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.


Tom Leslie Ailort
Grace Henderson, Morar
Michael Mann, Lochy
Astie Cameron, Arkaig (mandatory for Cameron of Lochiel)

Davy Gunn, Coe (mandatory for Alister Sutherland).

Jim Semple, Shiel
Julia Stoddart, Spean
Andrew Shaw, Lochy
David Stewart-Howitt, Moidart

Jon Gibb, Clerk to the Board
Christopher Cairns (co-opted representative for the salmon anglers)
Neil Macneill  (co-opted representative for the salmon anglers)
Lucy Ballantyne, 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,  FMS

The Lochaber DSFB holds certain personal data for the purpose of fulfilling its statutory responsibilities under the Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 2003, which includes the protection of salmon fisheries within its district. We will only pass personal data to third parties without the consent of the data subject where it is necessary for us to do so in support of our statutory responsibilities. Data is held subject to our Data Handling Policy. The Board’s responsible officer for data is the Clerk and any queries regarding this Privacy Statement should be directed at him.