Opening Day on the River Spey 2004 - Page 2 - Fly Fishing Forum
Classic Atlantic Salmon No pursuit rivals salmon rivers, flies & legacy

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rating: Thread Rating: 2 votes, 5.00 average. Display Modes
  #16  
Old 02-16-2004, 06:32 AM
BobK BobK is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Lake Ontario Tribs
Posts: 871
Now, in the 'States we would have figured that out.....

And I am sure the Scots know how to do that, too! Just raise the prices and wages by 1/7th (or more), then the "losses" for Sundays are made up for! And, besides, even the Creator took a day of rest!

I am sure Malcolm, A.K.A. Willie Gunn, had he been consulted, would have surely given this advice for a modest fee...... :hehe:

Hey, Malcolm, I haven't had a chance to offer my thanks for the advice on the Tartans - My wife and daughters now proudly wear the Tartan scarves of their ancestors.

BobK
__________________
BobK
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #17  
Old 02-16-2004, 06:47 AM
G Ritchie G Ritchie is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Deveron, Dee, Don, Spey, Ugie, Ythan
Posts: 84
Re: More Illusioned

Quote:
Originally posted by mickgbell
Graham. Are you saying that economics has no place in river management ? At the moment we are on a slippery slope if we conclude that the fewer the fishermen the greater the benefit ?!
As I said in my post the revenue from the fishing is very important to the local economy but the well being of the river must come first. Sure, in the short term you can raise more revenue by increasing rod numbers or allowing fishing on a Sunday, but would this not increase pressure on fish stocks which are at an all time low. You have to look at things in the long term and not put profits first if you want to build up the fish stocks to their previous levels.
__________________
Graham Ritchie

http://salmo.proboards74.com/index.cgi
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #18  
Old 02-16-2004, 08:15 AM
actinsley actinsley is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Spey! Cumbrian Derwent
Posts: 12
mickgbell, you're misquoting the economic values for the Spey fishery - it's £12M/yr & 367 jobs. For Scotland as a whole in the order of £100M, as much as golf.
I don't think the ghillies would be very pleased if they had to work on Sundays!

Anthony Tinsley
Spey Fishery Board Member
__________________
Anthony
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #19  
Old 02-16-2004, 09:01 AM
mickgbell mickgbell is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Scotland
Posts: 52
Anthony. The figures I am quoting are taken from the Spey Fishery Board Website. Go to the Homepage and look under "fishery".
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #20  
Old 02-16-2004, 09:42 AM
actinsley actinsley is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Spey! Cumbrian Derwent
Posts: 12
Well, I just checked there too & it may be £11.8M rather than £12M but it's certainly not £50M, & £11.8M & 367 jobs were the figures reported to the Board Meeting on February 3rd. About 50 of the jobs are ghillies.
__________________
Anthony
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #21  
Old 02-16-2004, 09:52 AM
Willie Gunn's Avatar
Willie Gunn Willie Gunn is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Spey, Deveron.Brora, Ness, Connon, Beauly
Posts: 1,096
Economic Survey of Fishing

In 2003 the Spey Catchment Management Plan commissioned an economic survey of the value of rod fishing and other water sports in the Spey valley. Preliminary results show that anglers spent £11.8 Million in Strathspey, supporting 367 jobs. By comparison canoeing and sailing generated £1.7 Million and 48 jobs. Copies of the final report will be available from the SFB Research Office.

Cut and pasted from the Spey board website
__________________
Willie Gunn
Quot homines tot sententiae

www.speygillie.co.uk
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Fly Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Opening Day on the Spey 2006 Willie Gunn Classic Atlantic Salmon 3 02-14-2006 03:14 PM
River Spey 2002 Opening Day Willie Gunn Classic Atlantic Salmon 22 05-10-2002 02:07 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:26 AM.



Copyright Flyfishingforum.com (All Rights Reserved)