The Aquaculture and Fisheries (Scotland) Act 2013 came into force on 16th September 2013 and placed a number of new responsibilities on District Salmon Fishery Boards, relating to openness and accountability.  The Association of Salmon Fishery Boards have produced some excellent guidance notes, which are available here.

A Code of Good Practice for Scotland’s District Salmon Fishery Boards – Association of Salmon Fishery Boards (Updated 2014)

Annual Report and Accounts

FDSFB Annual Reports can be viewed here

New Members Pack

FDSFB New Members Pack 2016-10

Complaints procedure

FDSFB Complaints Procedure (Version 1.1 dated 23rd May 2014)

Register of relevant financial interests

The Board is in the process of producing a Register of Relevant Financial Interests.  Once this is complete a copy can be requested from the Clerk.


All meetings of the Forth District Salmon Fishery Board, including Board Meetings and the Annual Meeting of Qualified Proprietors, are now open to the public as observers, however, some items of the Boards business may require to be taken in private.  Additionally, there will be an Annual Public Meeting where members of the public can participate.

Proposed Meeting Dates 2017

Tuesday 21st February – Closed Meeting

Wednesday 31st may – 

6pm – Closed Meeting

7pm – Open meeting


  1. Appologies for absence
  2. Minutes of the last meeting – open session only
  3. Matters arising therefrom
  4. Reports
    1. Clerks Report
    2. Teith Bird Count and walk overs
    3. Lanrick Weir fish pass counter report
    4. Redd Count report
    5. Wild Fisheries Reform Lite – whats left of the reform process
    6. Revaluation update

8pm – Public Meeting

  1. Talk by Dr David Summers on ‘ Rewatering the River Garry’


Tuesday 22nd August – 6.30pm –  Public Meeting – Dunblane Cathedral Hall

Tuesday 21st November – Annual Meeting of Qualified Proprietors – Location TBC



The minutes of Board meetings can be viewed here, or hard copies can also be requested from the Clerk.

Please note that future Annual Public Meeting will fall within 3 months of the Annual Meeting of Qualified Proprietors.

FDSFB Policies, Statements and Procedures

FDSFB Clearing Weirs Advisory (October 2013)

Equal Opportunities Statement (Version 1.0 dated 2nd April 2014)

Disclosure Statement (Version 1.0 dated 25th June 2014)

FDSFB Stocking Advisory (dated 24th June 2014)

The use of Seal Scarers to reduce predation within Fisheries (2014)

FDSFB Salmon Fishings Catch Return Form Blank (Sept 2014)


Briefing note to DSFBs on triennial election and co-option process (Sept 2013)

Briefing note to DFSBs on Audited Accounts (Sept 2013)

Briefing note to DSFBs on Section 46A (Annual Report) (July 2013)

Briefing note to DSFBs on Section 46B and 46C (Meeting) (July 2013)

Briefing note to DSFBs on Section 46D (Complaints procedure) (July 2013)

Briefing note to DSFBs on Section 46E (Members’ interests) (July 2013)