Scale Report 2015-2018

November 08, 2019

The River Dee Trust has published a short report in which it presents the finding of scale reading between 2015 and 2018. A salmon scale contains the life history of the fish and makes for interesting reading. The report provides details on:

  • the age of juvenile fish prior to smolting and the difference between the upper and lower catchment.
  • the time spent at sea before returning to the Dee and the differences between spring and summer and autumn fish
  • weight and length information plotted against historical weights and lengths

The report can be viewed buy clicking the link below.

Scale Report 2015-2018

Living River Festival

February 03, 2020

The River Dee Trust, organised the first festival to celebrate all aspects of the River Dee on Saturday. We were delighted it was such a success after hundreds of people took part in a range of events.

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A Million Trees to Save Our Salmon

January 30, 2020

The River Dee Trust has announced plans to plant a million native trees in one of the biggest nature restoration projects in the Cairngorms. The project will recreate areas of landscape that have been lost for 2000 years.

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Callum Mackenzie Cup 2019

November 01, 2019

The Callum Mackenzie Cup is awarded by Ballogie Estate Enterprises for the most notable fish, of any species, caught by a youngster within the Dee catchment, including Rivers Cowie and Carron or one of the many trout fisheries in the district.

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