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Latest PDAA News

PDAA Membership Fees 2019

Good morning, The 1st fishing ballot of 2019 has been sent out for entering. The cut off date is 27th December 2018, for members, but anyone who has not paid the fees by this date, cannot be entered into this ballot, so please pay before this, or you will not be entered into the ballot



New Legal Requirements:- Government regulations introduced in 2015 mean that All salmon must be returned to the water between 15 January and 31 March. This is a legal requirement even if a fish is dead. Failure to do so may result in a criminal conviction. Board recommendations :- Salmon :-1st April to 31 May, All fish are to be released. Anglers should not fish with worms from 15 Jan to 31 May. 

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Some Good News About Salmon!

A member of Blairgowrie, Rattray & District Angling Association, who is also a member of PDAA, delivers positive news to the Perthshire fishing community.

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New species of Brown Trout found in Loch Laidon

According to 'The National ', newspaper on Saturday, the discovery of a 'distinct' species of brown trout in Perthshire may signal the 'tip of a biodiversity iceberg', in Scottish waters,according to scientists at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). The species known as 'profundal benthivore' has not been seen in any other loch,

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Rural Economy Committee's Report on Salmon Farming

See the T&S Conservation report on salmon farming by the Scottish Government.

https://www.salmon-trout.org/2018/11/27/recc-report/   See also Recommendations 39,40,41,42,43,44.

Also Pressures on Atlantic Salmon:-    https://www2.gov.scot/Resource/0054/00542437.pdf