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Sea Trout Catch Statistics of Wales 2000 to 2009

image Sea Trout Catch Statistics of Wales 2000 to 2009

This does not make good reading. The lovely, clean rivers of Wales should be teeming with sea trout - and some still are - but they are not what they used be. Take a look.

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River
Avg 10yr
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
Trend (%)
2009
v avg
Tywi 3,298 4,134 2,056 4,554 4,175 2,587 4,698 2,091 3,271 2,570 2,845 -26.61% -15%
Teifi 3,082 3,235 3,694 4,841 3,997 3,126 4,342 1,990 1,774 1,746 2,076 -56.24% -35%
Dyfi 1,544 2,032 2,185 1,793 1,474 1,362 1,439 1,054 1,459 1,215 1,425 -42.13% -8%
Mawddach 959 1,020 1,974 1,529 1,196 1,127 1,024 387 594 325 411 -81.60% -60%
Clwyd 879 708 1,319 868 982 1,085 782 490 728 949 880 -19.70% 0%
Nevern 708 584 1,078 846 1,125 606 722 539 415 674 488 -44.79% -33%
Dwyfawr 671 1,027 1,261 1,111 1,246 347 691 235 455 145 187 -92.94% -74%
E+W.Cleddau 631 755 651 869 738 439 937 227 511 681 499 -35.08% -23%
Rheidol 592 473 693 703 961 551 741 744 587 231 238 -45.47% -62%
Glaslyn 564 383 240 1,096 534 567 592 489 682 520 533 11.57% -6%
Ogmore 551 677 547 878 572 584 784 193 386 418 468 -46.87% -16%
Neath 491 535 673 782 400 532 393 298 487 317 492 -42.10% 0%
Conwy 485 391 583 630 572 464 489 282 585 434 423 -18.60% -14%
Dysynni 427 435 406 343 688 471 502 284 410 315 420 -18.72% -2%
Loughor 369 322 258 550 577 369 538 184 277 361 258 -28.27% -32%
Taf 358 273 224 562 475 204 528 205 280 447 377 9.61% 6%
Aeron 303 280 364 777 422 396 205 35 306 151 96 -76.28% -71%
Llyfni 266 384 542 290 518 187 221 108 257 63 85 -86.41% -70%
Dee 259 177 283 414 249 265 303 253 276 192 181 -23.09% -32%
Tawe 253 136 373 424 272 173 372 153 243 144 242 -31.14% -5%
Usk 234 520 125 290 320 238 244 184 129 191 100 -69.04% -60%
Ystwyth 185 211 223 256 83 276 107 19 376 132 166 -21.18% -11%
Afan 144 188 166 103 162 168 153 63 158 161 120 -22.91% -18%
Dwyryd 138 124 367 381 147 70 50 57 48 78 60 -94.66% -59%
Ogwen 135 104 112 193 148 130 177 86 170 65 163 -2.08% 24%
Taff 80 105 174 90 71 62 55 12 45 115 69 -56.29% -15%
Gwendraeth 74 58 99 154 101 59 56 61 71 67 10 -61.35% -88%
Seiont 56 26 89 85 82 112 29 19 21 28 69 -47.07% 26%
Wye 40 19 45 27 24 36 84 42 39 48 39 65.13% -4%
Artro 38 40 94 63 44 30 29 23 17 24 12 -85.81% -70%
Rhymney 22 10 14 55 28 17 9 11 23 28 26 5.84% 20%
Totals 17,835 19,366 20,912 25,557 22,383 16,640 21,296 10,818 15,080 12,835 13,458 -45.42% -27%

Notes:

Only rivers that average 20 Sea Trout or more since year 2000 have been included in this table.

Trend (%) = This tells us whether or not the river is improving or deteriorating as a Sea Trout river (since 2000) and how fast the change is. 100% (more) means the catch trend has doubled since 2000 (coloured blue-green). -50% means they have halved (coloured red). These are not absolute values but are taken from a linear line of best-fit which provides a good way to judge trends.

2009 v Avg = This tells us if 2009 was a good, average or poor season for each river. The figure compares the 2009 catch against the previous 9 year average.


Chart of "River Wales" showing sea trout rod catches 2000 to 2009

seatrout-wales2009.gif

Raw data kindly supplied by the Environment Agency 




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