Articles Written By: Brian Shaw

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Spey juvenile stocks

This graph intrigued me when I produced it Conveniently the Spey rod catch is approximately 10% of the Scottish catch; as you can see the Spey catch on the left axis extends to 12,000, compared…

Tommore trap update

The Tommore Burn smolt trap will be familiar to Spey followers. The Tommore Burn is a lower tributary of the River Avon (A'an), which it joins a short distance upstream of the Delnashaugh Hotel. This…

2017 electrofishing report

A bit later than normal but the Spey Fishery Board Electrofishing report for 2017 has now been published. The report can be accessed from the following link Spey 2017 Electrofishing report If you have any…

Pink salmon egg trials

As readers will know non-native pacific ocean pink salmon (Onchorhynchus gorbuscha) appeared in numbers in many UK rivers this summer. The occasional pink salmon had turned up in Scotland in the past, including a single…

Spey electrofishing update

The water butts on my greenhouse have been virtually full for the last month, due to frequent top-ups from heavy showers.  Despite this the Spey, and tributaries, remain relatively low? Taking advantage of these good…

Spey mainstem surveys update

After eight days of surveying we finished the Spey mainstem salmon fry index surveys today (below Spey dam at least). We usually leave the sites above Spey Dam for a couple more weeks so the…

Spey salmon fry index mainstem surveys 2017

Conditions have been perfect this week for the mainstem salmon fry index surveys, low water being one of the most desirable factors.  Therefore we started the 2017 surveys on Monday making good progress reaching as…

Please look out for tagged salmon

A project to track the movements of salmon caught and released from a netting station on the north Sutherland coast has been initiated by Marine Scotland Science. Reader will recall that in July 2015 the Scottish…
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