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The River Don Trust ---latest news


River Don Maps (3 Feb)

 The River Don Trust would like to thank  riverdonmaps , a new web site whose developers are avid Don anglers, for their commitment to donate all the profits of selling their beautiful River Don Maps to the Trust from 2012 onwards.” Their generosity is much appreciated and we would ask our visitors to visit riverdonmaps website to view the map and pictures of the River Don and read great River Don Book reviews

The Mink Project (1feb)

Watch Jamie, our biologist in action on the BBC news programme in the video bottom right of this page, regarding the mink project ,part of our Biosecurity plan, a star is born!!

Friends of the Don (19th. Jan)

The Trust have recently agreed that in future there will be need to contribute to becoming a "Friend of the Don" and receive the regular updates provided directly by email. So if you wish to be on the circulation list simply drop and email to me here with the subject Friends. [email protected]

Annual Don Opening Walk

The Annual River Don Opening Walk,  hosted by the Inverurie Angling Association, will take place on Saturday 12th. February starting sharp at 9.30. "Walkers" should meet as usual at the Kintore Arms car park at Inverurie for the walk to the river for the toast to the river.

WildFishers Donation (15th.)

Wildfisher fly lines has made  a donation of £50 to the River Don Trust through  its web site following the sale of its fly lines online. The site owner, Fred Carrie, is doing his bit to help his local river, the Don and also  the environment by offering his lines with minimal packaging, to keep down costs and wastage. Details of Fred’s latest auction to support us can be found at this link 

The Trust  are very grateful to the Wildfishers and ask our  visitors to visit their website  Here

 River Don Trust Biosecurity Plan Consultation

The Trust would like to thank all the stakeholders and members of the public who have provided comments on the draft Biosecurity Plan.

The closing date for this consultation has now passed, the Trust will be compiling the comments into the final document which will be available from Feb 2011. 

The draft Plan can be read or downloaded HERE

DDSFB Dec report (9 th. Jan)

December report now available HERE

SITC Camera Sponsor steps forward! ( 26 Nov)

The River Don Trust are delighted to announce that local fly fishing line designer/retailer “ Barrio Fly Lines  are this year’s sponsors of a digital camera for the best  project of the five schools taking part in the 2010/2011 “Salmon in the Classroom Project 
 Trust Chairman Iain Morrison said ” the SITC project has been very successful with the participating schools getting really involved as part of the education curriculum. The sponsorship by Barrio Fly Lines   of a digital camera will be a great boost and I am sure encourage others to take part in the future”

Thanks to the ADAA ( 11 Nov)

On behalf of the River Don Trust can I thank the Aberdeen and District Angling Association www.adaa.org.uk for their generous contribution of £301 raised from the sale of permits and DVDs.  The money will be put towards ongoing Trust projects.

Underwater Camera Aquired (11 Aug)

The River Don Trust has just aquired a underwater camera / recorder complete with lights and 30 ft. of cable. We are currently testing the equipment but are very pleased with quality of the pictures obtained. I will post a video using the camera in due course. The equipment will be used to further the Trust;'s educational and scientific remit
The Camera was purchased thanks to the generousity of the members of the Wild Fishing Forum  http://www.wildfisher.co.uk/smf/index.php     who have raised the £150, the cost of the camera,  over two online auctions  so thanks very much to the Forum its greatly appreciated!

 Don Fishing Maps (14th. July)

River Don Fishing maps are available for purchase
through the ADAA web site--Here Thanks to the ADAA for the use of the facility, much appreciated. A large part of the money raised goes straight to the Trust to continue our

The River Don Trust (29th. October)

Was officially launched last night, 29th. October,  at the Don District Salmon Fishery Board's  AGM, when Trust Chairman Dave Gordon outlined the progress made to date and advised a River Don Fisheries Management Plan will be out for consultation in approx four weeks time

Don Map and History (29th. Oct   

Don map showing the vast amount of tributaries and a brief history now added-Here

Don River Management Plan launched (20 th.Nov)

As promised the RDFMP has now been launched and all interested parties are encouraged to review and comment on the document  by using the link at the bottom of the left hand column below.
The document can be read or downloaded --Here .

All comments require to be with us by 20th. December at the latest. Thanks in advance!

Hatchery Visit (18th.Nov)

  An ADAA visit to the Don Hatchery today (11th. Nov.)  raised approx. £200 to continue the Hatcheries good work. I'm no Martin Scorsese but a short video can be viewed - here

Fishery Management Plan (21Dec)

The FMP co thanks to those who assisted by commenting, all comments are valid and have been included in the final document. The document can be read or downloaded --Here

Obstacle Removal (31 Jan)

Bids have been made to fund the removal of four obstructions to the passage of fish on the Don. Read the latest on efforts to remove obstacles ( photos linked) to fish movements in the river --Here

Don Open Day Photos (1st. June)

Some photos of the recent Don Open Day Here

Hogweed Survey (20th. Apr)

The DDSFB carried out an initial survey for this invasive species last year with a view to spraying taking place as soon as funding is available. This will also be part of the Biosecurity Plan which is scheduled for completion in Jan 2011. It can be read --Here

The ASFB  have just released their latest report. A very interesting read indeed --Here

Scale sampling Training Session (29 March)

As previously advised the first of a series of scale sampling sessions took place at our Cluny  offices  on 29th. March. See short report and photos Here

March Brown Survey (16 Mar)

The Trust is looking to establish a programme for identifying and recording freshwater invertebrates across the catchment with the Riverfly Partnership www.riverflies.org

We are currently in discussion with our umbrella organisation RAFTS with regards to delivering the Riverfly Project to all member trusts. If anyone is interested in this topic in particular or who has already collated some records and would be willing to pass them or offer any expertise to the Trust I would be very interested in hearing from you [email protected]. More info in Jamie's latest Blog --Here 

Should you require any further information regarding crayfish it can be obtained here.  http://www.marlab.ac.uk/Uploads/Documents/FW-Signal

Photo Gallery

Checkout the new additions to the Don valley Photo Gallery-- Here

Superindent's Annual report (30th. Oct)

Jim Kerr's annual report to the Don District Fishery Board's AGM can be read--

RDT Constitution (30 th. Oct)

The River Don Trust's constitution is now on site--Here

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