Please see link below for notification for the forthcoming Ness DSFB September 2023 Board Meeting at 14:00 on the 21st Sept 2023.
Please see link below for notification for the forthcoming Ness DSFB December Board Meeting at 14:00 on the 16th March 2023.
Ness DSFB March 2023 meeting notification
The Ness District Salmon Fishery Board will be holding an annual Public meeting on the evening of the 30th January (7pm) at Canal Park, in the Highland Rugby Clubhouse.
This will be the first public meeting since Jan 2020 so we look forward to a good attendance. The meeting will focus on the activities of the Board over the last year and the priorities for 2023.
The meeting notification can be found here.
The draft 2022 Annual Report was approved at the December Board meeting and has now been published – link here
It has been another busy year for the Board, staff and Board members alike, and a productive one with actions underway on many fronts. The reported rod catch for the season was 837 salmon and grilse, which is the best since 2018. There are signs that the spring run is improving and the grilse catch was better than the five and ten year average. Catches are still low compared to historical catches but there are reasons for optimism.
Please see link below for notification for the forthcoming Ness DSFB December Board Meeting at 14:30 on the 15th December 2022. The meeting will be preceded by the Annual Meeting of Qualified Proprietors at 14:00.
Please see link below for notification for the forthcoming Ness DSFB September Board Meeting. The triennial election will follow the Board Meeting at 4pm.
Please click the link below for notification of forthcoming Ness DSFB Quarterly Board Meeting
You may recall that Marine Scotland Science, Fishery Management Scotland and the local boards and trusts were involved in an Scotland wide adult salmon sampling programme last year. This involved collecting accurate weight and/or lengths of rod caught fish and the collection of scale samples. The Ness was one of the biggest contributors to the study, for that we are indebted to the Dochfour ghilles, Grant and Cameron, who sampled most of the fish.
The report on that study has now been made available. Regional differences on smolt and adult sea ages have been identified with a greater proportion of younger age e.g. one year old smolts, in the south of the country.
It would be nice if this survey was repeated again this year. We have been collecting scales all spring from a number of beats, mainly for genetic analysis but they could I am sure contribute to this study also, and would provide a season long sample.
Any questions please feel free to ask – email@example.com
Please click on link below for notification of forthcoming Ness DSFB Board Meeting
The annual meeting of qualified proprietors will be held on 16th December 2021. Given ongoing COVID restrictions this meeting will be held via ZOOM.