Tay District Salmon Fisheries Board

The Tay District Salmon Fisheries Board (TDSFB) is the statutory organisation for the Tay catchment responsible for the management of atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) and sea trout (Salmo trutta).

The TDSF Board is made up of riparian owners elected to represent the upper and lower parts of the catchment and coopted members who represent the interests of anglers, the Tay Ghillies Association and the Tay Foundation. The board holds regular meetings.

The board has offices and a hatchery close to the city of Perth and employs water baliffs and biologists. Together they look after over 5,000 miles of rivers, burns and lochs.

Their work includes river management, conservation, scientific research, bailiffing. A comprehensive decription of the board's work is avilable on the projects page.

A listing of current members and annual reports can be obtained from the administrator:

Callum Towns, Strathtay MS Ltd. 5 Strathalmond Green, Edinburgh EH4 8AG. Tel: 0131 4670092.

A copy of the 2010 Tay DSFB Project Plan can be seen here.



Tay Foundation

The Tay Foundation is a charitable trust which has a remit to perform research into all species of fish in the River Tay catchment area, their environment and anything which might impact upon them.

It might also manage or advise on the management of fish stocks and it also has a remit to disseminate the findings of research and educate the public about all the species of fish and their environment in the River Tay and its tributaries.

In its early years the Tay Foundation was mostly concerned with the buyouts of net fishing in the estuary of the River Tay. Since these were completed the Tay Foundation has started to focus on wider projects within the catchment.

The Tay Foundation is administered by a board of trustees.

The Tay Foundation, Site 6, Cromwell Park, Almondbank, Perth PH1 3LW, Charity Number SC004026.