Record anglers for Spurdog tagathon, but fewer fish tagged

A RECORD number of anglers, fishing from boat, shore and kayaks took part in the third running of the annual two-day Spurdog Tagathon event in the Argyll area of Scotland.

The event is organised by the Scottish Sea Anglers Conservation Network (SSACN) as part of their Scottish Shark Tagging Programme (SSTP). For more details on SSACN go toВ and for the SSTP go toВ

Around 60 anglers fished Loch Etive whilst another 40 fished Loch Sunart. Unfortunately the number of fish tagged was down a little this year as there were many more smaller fish around than in previous years, however, other valuable data was gathered by measuring the length and girth of many spurdog and taking DNA clippings from their tails.

see more here It seems like a good time was had by all, as well as noting a valuable boost to the local economy.

November 26, 2010   Posted in: Etive, Hobbies, Sports

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