Press Release – Scottish Wild Salmon Company Acquires Ythan Estuary Salmon Angling And Salmon Netting Rights
Scottish Wild Salmon Company (Usan Salmon Fisheries Ltd) has today
announced it has acquired angling and salmon netting rights in the Ythan estuary
and adjacent foreshore.
Commenting, George Pullar, director said 'We are absolutely delighted to have acquired these splendid sea trout and salmon fishing rights. Given our long association with wild salmon and sea trout in Scotland, we look forward to managing these long established rights, in a sustainable manner, working in partnership with the angling community to open up access opportunities for anglers of all ages and backgrounds. We believe that salmon angling should be open to all members of society. To that end, the angling fishery will continue to be open to the public going forward from this year.
Some limited netting may be required on the foreshore and lower estuary. We are committed to helping, through our board levy, to return the Ythan to its former glory, in a bid to ensure that it remains one of the top sea trout rivers in Scotland for future generations. The average sea trout catch over the last 5 years has been just under 1000 per annum from the Newburgh fishings a credible baseline.
We will continue to employ local staff in our operations, supporting rural communities and contributing to the economy. A website containing all the information and booking contact details for the Ythan angling fishery is currently in place at http://www.ythanangling.net.
Scottish Wild Salmon Company is a brand name of Usan Salmon Fisheries Ltd. The company primarily owns salmon netting rights on the North and East coast of Scotland as well as in the Moray Firth. Established in the 1960s, the indigenous Scottish company remains one of the last salmon netting operations in Scotland. It is also a member of the Salmon Net Fishing Association of Scotland, with its directors sitting on the Executive Council from time to time.
The company has a reputation for harvesting one of Scotland's finest products and making this available to domestic customers in Scotland and the wider UK as well as exporting Scottish Wild Salmon all over Europe. The matchless
reputation of Scottish Wild Salmon has been further secured by the award of Protected Geographic Indication (PGI) becoming an EU Protected Food Name.
Scottish Wild Salmon Company is committed to evidence based sustainability measures and works tirelessly to ensure the future preservation of this long standing way of life, one steeped, in centuries of Scottish rural tradition. Further details can be found at http://www.usansalmon.com.