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River Dee Trust Auction 2016 underway

The River Dee Trust is holding an online auction during November to help raise funds. There is a mix of unique and tempting items to bid for, including: A Private Tour of Her Majesty’s Pony Stud at Balmoral Fishing at … Continue reading

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Invitation to tender – hatchery appraisal study: River Dee

The Dee District Salmon Fishery Board invites organisations to tender for a hatchery appraisal study on the Dee. An overview of the project can be viewed HERE and a copy of the Dee DSFB standard terms and conditions can be obtained … Continue reading

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Mapping Fisheries Workshop, Edinburgh, March 1st-2nd –Last Minute Places Available

Mapping, as a tool to underpin fisheries and environmental management is developing rapidly. If you would like to hear how mapping has supported fisheries management, or if you have an interest in innovative approaches to barrier assessments, beaver-salmonid habitat mapping, … Continue reading

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Wild Fisheries Consultation – February 2016

Views sought on new management framework Everyone with an interest in the future of wild fisheries and habitats have been urged to contribute views on new proposals to improve their conservation and management. A consultation on the Scottish Government’s draft … Continue reading

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High hopes for a successful season on the River Spey

With the new season approaching, the Spey Fishery Board is optimist for another successful year following much improved catches in 2015.  Last year’s grilse catch was the best since 2010, so the prospects are good for the 2016 spring/summer salmon … Continue reading

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Dee Salmon Board vows that fishery will bounce back from Storm Frank impact

The Dee Salmon Fishery Board held a seminar for river beat owners and ghillies at Banchory Lodge Hotel on Thursday 14 January. The seminar, attended by over 100, followed intensive dialogue behind the scenes between the Board and public agencies, … Continue reading

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ASFB & RAFTS respond to Scottish Government salmon conservation proposals

ASFB and RAFTS have today submitted a joint response to the Scottish Government proposals for salmon conservation, which were formally advertised on 28 September. A copy of the response can be viewed HERE

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Dee District Salmon Fishery Board and River Dee Trust welcome news of the discovery of first salmon fry in the Culter catchment in 250 years

The Dee District Salmon Fishery Board and River Dee Trust have welcomed news of the discovery of the first salmon fry to have been born in the Culter catchment in 250 years. The River Dee electrofishing team made the discovery … Continue reading

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Association of Salmon Fishery Boards welcome Scottish Government’s salmon conservation proposals

NEWS RELEASE                23 July 2015 The Association of Salmon Fishery Boards (ASFB) have welcomed the proposals for a new conservation scheme for wild salmon stocks announced by Scottish Government today. Under the Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 2003 … Continue reading

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Report on beavers in Scotland goes to Minister

12 June, 2015 Options for the future of beavers in Scotland have been outlined in a final report sent to the Scottish Government today (12 June) by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH). The “Beavers in Scotland” report, published today, is one … Continue reading

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