TO CONTACT THE BOARD PLEASE EMAIL THE CLERK, JON GIBB, ON jongibb123@gmail.com or telephone 07786 493048

 

The role of the Lochaber District Salmon Fishery Fishery Board.

The Board is a statutory body with particular responsibility for salmon and sea-trout fishery protection and enhancement in the Lochaber region.

The Board’s aim is to provide the maximum benefit to both the local community, tenants and visitors in enjoying this wonderful and precious natural resource, consistent with protecting and enhancing the migratory fish population.

The Board oversees and warrants a team of trained and qualified water bailiffs to undertake the vital task of fisheries protection over the entire region.

The Lochaber Board maintains a basic administrative and authorising function in support of its network of sub Boards and management groups throughout this large geographical region. Practical day-to-day management of fisheries is devolved to catchment level to these groups, but the Board oversees licensing and offers advice when required.

The Board responds to local and national fisheries consultations as a statutory consultee.

The Lochaber Board employs a part-time Clerk to deliver its statutory role.

 

UPPER PROPRIETORS
Tom Leslie Ailort
Grace Henderson, Morar
Michael Mann, Lochy
Angus Kelly, Arkaig (mandatory for Cameron of Lochiel)

LOWER PROPRIETORS
Jim Semple, Shiel
Alan Kennedy, Aline (mandatory for Hugh Raven, Ardtornish Estate)
John Veitch, Lochy (mandatory for Stuart Gray, RLA)
David Stewart-Howitt, Moidart

Jon Gibb, Clerk to the Board
Iain Donnelly (co-opted representative for the salmon anglers)
Davy Gunn  (co-opted representative for the salmon anglers)
Kim Malcolm, Cuil Bay  (co-opted representative for the salmon netsmen)
Dr Diane Baum, Advisor Lochaber Fisheries Trust
Cllr. Allan Henderson, Advisor Highland Council
Kenneth Knott, Advisor Forestry Commission
Accountants,  Frame Kennedy and Forest
Bankers,  Royal Bank of Scotland
Legal Advisors,  Fishlegal