Tay District Salmon Fisheries Board

Protecting and Improving The Tay System


Fisheries Director: Dr David Summers

Dr Summers
Dr David Summers.

David has nearly 30 years experience in the field of salmon and freshwater fisheries research and management. He initially studied with the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland at their North Esk research station at Montrose, then spent six years working in the south of England for the Game Conservancy Trust's fisheries team. He then became the manager of the Tay District Salmon Fisheries Board in 1999 and continues to lead the team protecting and improving the Tay's salmon fisheries.


Chairman: Ian McLaren

(mandatory for Kinnaird Estate)

Clerk and administror: Inga McGown

tel: 01738 583 733

e-mail: "ingamcgown@btconnect.com" or use the form.

Operations Manager: Mike Brown

tel: 07748968919

Bailiff Staff

Craig Duncan 07748338667

David Ross 07974360789

Ron Whytock 07967709457

Ross Pirie 07971695115

Marek Wolf 07816 159183 

Also see our Bailiff page.

Kelt Reconditioning: Steve Keay

tel: 01738 583755

Board Members

Upper proprietors:

Simon Furniss (Mandatory for Clayfield Investments)

Mike Smith (Burnmouth)

Jim Perrett

Claire Mercer Nairne (Meikleour & Upper Islamouth)

Iain McLaren (Mandatory for Kinnaird Estate)


Lower proprietors:
D. Godfrey (Tay Salmon Fisheries Company)

Bob Band (Perth & Kinross Councill)

Co-opted representatives of salmon anglers:

David Brown

Cohn O'Dea (Tay Ghillies Association)

Tom Monaghan

Alec Stewart

Allister Wallace