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River Tay – confirmation that the “dry” River Garry tributary will flow again

Spawning salmon will have access for the first time in over 60 years following landmark agreement A section of one of the River Tay’s most important tributaries is soon to have consistent flows restored after decades of very extensive water … Continue reading

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Ness DSFB dipper’s underwater exploits become online hit

A film of a dipper diving underwater in the River Ness has made a major online splash – with over half a million viewers so far. Ness District Salmon Fishery Board posted footage of the bird ‘swimming’ , which was … Continue reading

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Thousands of fish moved as canal to be drained

An operation is planned to move thousands of fish before a canal is drained for repairs. Scottish Canals said the exercise to drain part the Union Canal near Linlithgow will also provide a rare chance to glimpse the bed of the … Continue reading

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River Tay Opening Day

The River Tay opens for salmon fishing on Monday 16 January. The opening day event will be at  Meikleour Fishings Boathouse, by Kinclaven Bridge, PH1 4QW. See details below.  

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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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