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Fishery Boards unite to lease Ythan estuary and coastal nets. Netting will not proceed in 2015 in the interests of conservation.

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Following negotiations between local fishery boards and the Usan Salmon Company, commercial salmon and sea trout netting in the Ythan estuary and on the coast just to the south will not take place during 2015. The netting rights in question, … Read the whole article

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Sundown on the Deveron – barbeque and fundraising evening: 6 June

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The Deveron, Bogie & Isla Rivers Charitable Trust is hosting a BBQ at Mayen Estate on the 6th June 2015 with an auction to raise funds for practical habitat restoration, predator control, Invasive non-native species control and the local schools … Read the whole article

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New salmon season on the Dee gets underway with benefactor Martin Gilbert of Aberdeen Asset Management making the first cast

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The start of the 2015 salmon fishing season on the River Dee will be celebrated on Monday February 2nd with an official opening ceremony on the riverbank by Potarch Bridge. Martin Gilbert, trailblazing local businessman and Chief Executive of Aberdeen … Read the whole article

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Paul Young to open the salmon fishing season on the River Tay, as statutory “no kill” for salmon before April comes into effect

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Paul Young, the well-known Scottish television actor and presenter, opens the salmon fishing season on the Tay at the Hilton Dunkeld House tomorrow (15 January). A ceremony, organised by the Hilton in conjunction with Dunkeld and Birnam Angling Association, the … Read the whole article

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Association of Fishery Boards reminds anglers of new statutory requirement to release all salmon caught before April

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As the new salmon fishing season begins on many northern rivers, the Association of Salmon Fishery Boards (ASFB) is reminding anglers that it is now a legal requirement that all salmon caught before April are released back into the water. … Read the whole article

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2014 winner of Scotland’s most prestigious angling award, the greatest honour in British gamefishing, announced

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The 2014 winner of the FishPal Malloch Trophy – for one of the largest salmon caught by an angler on a fly and safely returned during the year in Scottish waters – has been announced. The successful angler is Wayne … Read the whole article

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Stronger control on killing wild salmon

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Scottish Government News Release The killing of wild salmon could require a licence following a public consultation that will be launched early in the new year. The consultation will seek views on a conservation measure to ban killing wild salmon … Read the whole article

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‘Pearls in Peril’ plans get the go ahead

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The ‘Pearls in Peril’ EU LIFE project have been granted permission by landowners, SEPA and the Cairngorms National Park to carry out river bank restoration works in Glen Doll and Glen Clova next year.  In May 2015 13 sections of … Read the whole article

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Scottish Government take forward further protection for spring salmon

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Scottish Government News Release – Conversation order laid in parliament. Early-running spring salmon are being further protected through mandatory catch and release measures. The measures, which come into force before the start of the 2015 season and will run for … Read the whole article

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Moray Firth Trout Initiative wins National Conservation Award

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The Moray Firth Trout Initiative (MFTI) recently won the Wild Trout Hero Award at the Annual Wild Trout Trust Conservation Awards in London. Over 100 guests attended a Wild Trout Trust evening at the Savile Club in Mayfair to present … Read the whole article

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