Nature has evolved.
Ian Wellby results, with many fry, and too many to fully process.
“They also recorded two distinct sizes in juvenile barbel, suggesting that they also spawned twice this year.
“They also observed that the young of Year One fish appeared to be bigger than other years, suggesting that the fry were growing more quickly in the warm conditions.
“It’s good news for our rivers, as we will have a very strong year-class that will provide excellent fishing in a couple of years’ time.
“Let’s hope that the winter rains are kind to these juveniles, and that these fry go on to strengthen our fish populations in the Severn catchment,” Chris added.
Independent fisheries consultant Ian Wellby, of Blue Roof Ltd, added: “It is quite biologically possible for fish to spawn more than once, because as soon as the eggs are laid, the fish start to grow eggs