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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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Initial response of the Association of Fishery Boards and the Rivers and Fisheries Trusts of Scotland to Scottish Government’s consultation paper on wild fisheries reform

The Association of Fishery Boards (ASFB), which represents Scotland’s 41 district salmon fishery boards, and the Rivers and Fisheries Trusts of Scotland (RAFTS), representing 26 local Trusts, will engage constructively in the consultation process on a new management and regulatory … Continue reading

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Fishery Boards unite to lease Ythan estuary and coastal nets. Netting will not proceed in 2015 in the interests of conservation.

Following negotiations between local fishery boards and the Usan Salmon Company, commercial salmon and sea trout netting in the Ythan estuary and on the coast just to the south will not take place during 2015. The netting rights in question, … Continue reading

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Sundown on the Deveron – barbeque and fundraising evening: 6 June

The Deveron, Bogie & Isla Rivers Charitable Trust is hosting a BBQ at Mayen Estate on the 6th June 2015 with an auction to raise funds for practical habitat restoration, predator control, Invasive non-native species control and the local schools … Continue reading

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New salmon season on the Dee gets underway with benefactor Martin Gilbert of Aberdeen Asset Management making the first cast

The start of the 2015 salmon fishing season on the River Dee will be celebrated on Monday February 2nd with an official opening ceremony on the riverbank by Potarch Bridge. Martin Gilbert, trailblazing local businessman and Chief Executive of Aberdeen … Continue reading

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Paul Young to open the salmon fishing season on the River Tay, as statutory “no kill” for salmon before April comes into effect

Paul Young, the well-known Scottish television actor and presenter, opens the salmon fishing season on the Tay at the Hilton Dunkeld House tomorrow (15 January). A ceremony, organised by the Hilton in conjunction with Dunkeld and Birnam Angling Association, the … Continue reading

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Association of Fishery Boards reminds anglers of new statutory requirement to release all salmon caught before April

As the new salmon fishing season begins on many northern rivers, the Association of Salmon Fishery Boards (ASFB) is reminding anglers that it is now a legal requirement that all salmon caught before April are released back into the water. … Continue reading

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2014 winner of Scotland’s most prestigious angling award, the greatest honour in British gamefishing, announced

The 2014 winner of the FishPal Malloch Trophy – for one of the largest salmon caught by an angler on a fly and safely returned during the year in Scottish waters – has been announced. The successful angler is Wayne … Continue reading

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Stronger control on killing wild salmon

Scottish Government News Release The killing of wild salmon could require a licence following a public consultation that will be launched early in the new year. The consultation will seek views on a conservation measure to ban killing wild salmon … Continue reading

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