the River Goyt at Portwood, Stockport. Now there are plans to attract them to the area.

Warren believes any success could also bring financial benefits in the form of anglers wanting to book into nearby accommodation.

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