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Speyside Highschool pupils are hooked on angling and rural skills
One of the important objectives of the Spey Fishery Board is to promote understanding of its various initiatives through an education programme. Our programme is offered to 3 primary schools within the River Spey catchment area each year and raises
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 highlighted yet another impact of
Extreme Electrofishing the Upper Avon
A blog by Michael Macdonald The River Avon (pronounced A’an) is considered to be an extremely productive tributary of the lower Spey catchment, joining at Ballindalloch, the Avon has an impact on the characteristics of the lower Spey in terms
Salmon skin damage and disease
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 infection (Saprolegnia). Nothing new there
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 some of the major tributaries.
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 requiring a long drive on