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PINK SALMON caught on the river Wear

Alien invaders have reached our waters

 Over the Bank holiday weekend, Frank Braviner one of our members while fishing below Cong Burn caught a Pink Salmon.  The Salmon was photographed & returned as unsure what to do with it at the time.

The Club now advise;

Anglers should kill any Pink Salmon that they catch, which are an invasive species in this country

Members do not have to use a Salmon Tag.

We ask that you inform a bailiff or club official at the time of capture. We may then come out to collect the fish. They are no good for eating.

Franks fish (photos below)

 Pink Sal 1 Pink Sal 2 Pink Sal 3 Pink Sal 4

Anglers should kill any Pink Salmon that they catch, which are an invasive species in this country.

How To Identify: Pink Salmon adults are actually steel blue to blue-green along the back, grading into silver along the sides and white on the belly. There are large black spots above the lateral line and on the dorsal, adipose and tail fins. As the males ripen they develop a kype and the typical “Pacific” hooked snout, with a gaping mouth and a huge hump in front of the dorsal fin. Much of the body takes on an overall pink hue, except the head and anterior ventral surface, which become a grey-green. The shape of the ripening female does not change too much, but she also becomes very pink with a grey head.