Wednesday 20 February 2008

The Tay Western Catchments Project

In summer 2007 Scottish Native Woods launched the Tay Western Catchments Project, starting on the river Lochay at Killin. Televison, radio and press articles have helped publicise this exciting project and further coverage will be ongoing throughout 2008.
This will be Scotland's largest and most comprehensive river survey and aims to stimulate the enhancement of over 1,000 miles of riverside and burnside habitat in the headwaters of the Tay river system.
For more information on this very worthwhile habitat enhancement project Click here.

The Newtyle Beat owners & I both hold Tay Western Catchments Project stakeholder certificates as you see in this short video along with many anglers, ghillies & other interested parties. This area of the Tay's headwaters are predominantly where our spring salmon reproduce. So with all this large scale habitat enhancement activity & The Tay District Salmon Fisheries Board's tougher new 'Catch & Release' policy it all is looking positive for future of the Tay's salmon stocks.

Jock Monteith

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