Scotland

Scottish Government Presiding Over “Unrestricted Wholesale Slaughter”

The netting catch of salmon in Scotland leapt by a massive 50% in 2013, leading to the Salmon & Trout Association accusing the Scottish Government of presiding over “Unrestricted Wholesale Slaughter” ... Full story

Wild Sea Trout Being Eaten Alive as Sea Lice Thrive

Wild sea trout being ‘eaten alive’ by fish-farm parasites in Wester Ross following farmers’ failure to control lice numbers on farmed salmon. On-farm lice numbers nine times industry lice thresholds. ... Full story

Salmon Anglers Tackle the Scottish Independence Issue

An independent Scotland would have a damaging effect on the nation’s salmon fishing industry, creating uncertainty for the annual £240 million income from country sports tourism, claims new research. The report reveals that over half of anglers fear that the break up of the Union would have an adverse impact on field sports tourism. One in four declared themselves “very worried” by the prospect. ... Full story

Kidnapping The Reverend Mother - Fly Fishing Drama

A double-team effort from Roger Beck (words) and Stephen Cheetham (fly-tying) this month which recounts the tale of how a Reverend Mother was whisked away from South Uist to be put to work at Bolton Abbey. ... Full story

New initiative begins to remove mink in north Scotland

The largest ever initiative to remove breeding American mink from north Scotland is now underway reports the Scottish Wildlife Trust. ... Full story

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