2nd July 2017

The Dee District Fishery Board have tagged Ythan smolts/ salmon, and are about to install acoustic receivers to track any tagged fish returning.

I think it is part of a study, into the withdrawal of the coastal nets. This information comes from Alec Paterson of River Ythan Trust.

Armadale tracking project

Tags Wanted


Marine Scotland is tracking salmon from July 2017 and would like your help.

If you catch a salmon with a tag (as shown in the attached photograph) near the dorsal

fin, then please remove it by cutting through the plastic cord to remove the acoustic tag

(black cylinder). Please note that the colour of the cord may vary from yellow.

Please send the acoustic tag, also with a note of day and location of capture, to:

Armadale Tracking,

Freshwater Fisheries Laboratory,



PH16 5LB

Please enclose your name, postal and email (if applicable) address and we will send

you £20 in reward.

If you have any other information about the fish (e.g. a photo, length, sex) then please

include it when you send in the tag. However, please do not delay the safe return of the fish to the water to obtain any such information.

With thanks

The Armadale Tracking Team

John Armstrong

Marine Scotland – Science

Scottish Government | Faskally | Pitlochry | Perthshire PH16 5LB

Tel: +44 (0)1224 294410

Fax: +44 (0)1796 473523

e: email john.armstrong@gov.scot

Duncan McRae landed a Two and three quarter pound Sea Trout on Saturday from the Tarves water.