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Nith Angler wins the Malloch Trophy for largest fly caught salmon

December 19, 2011

2011 winner of Scotland’s most prestigious angling award, the greatest honour in British gamefishing   The Chairman of the Tay Foundation, owners of the Savills Malloch Trophy – for the largest salmon caught on the fly and safely returned during the year (Read More…)

Minister of Environment and Climate Change visits Nith catchment

November 23, 2011

Stewart Stevenson, Scottish Government Minister for Environment and Climate Change, recently accepted an invitation from Nith District Salmon Fishery Board to visit the Nith Catchment to experience the unique circumstances facing the Board in connection with its daily Fishery Management of the (Read More…)

A new habitat scheme!

November 5, 2011

The Crawick Water has been acknowledged as one of the most productive spawning tributaries for sea trout throughout the Nith catchment.  As such, investment in habitat enhancement has been promoted over the previous 15 years.  Many schemes to exclude riparian grazing and (Read More…)

Sampling sea trout for the Celtic Sea Trout Project

June 16, 2011

Obtaining sea trout samples in the marine environment has been the priority for the Nith DSFB in relation to their contribution to the Celtic Sea Trout Project.  Assisted by the Trust we have used a number of netting methods at various locations (Read More…)

Anglers and Pupils stock salmon into Mid Nithsdale Waters!

February 5, 2011

Staff from the Nith District Salmon Fishery Board and the Nith Catchment Fishery Trust  assisted pupils from Wallacehall Academy and anglers from Mid Nithsdale Angling Association to stock salmon fry into the River Nith at Nith Bridge during the first week of (Read More…)

Engineering Works at Holm Farm, River NIth

January 2, 2011

During the late autumn 2010 the Nith Board were contacted by Network Rail regarding proposed engineering works to arrest the effects of erosion at the Holm Farm on Cowhill Estate.  The river has been changing course over recent years to the point (Read More…)

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