Monthly Archives: January 2014

New salmon season on the Dee gets off to flying start with Formula One luminary Ross Brawn taking the first cast

The start of the 2014 salmon fishing season on the River Dee will be celebrated on Saturday February 1st with an official opening ceremony on the riverbank by Potarch Bridge. Ross Brawn OBE, the legendary motorsport engineer and former Formula … Continue reading

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Shrinking wild salmon starve at sea as North Atlantic warms

It is an enduring mystery how juvenile salmon, at 12cm long and weighing perhaps only 20g, can leave a Scottish river in springtime, undertake a sojourn of thousands of kilometres around the North Atlantic, and return between one and four … Continue reading

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‘7,140 bottles of whisky spilled into River Ayr’

SCOTLAND’S largest independent whisky bottling plant has been fined £12,000 after 5,000 ­litres of the spirit was spilled into the River Ayr. The incident happened at Glen Catrine Bonded Warehouse’s site, at Catrine in East Ayrshire, when a valve on … Continue reading

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Ythan DSFB AGM

The AGM of the Ythan District Salmon Fishery Board will be held on the 5th February 2014 at 2:30pm at the Haddo Etate Office, Mains of Haddo, Tarves, Ellon. All with an interest in the River invited. A separate Board … Continue reading

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Review of wild fisheries management

First Minister announces review at opening of 2014 salmon fishing season. Scotland’s management of salmon and freshwater fisheries must be ‘robust, sustainable and fit for purpose in the 21st century’, First Minister Alex Salmond has said. The Scottish Government has … Continue reading

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ASFB calls for zero exploitation of salmon before mid-May

With the new salmon fishing season opening across Scotland during the next few weeks, the Association of Salmon Fishery Boards (ASFB), in a radical new policy move, is advocating that no salmon be killed in Scotland – either by nets … Continue reading

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Salmon count in Ness on the rise despite poor fishing conditions

THE number of salmon caught by rod and line in one area of Scotland has increased by more than 8% in a year. The Ness District Salmon Fishery Board has recorded a provisional total rod catch of 920 salmon in … Continue reading

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Fishing documentary Kiss the Water to go on general release

A documentary on the life and work of a world-renowned maker of fishing flies goes on general release later this week. Megan Boyd’s creations were sought after by anglers in the UK and America. They were also used by the … Continue reading

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Over half of the salmon farms off the west coast of Scotland are sited in the most sensitive areas for wild salmon

A new detailed map, developed by the Rivers and Fisheries Trusts of Scotland (RAFTS), identifies the most sensitive locations The Rivers and Fisheries Trusts of Scotland (RAFTS) has now published a detailed map of the west Highlands and Islands which … Continue reading

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