Year: 2015

Dulnain spawning walk

It was a bit dull and dreich today after so many beautiful days but with river levels still low we took the opportunity to walk a section in the middle reaches of the River Dulnain…

End of season wash-up

The 2015 season figures are all in now and I am pleased to say it was overall the best season since 2011. Hopefully 2016 will continue to improve. The seatrout catch was 2,175, down from…

Avon spawning recce

Steve and myself, accompanied by a local photographer interested in salmon, headed for the upper Avon (A'an) today to check on the spawning activity.  This was the same trip as we had made three years…

Presentations at SFB Public Meeting

The Spey Fishery Board and the Spey Foundation held a public meeting on Tuesday 20th October, in Aberlour.  The meeting was opened by SFB Chairman, Brian Doran who gave an introduction and an overview of…

Wildlife Filmmaking on the River Spey

Earlier this year Gavin Shand, a student from the University of the West of England in Bristol, contacted the Spey Fishery Board to discuss putting together a wildlife film as part of his Masters course.  Gavin wanted…

Spey Fishery Board Public Meeting

The Spey Fishery Board will be holding a Public Meeting at Fleming Hall, Queen's Road, Aberlour, AB38 9PR on Tuesday 20th October 2015 at 7:00pm. TOPICS TO BE PRESENTED: The 2015 Season Wild Fisheries Reform…

Canoe sawbill counts

All hands were roped into completing one of our regular sawbill counts today. The Spey mainstem from Broomhill Bridge downstream is counted synchronously on four occasions throughout the year. Last year an October count was…

Spey mainstem analysis: parr size distribution

The Spey mainstem is too big for quantitiative electrofishing surveys in the normal manner but last year we re-introduced some of the quadrat surveys with defined areas of the riverbed electrofished semi-quantitatively i.e. single run…

Spey Fishery Board Minutes

The Minutes from the Spey Fishery Board Open Meeting held on Friday 22nd May 2015 are now available to read here.  
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