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As you look at the shot it runs along the right hand side of the almost vertical weir. This is the River Sieg ( near the town of Siegen in Nord Rhine Westphalia, Germany) and a tributary of the River Rhine. Mooney Goes Wild contributor, Dr Ken Whelan has worked on this river for the past 16 years with German colleagues in restoring the salmon run using juvenile salmon from a range of Irish hatcheries.
In this case the rock ramp leads to a fish trap and counting station but according to Ken, in the case of the Nore, which was discussed on the programme of 12th August 2006 (click here to listen to the show) the fish will more than likely move freely upstream using the run of the river.