Articles Written By: Brian Shaw

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The cost of hydro

The cost of hydro

As if the situation with hydro abstraction on the Spey wasn't bad enough Envirocentre Spey Abstractions 2021 Report a visit to Spey Dam yesterday to check how the sediment abstraction above the dam was progressing…
Week commencing 19th July

Week commencing 19th July

It has been great weather for most tourists, all except angling visitors that is. We have had sunshine every day, with a falling river and rising air, and river, temperatures. There was low cloud cover…
Week commencing 5th July

Week commencing 5th July

The weather improved this week, or at least if you are a salmon fisher, it did. Cooler temperatures and spells of rain put the river up mid week with a second rise on Saturday, and…

Week commencing 22nd Feb

We didn't really have any February weather this year, it went from January (freezing) to March (mild) almost overnight in mid February. Not only did we not have any February weather, we didn't have any…

Week Commencing 15th Feb

The thaw really set in this week. It was surprising how quickly the low ground turned green and by midday on Monday the river was rising. It continued to rise all week, culminating in a…

Opening Week 2021

The prolonged cold weather we have experienced this year looks like it is at last loosening it's vice like winter grip on the river, although the thaw came to late for opening day. Depending on…

Missing Salmon Project 2019 Spey

The interim report of the Atlantic Salmon Trust "Missing Salmon Project" Spey 2019 can be downloaded Spey MSP Report 2019 Spey River highlights • Throughout the smolt run, a total of 170 smolts; 149 salmon…

Salmon skin damage and disease 2019

Over the last week or two many reports of disease in wild adult salmon populations have been reported. These reports have been widespread ranging from Scotland to Scandinavian. The common factor is death through fungal…
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