Tay District Salmon Fisheries Board

Protecting and Improving The Tay System

PROTECTING & IMPROVING THE TAY

CLEARING BLOCKAGES FROM SPAWNING STREAMS

One of the most important considerations in maximising the production of juvenile salmon, and hence numbers of returning adults, is to ensure that spawning salmon are as widely distributed as possible throughout the Tay and its tributaries. In this regard it is important that salmon have easy access into and through spawning tributaries and burns.

In some streams blockages can occur from year to year, for example debris dams. In order to ensure that fish have free passage the Board’s bailiff staff regularly patrol particular streams and have been trained in the use of chainsaws etc to remove obstructions which threaten to form complete blockages.