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Beavers given protected status. May 2019.

Written by Ted Eadie on .

It seems finally that the Scottish Government has allowed the lunatics to take over the running of the assylum, by finally agreeing to make beavers a protected species. Seems like madness due, to the damage being done up and down the rivers, by chopping down trees and burrowing into the river banks, causing  subsurface damage, and causing banks to collapse, it seems already too late in some places, and this protection order is extremely ill founded, and will cause untold problems..........Ted

Salmon Netsmen Legal Challenge Feb 2019

Written by Ted Eadie on .

This morning on radio Scotland, they were discussing a documentary film they had made regarding the netting of Atlantic salmon off the coast of Scotland. This practice, is of course on hold, for a three year trial period, which the Scottish Government pays compensation. The Scottish Government ,has now decided, that this trial period is extended indefinitely, but not sure if the compensation will continue indefinitely. Because the netting rights, in Scotland are heritable, the netsmen are now to raise a legal challenge to the Scottish Government.

Conservation of Salmon - latest from Scottish Gov.

Written by Ted Eadie on .

The Conservation of Salmon (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2019
I am writing to let you know that Scottish Ministers have today laid regulations in the Scottish Parliament setting out the provisions which will regulate the retention and killing of Atlantic salmon in Scottish waters for the 2019 fishing season.  The new gradings will come into effect from 1 April 2019.
Further detail on the outcomes of the consultation, and a table showing the gradings for all 173 rivers and assessment groups for the 2019 season can be found at the Marine Scotland website
The Regulations themselves can be found at

Some Interational Fishing Events Upcoming

Written by Ted Eadie on .

The Following Fishing Events are coming up in 2019:-                                                                                                                                         2019 Ireland Angling Expo 16-17th February Dublin                                               

The Edinburgh Fly Dressers Open Day @ Orvis Edinburgh.   Sat Feb 16th 

PDAA awarded Bronze

Written by Jim Henderson on .

PDAA  have completed all the documentation pertaining to the Club and it's policies on working safely around water, Child Protection, Code of Conduct and Insurance. We have demonstarted our coaching policy and our coaches produced the relevant qualifications. We have now been awarded the Bronze award by Live Active and feature as one of the sports available to young people in the area.

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