Year: 2016

River Spey Catchment Management Plan

The Spey Catchment Initiative are pleased to announce that the updated and revised River Spey Catchment Management Plan has been published. An electronic version of the plan can be downloaded here. Grant Moir, Chief Executive…

SFB Public Meeting – 30th November 2016

The Spey Fishery Board will be holding a Public Meeting at Fleming Hall, Queen’s Road, Aberlour, AB38 9PR on Wednesday 30th November 2016 at 7:00pm. TOPICS TO BE PRESENTED: The 2016 Season Water Abstraction Update Wild…

Spey Fishery Board Meeting – Tuesday 15th November

The Spey Fishery Board will be holding a Meeting on Tuesday 15th November at 9:30 AM  at the Craigellachie Hotel, Victoria Street, Craigellachie AB38 9SR. Members of the public are invited to attend as observers. For further information,…

Avon Broodstock Catch-up 2016

The River Avon broodstock catch-up took place today under the guidance of Hatchery Manager, Jimmy Woods assisted by the Bailiffs and a squad of keen volunteers including William Mountain and Rory Mountain (Delfur Fishings), Willie…

Ghillie Sandy Smith Retires

Knockando Head Ghillie, Sandy Smith has retired after some 40 years of salmon fishing at the Knockando Beat on the Spey. Sandy recalled, "My grounding as a Ghillie could not have been in a better place…

Week commencing 19th September 2016.

Well the season stutters to a close, and next week I will have my first Sunday off eight months! It has been getting harder and harder to keep the reports fresh and exciting. Over the…

2017 Spey Conservation Policy

Scottish legislation requires that all salmon caught before the 1st April must be released.  In order to protect the integrity of the Spey stock and to maximise their spawning potential, the Spey Fishery Board’s policy…

Week Commencing 12th September 2016

Well the weather forecast was reasonably accurate; the timings might have been slightly out, but not too much. Next week is pretty similar some days warm and sunny, the next cloudy and overcast. Temperatures remain…

Week Commencing 5th September 2016

Last week’s forecast was not particularly accurate it seemed to forget the gale force winds which made fishing difficult and the rain promised for the weekend arrived a day or so early pushing the river…
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