Chester Weir Fish Counts

We have received the following information from NRW for the salmon and sea trout counted at Chester weir up to the end of August. Assuming 15% of fish enter the trap (the rest go over Chester Weir) then the run so far is approx 3,000 salmon it is likely that many of these fish will be resting below Farndon but should be on the mover shortly as they move upstream to spawn. The recent high tides have reached Farndon so this may have brought in a few more fish. The river heights at Farndon show the effect of the recent tides and may have encouraged fish to start moving:

FISH TRAPPING & TAGGING; CHESTER WEIR, 2021
(Only includes fresh fish)
JanFebMar Apr May JunJulAugCount to end August
Salmon:
Total Catch004124124201126471Salmon
Floy Tagged004123124199124
Sea Trout:
Total Catch0001362115535642751Sea Trout
VI Tagged000136151016410