Year: 2012

Allt an Fhithich

The Allt an Fhithich, or as it is otherwise known the Milton Burn (one of many such named burns in the Spey catchment), is a small burn which enters the Spey at Cromdale Bridge. Like many of…

Week Commencing 24th September.

Well TGIF, no not thank God it’s Friday but rather thank God it’s finished at last the 2012 season has come to an end. I do not have the figures for the river but I…

Aberlour Meeting

Many thanks to those who attended the meeting in Aberlour last night. The feedback received from the meeting has been generally positive although there are obviously differences of opinion regarding some aspects of the management…

Week Commencing 17th September

As we enter the last week of the season guess what, the forecast for next week is rain, heavy at the start of the week, pretty much what is has been every week of this…

Burn of Lochy

It has been very busy recently and I have been juggling electrofishing, stocking, preparation for the Aberlour meeting and a bit of fishing! Today we carried out four electrofishing surveys in the Burn of Lochy catchment. The…

Week Commencing 10th September

Well it is mid September already, just a couple more weeks to go and this season will be over, and writing reports when the river is not at its best is hard work! Again there…

0+ monitoring Burn of Brown

The Burn of Brown has been stocked for a number of years principally because there is what is considered to be a partially inaccessible waterfall just above its confluence with the Lochy, which it joins…

Amendment to Salmon Conservation Policy

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…

Trout olympics stunt backfires!

Sandy Smith, ghillie at Phones flagged me down yesterday before handing over a little parcel. Inside was a recently dead 8 inch trout which Sandy has found on the riverbank. It wasn't hard to see…
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