Fish Tales: The Salmon Family

Fish Tales: The Salmon Family

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Details

Location

Cookstown, Orritor Fish Hatchery

Year

1993

Date

Transmission 22/11/1993

Length

25min 31sec

Audio

sound

Format

Betacam

colour

Source

Digitised as part of the UTV Archive Partnership Project (ITV, Northern Ireland Screen and PRONI)

Courtesy

Department for Communities, ITV, Northland Film Productions, Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

Rights Holder

ITV, Northland Film Productions

It is illegal to download, copy, print or otherwise utilise in any other form this material, without written consent from the copyright holder.

Description

Oliver McGilloway presents in this documentary about Salmon fish and highlights their nature, whilst also meeting a fisherman who has spent his life catching them. Proclaimed as "the most fascinating, the most handsome and tastiest and the best fighting fish of them all, is the North Atlantic Salmon", find out what makes this fish so interesting!

Once seen as the "symbol of wisdom", the salmon makes its way to its parent stream when it is ready to breed, a feat which stumps scientists. Sean McDaid, has spent 52 years fishing salmon and discusses his technique, along with the decline in fish being caught currently, due to over fishing and poaching. However, Tommy Graham and Alan Keys from the Orritor Fish Hatchery on the Ballinderry River are making a concerted effort to increase fish stocks, especially amongst fish like the dollaghan trout who have effected by pollution and drainage and are in danger of extinction.

Credits

A Northland Production.Presenter: Oliver McGilloway

Our thanks to : Sean McDaid and Family, Tommy Graham, Alan Keys, Orritor Fish Hactchery, B.R.E.A. Cookstown and Faughan Anglers Assn. 

 


 

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