Date Counted: 24th February 2023
The medium-sized Faughan (5-20 meters wide) rises on the flanks of Sawel, the highest of the Sperrin peaks. It makes its way along a scenic valley through the village of Park, flowing northeast by Claudy to Drumahoe where it swings north to enter Lough Foyle. It is a renowned spate river for salmon and sea trout.
The Faughan counter is located in the lower reaches of the river system.
Below is the net up count for Faughan Counter on the River Faughan from 2012 to 2021.
|Year||Net Up Count|
*Average count for first 4 months of 2020
**Please note that the Faughan counter was not working correctly for the first half of the year so an average count was entered in its place. The figure displayed is the average count plus the actual count for the working months.
|1||Width of River at weir during high flow||25m|
|2||Breadth of Channels/Arrays:||90cm|
|3||Electrode Total Length:||2.7m|
|4||Width Not Covered by Array||24.1m|
|5||Operational Start Date||1996 Logie|
|6||First Data Set||May 1997|
|7||Camera||1 x Underwater required|
|10||Required Salmon Upstream every year||800|