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BBC Scotland – Scottish salmon farming’s sea lice ‘crisis’

The Scottish salmon farming industry is facing major problems from sea lice, which have led to a cut in output, fast rising costs and a big rise in prices. The problem is not new, but it has burgeoned during this …

Wild Fisheries Reform

The Scottish Government have issued a press release relating to Wild Fisheries Reform http://news.gov.scot/news/wild-fisheries Fisheries Management Scotland have welcomed the clarity provided by the Cabinet Secretary’s recent statement on wild fisheries reform. Dr Alan Wells, Fisheries Management Scotland Chief Executive …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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.  

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 …

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 …

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

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