Association News

Fishing report 30th July

With the river now running high for several days fish are now entering the river. They have been seen negotiating the weirs at Bridge of Allan and at Dunblane and already a number have been caught. These are very fresh fish and in excellent condition. With the best months still  to come things are looking up

 

Armadale tracking project   Tags Wanted    Reward

Marine Scotland (in conjunction with local DSFBs and Fisheries Trusts) is tracking salmon from July 2017 and would like your help.   If you catch a salmon with a tag (as shown in the attached photograph) near the dorsal

fin, then please remove it by cutting through the plastic cord to remove the acoustic tag

(black cylinder). Please note that the colour of the cord may vary from yellow.

 

Please send the acoustic tag, also with a note of day and location of capture, to:

Armadale Tracking,Freshwater Fisheries Laboratory,Faskally,Pitlochry,PH16 5LB

Please enclose your name, postal and email (if applicable) address and we will send

you £20 in reward.

 

If you have any other information about the fish (eg a photo, length, sex) then please

include it when you send in the tag. However, please do not delay the safe return of the

fish to the water to obtain any such information.

 

River Classification.

 Marine Scotland have now advised on the reclassification of the River Allan. The Allan is now upgraded to a Grade 2 river and there will be some  relaxation on taking of salmon.  Although all it is now possible to take salmon on the River Allan it is necessary for anglers and for the Association to demonstrate that enough fish are being returned to the system to maintain satisfactory juvenile recruitment. The Association has therefore adopted the Code of Practice recommended  by the River Forth Fisheries Trust and the Forth District Salmon Fishery  Board. We therefore recommend that only one salmon may be taken on any day  with a season limit of two salmon. We also recommend that anglers seriously consider   returning all salmon. If you don't need it- you don't need to kill it.

 

Committee Meetings

The Committee meets regularly to discuss issues relating to the river. Matters for discussion have mostly been about increasing the numbers of members and a number of initiatives are ongoing. The proposed new fisheries legislation has been a major topic but we are advised that the powers that be have not yet come to a decision on the way forward.  The 2017  revaluation of salmon fisheries is an ongoing issue and the Association has tendered appeals on these and will  advise on progress as we go along.

 

  

 

 

 

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