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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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