We gather at kläckrännan located in the Black Valley, South Bohuslän. The time is 18:00, it is not getting dark yet but it will not take as many minutes before we have to turn on our headlamps.
It's a happy bunch who are really passionate about fish care. The level of knowledge is high among the guys. I am privileged. Getting the fish follow the care up close is a rare luxury.
I got the guys to pose when the work was finished. It simmered already coffee inside the cottage. Now it would be good with something in your stomach. Donald had been so go that he had brought coffee from yesterday's board meeting.
It must be cleared and cleaned ... .. This planned approach ... ..
Dom stainless tubs must be cleaned and then disinfected. Kläckrännan contains 4 large kläckkar and some 30 smaller fry boxes. Here, the ova hatch 10,000-20,000 annually. At best you get out 50% of the eggs / fry fish in the lakes and about 2-3% survive then ready for catching fish.
Out of 10,000 roe so it will hopefully be around 250 fish.
The boys scrub the walls clean and clear away leaves and twigs from the ground.
Krister controls the water temperature. It is located at 10 degrees this evening. Now we hope not too abnormal temperature conditions, good water and a good supply of oxygen in the water.
An interesting story about fish care can be found in Swedish Fishing No 4/2012.