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River Don Trust

Started by machar, February 18, 2012, 03:28:37 PM

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Just to let you know that The River Don Trust has joined the world of twitter !
Follow us at!/thedontrust for regular updates on the Trust work and whats going on on the River Don.


Marine Scotland in association with The River Don Trust
and prepared as part of the FASMOP project
(Focusing Atlantic Salmon Management on populations)
have just published "An overview of Population Genetic
Structuring in the river Don. It can be accessed here


The River Don Trust now has a revamped web site so please visit us and have a browse at . Very soon short videos will be added to our RDT-TV section and I can assure you they are well worth waiting for!
In the meantime here is a recent summary report on our Fishery Management Plan


Very nice Iain. Keep up the good work.  :D


Thanks Fred, Press release just out,

River Don fisheries organisations unite on new website

The Don District Salmon Fishery Board (Don DSFB), the River Don Trust and River Don Brown Trout Improvement Association have joined forces on a new website – a one-stop portal for information on all aspects of the river, one of the north-east's premier fisheries and Scotland's sixth largest river. is designed as the central hub for all River Don related items and will include river level data, hosted Farson webcams at Kintore and Strathdon, regular fishery reports and videos of practical research work undertaken by the Trust across the catchment. The site is intended to be a means of engaging with interested members of the public and to disseminate research, guidance and advice

Jon Davison, Chairman of the Don DSFB, said: "Broadly speaking all three organisations have similar aims and remits and the new website reflects this unity. Anglers and all those interested in what is happening on the Don and its future will find a wealth of information here."

Jamie Urquhart, Biologist for the River Don Trust, explained: "The launch of the new website coincides with the start of an exciting programme of work to improve the Don as a fishery. The Trust has now completed a comprehensive Fisheries Management Plan and we are now focussing on restoration projects including control of invasive species, removal of obstacles to migration and habitat and bank-side improvements."

Mr Urquhart continued: "We are ambitious in our goals and we will be able to complete restoration projects, many of which are labour-intensive, far quicker if we can recruit volunteers. We would welcome hearing from anyone who would like to assist with important works aimed at restoring habitat and improving future fish numbers."


Weekly River Don Fishing reports and the latest DDSFB monthly reports are now on the revamped River Don website and can be accessed here


the new site looks very good Iain.  :D


Thanks Fred, The first of a series of HD quality videos showing elements of the work of the River Don Trust and Board is now on line here


That's a great wee video Iain, worth a watch. I always wondered how that was done.  :D

Otter Spotter

Excellent video and accompanying photographs. Impressive work!
I used to be a surrealist but now I'm just fish.

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