Year: 2012

Delfur tour

I had a wee spawning tour of the Delfur beat this afternoon in the company of the beat ghillies. Despite the apparent stability of the Delfur pools the ghillies were keen to point out that…

All quiet in the mddle river

I took a quick stroll along the river at Knockando this afternoon. The river was up a wee bit, 1'4" on the beat gauge and with the slightly peaty water and low light levels it…

Tulchan Burn redd count

The conditions weren't too promising but we are running out of time for redd counting so together with three Tulchan ghillies a redd count was completed in the Tulchan Burn. Aside from the lying snow it turned out…

Last Minute Availability

AVAILABILITY AT ORTON   Interested parties should contact Catherine Milton at the Orton Estate Office on 01343 880240 between the hours of 9.30am and 1.00pm Monday to Thursday.

A Spey urban burn

The redd count on the Rothes Burn provided some interesting info. The Rothes Burn has many of the typical problems of urban burns: japanese knotweed all along the banks, litter, engineering (gabions, pipes etc) and obstructions.…

More main river spawning

I had a walk at lunchtime along the river today close to my house. Considering the concern about numbers of fish this year it was good to see reasonable numbers of redds with many fish…

Where have the parr gone?

The other day I had a walk up one of the burns identified in the electrofishing report as suffering from an apparent decline in the salmon parr density.  Spawning time is a critical time of…

Spey Electrofishing Report 2012

A key role of the Spey Foundation is to monitor the health of salmon and trout stocks throughout the Spey catchment. A rotational monitoring system has been established with selected tributaries and the mainstem surveyed…

Spey mainstem spawning

The first reports of salmon spawning lower half of the Spey mainstem were received last week from Castle Grant.  Following that report I had a quick look in the Aberlour area last week where I saw about…

Allt Lorgy restoration project

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…
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