There will be an Annual Public Meeting of the Argyll District Salmon Fishery Board on Tuesday 22nd April at 1pm in the Argyll Hotel, Inveraray. All members of the public are invited. This will be followed by the AGM. See our Meetings page for more information.
Any rainbow trout caught should be recorded (date, location, size) and either kept or at least photographed. This evidence will help us to continue to represent your interests with Dawnfresh regarding escapes of rainbows from their cages on Loch Etive, and indeed Dawnfresh have asked us to let them know when rainbow trout are caught. Any evidence should be passed to Ewan MacLellan (bailiff) or Craig MacIntyre (Clerk).
The Association of Salmon Fishery Boards have started a campaign calling for no wild salmon to be killed before mid-May (http://www.asfb.org.uk/asfb-calls-for-zero-exploitation-of-salmon-before-mid-may/). This campaign is an effort to protect the spring salmon run and the Argyll DSFB is supporting the initiative. We would therefore be obliged if all proprietors would ask their anglers to return all salmon caught before the 17th May.
On 29th January, Craig MacIntyre attended the planning hearing for the Dawnfresh Etive 6 site, A&B Council ref 13/01379/MFF. This was the hearing for the application for a new rainbow trout farm site in Loch Etive on an old shellfish farm site. See the report on ADSFB representation at the hearing here.
See the catch returns page for the latest 2013 catch returns for Argyll rivers.
The Argyll DSFB Annual General Meeting and Public Meeting will both be held on the afternoon of Tuesday 22nd April in Inveraray.
You can now download the minutes from the Board meeting held on 23rd October from our publications page here. Also available are the Clerk’s report, the AFT Biologist’s report and the presentation given by Alan Wells from ASFB.
The Argyll DSFB meeting on 23rd October will be held in the Loch Fyne Hotel in Inveraray. The Hotel is on the main road just before you leave the village heading south.
This is a reminder that the next Board meeting will be on Wednesday 23rd October 2013 at 1pm. The venue is still to be confirmed. The meeting will be followed by the Argyll Fisheries Trust AGM, which you are all very welcome to stay for.
The main issue to be addressed at the meeting is the Aquaculture and Fisheries Act and its implications for the governance of the Argyll DSFB. Visit this page on the Scottish Government website for more information.
Please let Craig MacIntyre have any other items for the agenda.
Please confirm as soon as possible if you will be attending the meeting.
All the 2013 levy payment invoices have now been sent out. If you haven’t received yours please get in touch. If paying by bank transfer please remember to put your surname or beat number (e.g. Nell100) as a reference, otherwise we won’t know who has paid it.
Please help us by paying on time. Having to send out reminders uses up time that could be better spent on other things such as responding to the numerous consultations we receive about new fish farms, wind farms and hydro schemes that could potentially affect your fisheries.