Fishing for the Future

Project Lead: TGLP and local community angling associations

What is the project?

Fishing is part of the cultural heritage of the area and this project will work to ensure the long term viability and sustainability of community angling associations through improved promotion of the angling opportunities within the area for visitors, increasing safe angling access for participants and the development of a new generation of local volunteers and enthusiasts.

What will the project achieve?

  • Improve access infrastructure to the community led fishing beats.
  • Produce new community run fishing beats information leaflets and signage.
  • Improved online presence and fishing promotion.
  • Carry out an electrofishing monitoring programme of the river in order to build a profile of salmon and trout population in the Avon to both measure the success of restoration activities and to target future fisheries management and conservation activities.
  • Work with schools within the TGLP catchment to offer every primary aged child the opportunity to learn about Atlantic salmon (Salmon in the Classroom programme) over the duration of the project.
  • Deliver a series of learn to fish events for the general public and hold fishing skills development days for locals and visitors.

What has been done so far?

  • Salmon in the Classroom has been delivered at Tomintoul and Glenlivet Primary Schools
  • Tender documents have been prepared for access infrastructure to be improved and the work is programmed for summer 2018.