The Spey Fishery Board will be holding a Public Meeting on Thursday 5th September 2013 at the Fleming Hall in Aberlour from 7:00pm until 9:00pm.
All are very welcome to come along.
Following the successful Public Meeting held in Aberlour in September last year the Spey Fishery Board held a similar meeting in London on Tuesday 30th April from 6:30pm – 9pm. The meeting was held at the Headquarters of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, Parliament Square, London SW1P 3AD.
The presentations are now available to download:
Alan Williams Spey Fishery Board/Foundation Chairman Click here
Brian Shaw Spey Foundation Biologist Click here
Duncan Ferguson Spey Fishery Board Operations Manager Click here
Roger Knight Spey Fishery Board/Foundation Director Click here
The first Spey Briefing of 2013 is now available for downloaded HERE. The Briefing includes details of the Spey opening day catches and prize winers, a summary of the 2012 season, conservation policy and habtat restoration work underway in the catchment.
We have a limited run of printed copies but these are primarily for circulation in the fishing huts along the river. If you have any questions regarding the Briefing please get in touch via the contact page.
The 2012 Spey Fishery Board Annual Report can be viewed by clicking here.
The report is a substantial document detailing the work of the Fishery Board and the Spey Foundation over the course of the last year. The file is a large document but please do take the time to download. If you have any questions about the contents of the report please contact the office. Printed copies can be obtained from the office if required.
The Spey Catchment Initiative recently completed the initial restoration works on a project to restore natural river functions on the Allt Lorgy, a Dulnain tributary. The Lorgy in its lower reaches had previously been straightened and consequently required constant remedial works to manage gravel movements and deposits. The thrust of the project involved removing embankments and hard engineering (big boulders) to allow the river to find its own course. A summary of the project can be seen here .
The Spey Fishery Board’s Salmon Conservation Policy will henceforth be prefaced by the following amendment:
“The Board considers the Conservation of Fish entering the river before the end of May to be of the utmost importance. The Board urges all anglers to release these fish if at all possible. Most of the larger fish arrive in the river in the early months and these are the fish which have the potential to make the most significant contribution to successful spawning and are likely to be the fish which spawn in the upper reaches of the catchment. The Board will continue to monitor the success of the Conservation Policy and further consideration may be given to a recommendation for total Catch & Release in these months in the absence of signs of further restraint.”
Printed copies of the revised Conservation Policy will be produced and distributed in due course but the policy can be viewed here.
The June 2012 Spey Briefing has now been published focusing on Salmon Head Lesions. This briefing contains details of the symptoms observed on some of the fish in the river this year and the sampling and diagnosis undertaken by Marine Scotland Science. A statement from the Spey Fishery Board and details of the monitoring system to evaluate the situation are included. Enhanced biosecurity measures have been implemented following recommendations by Marine Scotland Science.
The June 2012 Spey Briefing is available to download here.