Knight Inlet Lodge is actively working to improve the salmon stocks on the Glendale River. One project towards this end is the fry monitoring program that we operate from late February until early May. The purpose of this project is to count pink salmon fry as they move down the river towards the ocean. We accomplish this by positioning a RST (rotary screw trap) in the river. This system allows us to catch a portion of the escaping fry without harming them in any way.
An encouraging 18,500,000 fry were estimated to have left the Glendale spawning channel in the spring of 2010 which points towards a very good pink Salmon return in the fall of 2011. As you can see from the photo below working in Glendale Cove during the winter months can be a challenging proposition.