About Us

The Board was established under the 1862 and 1868 Salmon Fisheries Legislation, amended in the Salmon Act 1986 and the Salmon Conservation (Scotland) Act 2001.  This legislation has been recently amalgamated under the Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 2003.

Membership of the River Findhorn District Salmon Fishery Board comprises all proprietors on the Findhorn. A Board elected by the membership meets three times per year to monitor conditions on the river, to create, review and implement strategies and policies to ensure effective management, and to take any necessary decisions regarding the Board’s statutory duties. The Board’s legal and administrative tasks are undertaken by the Clerk. The Board employs two bailiffs to police the river and to protect and enhance stocks of salmonids (salmon and sea trout).  Various scientific activities necessary for protecting and enhancing stocks, such as electro fishing surveys, are contracted out to the Findhorn, Nairn and Lossie Fisheries Trust.

The following are the current Board Members:

Alasdair Laing, Chairman, Logie Estate Office, Dunphail, Forres IV36 2QN, 01667 458900

Lady Balgonie

The Earl Cawdor

Anthony Laing

Tony Watts/Graham Bell (Forres Angling Association)

Andrew Howard

Rob Hoskin

Mark Laing (co-opted member)

Clerk: Will Cowie

Head Bailiff: Sean McLean, 07920 483081

Please contact the Administrator, Valerie Wardlaw for further information:
Fisheries Office, Logie Steading, Dunphail, Forres IV36 2QN             01309 611220           admin@fnlft.org.uk

Findhorn Fishery Board complaints procedure.

Privacy Statement

The Findhorn District Salmon Fishery Board takes individuals privacy seriously. The FDSFB holds certain personal data for the purpose of fulfilling its statutory responsibilities under the Salmon and Freshwater (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 Valerie Wardlaw and any queries regarding this Privacy Statement should be directed at her.

FDSFB Data Handling policy