Spey Fishery Board Interim Statement

The Board issued a Statement on the 18th May, acknowledging the particularly poor spring catches and the widespread concern about the decline in the numbers of adult salmon returning to the river. The Board recognises that these concerns remain and have been exacerbated by particularly low water levels and a prolonged spell of dry, very warm weather.


The Board has every sympathy for the proprietors, ghillies and visiting anglers in these exceptional and particularly difficult times. It is convening an Extraordinary meeting on Monday the 16th July to discuss what actions it might take to ameliorate this situation. We shall publish the outcome of this meeting soon afterwards, but I wanted to assure you in the meantime that the Board is working actively and aggressively to consider all of the options available to it.


Brian Doran

Chairman, Spey Fishery Board


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  1. Dinty leach at 5:28 pm

    If it is true that hatcheries May be outlawed by the Scottish Parliament, perhaps consideration might be given to mandating better control / rebuilding of redds.

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