As you know, we joined the Salmon and Trout Conservation SmartRivers programme last month and benchmarking took place on the Ericht, Shee, Ardle and Lochay on Monday and Tuesday. S&TC scientists joined us on Monday at the Ericht and they took samples in Blairgowrie above the weir, at By-Shot and Concrete Dyke, followed by The…

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Salmon and Trout Conservation is releasing the following to the press today, 29 March: Tay Ghillies Association joins Salmon and Trout Conservation SmartRivers programme Over recent years, anglers on the Tay system have raised concern about decreasing fly life and reduced numbers of wild fish, particularly in some spawning areas in the upper reaches of…

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The TGA visited the Lochay yesterday and were given a detailed tour. No one knows how many fish are ascending this river, the counters, by SSE admission, are inaccurate but locals will tell you there are not the fish spawning in the tributaries that there was previously. Is it time to review and discuss a…

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Sandra Robbins with her 21 lb  Chrome Torpedo from the Woodside @ Taymount on Tuesday afternoon…The Absolutely stunning big fish put up a titanic battle before being released to continue on it way …..Husband Bill also had 16.5 lbder

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We have done so little over the last 15 months and with new projects in the offing we need to look at resurrecting fundraising to ensure we can fulfil the projects that we wish to pursue, We are planning an event some time after the salmon fishing season end. We don’t know what it is…

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The TGA believes that good knowledge of fish numbers entering our river system is vital in the battle to save the Atlantic Salmon. There are some counters on the Tay System, the most notable being the counters on the fish ladder at the Pitlochry Dam fish ladder. We have voiced concerns about the accuracy of…

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The bird count carried out by the TGA from July 2019 to June 2020 was probably one of the most comprehensive ever achieved. The counts are not easy to achieve but we followed Nature Scot protocols and, in the end, we had a good understanding of the numbers and spread of the birds. We have…

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This is a interesting article – is it a good or bad thing? Survey finds beavers establishing strong presence in City of Perth | NatureScot

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