Articles Written By: Brian Shaw

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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…

2018 Spey Electrofishing Report

Described recently as the "Rolls Royce" of electrofishing reports the Mach 2018 version is now available see here. The report details the timed salmon fry index surveys on the Spey mainstem, as well as in…

Spey Catch Declaration 2018

Spey Fishery Board Declare 2018 Catch The Spey Fishery Board is now able to declare the River Spey’s catch for 2018. A total of 3,178 salmon and grilse were caught throughout the season, together with…

Dulnain salmon fry index surveys update

On the first of August we provided an interim report on the Dulnain salmon fry index surveys 2018 see https://www.speyfisheryboard.com/dulnain-salmon-fry-index-surveys-2018/. At the time there were two sites still to do. These were isolated sites, each…

A’an surveys 2018

The River A'an (Avon) is the largest tributary the Spey and is normally a highly significant producer of smolts. It is a diverse and productive river in its own right although it begins as an…

River Calder stocking monitoring

The River Calder is generally taken to mean "hard water" i.e. a bouldery stream, very apt for this mobile river which has its headwaters in the high grounds of the Monadhlaiths before joining the Spey…
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