Monthly Archives: December 2016

Headwater to Headland Conference 14/15 March 2017

With fewer salmon surviving at sea, it is vital to ensure that as many healthy wild salmon and sea trout smolts as possible leave our rivers. This Conference will explore how this can best be achieved. Leading scientists will outline … Continue reading

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Gillie wins prize for salmon caught on River Spean

An angler told a friend “we’re going to need a bigger net” after catching what turned out to a prize-winning salmon. John MacIssac, a gillie on the River Lochy in Lochaber, caught the fish weighing between 38-41lb and about 47in … Continue reading

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Invasive Weeds Control supported by Tesco’s Bags of Help Fund

Ayrshire Rivers Trust have been awarded £8000 by Tesco’s Bags of Help Fund to support Invasive Weeds control on the Girvan and Stinchar in 2017. Read more

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Salmon and sea trout could scupper the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon

  Natural Resources Wales has estimated that 21% of salmon and 25% of sea trout could be killed every year by the development of the £1.3 billion Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon. Read more

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Tweed Foundation – Tweed salmon – what’s going on? Seminar 14 December

Radical shifts are taking place in Tweed’s Salmon stocks, the like of which most of us have never experienced before. The complexity of the Salmon’s life cycle makes pinpointing the source of the problem challenging: are these changes related to previous cycles, or issues out at sea or, … Continue reading

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Energy firm completes new salmon hatchery at Contin

One of the UK’s largest power firms has completed a new salmon hatchery which has the capacity to release millions of fish into the River Conon. Click on the image below to read more.

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