Author Archives: A Campbell, Clerk

Barriers to fish migration

The main focus of the Board’s attention on barrier removal in 2013 has been the barrier on the Culburnie burn.  Discussions continue with SEPA staff with a view to speedy removal as part of the overall RAFTS/SEPA project, however progress is slow.   … Continue reading

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Non-native species

In 2013 the Ness & Beauly Fisheries Trust (NBFT) continued its work on non-native species in the Beauly District Fishery Board catchment.  The treatment of Japanese Knotweed on the Bridgend Burn, Beauly appears to have been largely successful and follow … Continue reading

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2013 Review

(Posted 17/2/14)   The total recorded catch for 2013 was disappointing. Although spring catches were encouraging, the summer fishing was difficult. As with much of the country, the prolonged drought resulted in low river levels, high temperatures with consequent weed growth … Continue reading

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Boost for Ness and Beauly salmon as Fishery Board talks see Firth netting cease

More salmon are set to access the Ness and Beauly river systems thanks to an agreement that is the first step in a major strategy to reverse the decline of the local salmon populations. The Ness District Salmon Fishery Board, … Continue reading

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