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Peter Davidson

How high do salmon swim?
« on: January 14, 2018, 19:45:32 PM »



We were wending our way home at about 5500ft along the XC ski trail near Saas Fee when my good lady saw what looked like a fish ladder and asked me if there were salmon in the river. I doubted it but I had seen some trout here last year in March. I then moved on pondering "What is the highest altitude a salmon has been caught?"
I'm sure there'll be a cut and dried answer, no argument or deviation amongst the knowledgable  :cool:

Mike Barrio

Re: How high do salmon swim?
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2018, 20:14:19 PM »
Nice photo Peter :z16
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Hamish Young

Re: How high do salmon swim?
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2018, 09:11:00 AM »
"What is the highest altitude a salmon has been caught?"

Well I've caught one which took a dapping fly that was 4 feet up in the air.... but I don't think that's quite what Peter is asking  :z7
I genuinely don't know, it's an interesting question and I do have a couple of ideas for Atlantic Salmon but research required.

H
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Derek Roxborough

Re: How high do salmon swim?
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2018, 12:29:32 PM »
I would suppose they would swim as high as there was access, :z8  Derek Roxborough

Hamish Young

Re: How high do salmon swim?
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2018, 17:35:46 PM »
I would suppose they would swim as high as there was access, :z8  Derek Roxborough
Indeed, the question is.... where exactly is that :?
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Derek Roxborough

Re: How high do salmon swim?
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2018, 15:13:51 PM »
Indeed, the question is.... where exactly is that :?
  as far as they can get?   :X2  perhaps some of the Norwegian rivers have the answer? :X2   Derek Roxborough

Peter Davidson

Re: How high do salmon swim?
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2018, 19:35:46 PM »
I wondered about countries too. Currently I'm in Switzerland which is a long way from the sea compared to Norway which hs a very high ridge running down it's spine - as does much of Scotland. So my theory now tends towards specific geographics - the further from the the sea that a river can originate may have bearing on the average fall/km of that water. The lessor the rate of climb and the further away from the sea could indicate a longer but easier route for returning hens?
This is all pretty far away of the things I should be concentrating on at present. Body position, leg flex, carving turns, skating turns and falling over turns!

Derek Roxborough

Re: How high do salmon swim?
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2018, 21:00:56 PM »
  Hope yer not on the Piste, Peter? Derek Roxborough

 




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