Farmed Salmon

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River Stinchar – action to take if you think you have caught a Farmed Salmon Background With 48,000 fish escaping from Carradale 3 weeks ago, they are beginning to turn up in our rivers including the Stinchar. They pose a huge threat to wild Atlantic salmon and can breed with wild fish weakening our stocks. […]

Chairman’s Report 2018

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I would like to welcome you all here this evening. Thank you for attending the 2019 AGM of the River Stinchar Fishery Board. Your presence is heartening to the Board, please pass on to friends, neighbours and anglers the news of what this Board is doing on behalf of the river and it’s valley communities. […]

Finally we have some proper rain

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There has been very little to report on the river this season to date. We have suffered from very low water for most of the spring and experienced the driest April for many years, May wasn’t much better. I have not heard of any salmon landed yet but Gordon Hyslop did run into some sea […]

Chairman’s Report 2016

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I would like to welcome you all to this year’s AGM of the River Stinchar Fishery Board. It is important that these meetings are well attended so that those who have an interest in the river can keep abreast of what the Board has been doing on their behalf in these challenging times. Both the […]

New Code Of Practice – 2016

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The Scottish Government has designated the Stinchar as a “category 2” river. This means that the River Stinchar District Fishery Board has to take appropriate management action to ensure that further exploitation of Atlantic salmon stock is reduced in our river. Failure to achieve this will result in our river being downgraded to a “category […]

August 2015

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August report 2015 Ballantrae Bridge has been very lightly fished by the family and his guests so far and are counting a number of good quality grilse. The larger fish seem to have carried on up river. Balnowlart continued to put a few on the bank during the month. Successful rods here were Andy Ewing, […]

week beginning Aug 3rd

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Week beginning Aug 3rd, water all week has provided the anglers with some fantastic sport. The start of the week the levels were on the low side with only an odd fish caught ,then as we moved into midweek things really got going with the water going over 7ft on the gauge At Colmonell bridge. […]

June 2015

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I received a report of an 11lb fish from the Little Pinmore stretch up on the wee Stinchar. It was caught just below the railway viaduct on the 3rd June by Angus McTaggart. Things are very slow here on the fishing front due to a lack of water. Last Sunday (28th June) we had a […]

May 2015

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The first salmon of the season was caught on the 29th May from the Scaur at Knockdolian by myself (Gordon Hyslop) It was late evening just after 9pm, the fish took a Stinchar Flamethrower Tube, it was around 11lbs, a hen fish, no lice but spanking fresh and after a quick photo swam away strongly. […]

Spring catch and release now law in Scotland

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The Scottish Government has banned the killing of Salmon by rod and line and nets before April 1st. The law comes into force on Jan 9th 2015. If a fish is killed accidentally it MUST BE RETURNED TO THE RIVER. Many district boards are strongly recommending that this law should be extended to July 1st. […]