Year: 2015

Estuarine netting and fish identification

In my youth I spent several summers working on an estuary salmon sweep netting station. One of the fascinations was the range of species caught although with a mesh size of 2" plus knot to…

Week Commencing 21st September 2015

Well that’s it, another season has flown by, well I suppose technically there are three days left but this is my last weekly report for 2015. The weather forecast was fairly accurate and the rain…

Week Commencing 14th September 2015

Another predominately dry week, it is strange it has taken till almost the end of the season for us to have an almost settled fortnight. There is some rain forecast for tonight and tomorrow morning…

Up in the hills again

We had a great morning up in the hills today finishing off the upper Dulnain electrofishing surveys. Once again we were lucky with the weather although there was cloud on the high tops which spoilt…

Week Commencing 7th September

Well that is two weeks on the trot I have managed to get the weather forecast reasonably right. There was almost no rain last week and the river dropped back to close to summer level,…

SFB Briefing for September

The Spey Fishery Board/Spey Foundation Briefing for September is now available to read here.  In this edition you will find information on the following topics: Salmon & Grilse Catches for February - June 2015 Wild Fisheries…

Spey mainstem salmon fry surveys 2015

It may have been a summer of excellent conditions for angling but the up and down water levels have played havoc with the electrofishing programme, especially in the mainstem. However, with only three sites remaining…

Week Commencing 31st August 2015

The weather behaved itself last week and it rained everyday just as forecast, and equally as predicted the river rose. Wednesday morning was almost unfishable because of the conditions but the river had settled back…

Kill Licences and Carcass Tagging

On the 23rd July 2015, the Scottish Government announced its intentions to prohibit the killing of salmon out-with estuary limits and to introduce a licencing system for the killing of any wild salmon, together with…

Week Commencing 24th August 2015

Last week the rain on Monday pushed up the river on Tuesday and then just as it started to drop away again more rain pushed it up again. I always say at this time of…
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