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Fishery Management Scotland Grilse Briefing

Fishery Management Scotland Briefing on 2017 grilse run Fishery Management Scotland has produced a briefing on the 2017 grilse run. (see link below) We have seen a similar pattern in the Cromarty Firth region developing for a number of years. … Continue reading

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Pink salmon update

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 – … Continue reading

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Pink salmon caught on the Conon

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.

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catch and release guidance

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 … Continue reading

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IFM Award

IFM Award For the last two years Edward Rush has been studying for the Institute of Fisheries Management Diploma. This has been a significant commitment on top of a very busy workload managing the bailiffing team. Not only has Edward … Continue reading

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New Hatchery

New Hatchery Progress The construction of the new hatchery at Contin is going well, is due for completion ahead of schedule and well in time for this seasons broodstock collection. Construction of frame of new building Shell of building completed … Continue reading

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Orrin Fish Pass upgrade

Orrin Fish Pass Upgrade After the works last year to restore the fish Pass at Orrin Falls, Fairburn House have carried out further works to improve the pass, with the replacement of a temporary step in the pass with a … Continue reading

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Strathrannoch restoration

Strathrannoch restoration project update For a number of years the Cromarty Firth Fishery Board has been working with the Forestry Commission to restore riverbank habitats in the headwaters of the Blackwater, Alness and Peffery. The photograph below shows the view … Continue reading

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Ken Howie

Ken Howie We recently received the sad news that Ken Howie passed away last week. Ken was a Trustee of the Cromarty Firth Fishery Trust and a long term supporter of the work of the Board and Trust. His involvement … Continue reading

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Balnagown Giant Hogweed

Fishery board staff have been busy spraying giant hogweed (when the rain has stayed away !) on the Balnagown.

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