Electro fishing event on the river Conon.Electro fishing and kick sampling Event
Pink salmon update
There have now been two pink salmon captures reported in the Cromarty Firth region, one from the Conon and one from the Alness.
Fishery Management Scotland have produced an update regarding pink salmon in Scotland 170814 – INNS – FMS Statement – Pink salmon 3
Please retain any pink salmon captured and report the capture to Fishery Board staff
Scotland’s Salmon Festival will be held in Inverness starting on the 29th of August. Follow the link below for details
The first Pink salmon was reported from Lower Fairburn this week. A male fish coming into spawning condition was caught on Lower Fairburn.
Anglers are asked to retain any Pink salmon caught and report the capture to Board staff.
Catch and release guidance
Catch and release is a very effective tool to protect wild fish stocks to be effective it has to be done carefully and the leaflet below gives some very useful guidance. Hard copies of the leaflet are also available and will be distributed to ghillies and angling clubs
There will be a Highland Volunteering event on the 10th of June at Merkinch Nature Reserve in Inverness.
Local Fishery Boards and Trusts will be there and will carry out a demonstration of coastal survey netting.
Highland Outdoor Volunteer Day – Poster – Final
Follow Cromarty Fisheries @CfFisheries on twitter for regular updates on projects in the Cromarty Firth region
There is to be a start of season Board Meeting on Friday the 17th of February at 11am at Tor Achilty Dam
The agenda for the meeting can found at the link below
17 02 17 CFFB Meeting Agenda
Lord Nickson Hatchery Opening
On the 14th of December Lord Nickson officially opened the new hatchery at Contin which has been named in his honour in recognition of the enormous contribution he has made and continues to make to salmon conservation in the Cromarty Firth region.
The opening was attended by Board members, local anglers, Board and SSE staff. Lord Nickson took the opportunity to emphasise the importance of the close working partnership between the Cromarty Firth Fishery Board and SSE. He also was able to thank the SSE engineers for their achievement in completing such a complex project in the very limited time period between the demolition of the old hatchery in June and the start of broodstock collection in November.