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No parking today! Dam gates spill was impressive! The River Tummel has been exceptionally high several times over past weeks and it looks like we will see the year ending with it on another high! Spirits and expectations also are high in anticipation of another great year's fishing  on the river in 2016 after...

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The ‘technical hitch’ has been resolved and the metal shutters on the visitor centre viewing window are now working again! Right now we have red squirrels, woodpeckers, blue tits, great tits and masses of coal tits in the feeding station as well as a yellow hammer, siskins and a host of...

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Just a quick note to say that if you are planning to visit Loch of the Lowes today to enjoy watching the feeding station – please note that we have an electrical fault and the window remains shuttered. Why do things like this always happen on a Sunday? We are open...
This week’s tracking update will be very brief as there’s little to report in the way of change. FR3 seems to have settled on the mangrove swamp to the north of Bulok as being the prime fishing area for the time being. The red points indicate new data while the purple...
Coming up on Saturday and Sunday we have our final event for 2015; our Winter Solstice Family Fun Day. This weekend precedes the shortest day and longest night of the year (Monday 21st December), so to mark this astronomical event we have two days of children’s activities, quizzes and a wintery themed trail....

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2016 permits for all of our waters (apart from Pitlochry Dam) will be available for sale online via our booking system from December 15, 2015.Permits at Pitlochry Dam will be released for sale online to visitors around the second week of January. Full details of our fishing and permit prices for visitors are...
The relative behaviour of our two young ospreys over the past fortnight has been starkly contrasting. FR3 hasn’t ventured beyond the confines of the bolons (creeks) to the south of the Gambia River which have been home for the past six weeks. The area around Bulok appears to be the favoured location, with...

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Following on from last night’s exciting news Chris Wood has very kindly provided us with more photos of FR3 and an account of how he and Fansu were able to track our young osprey down, which I’m delighted to be able to share with you. “We should have been at Georgetown but...
We received the very exciting news this evening that our osprey community friends Chris Wood and Fansu Bojang have this afternoon located and photographed our young osprey FR3, near Kafuta in the Gambia! We know that FR3 has been visiting this area regularly in recent days and from the photo below...
Our booking system will be out of service for essential maintenance on Wednesday 3rd December 2015. We apologise for any inconvenience caused....

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It’s been another pretty quiet week for our two young ospreys in the Gambia. The majority of FR3’s activity has been focussed around the villages of Faraba Sutu and Kafuta, slightly further west than last week. The only exception to this was on the 28th when FR3 made a quick return...

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After FR3 and FR4’s recent adventures, the last week or so has been fairly uneventful, with both birds settled in their respective areas of the Gambia. FR3’s activity between 19th and 22nd November 2015 ©Scottish Wildlife Trust FR3 continues to make daily journeys between the two bolongs (creeks) near Sutu Sinjang and Bulok. FR4’s...
Both of our young ospreys have been relatively active over the past week, particularly FR4 who having travelled all the way to Guinea-Bissau the previous week has promptly returned to the Gambia! FR3 spent the first few days of last week continuing to move between the bolongs (creeks) beside the villages of Bulok, Sutu Sinjang...

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There is a distinctly wintery feeling in the air at Loch of the Lowes today. The weather system associated with “Storm Abigail” which hit the west and north of Scotland overnight is certainly making its presence felt. Temperatures have dropped by about 10 degrees compared to yesterday and a mixture of heavy rain, sleet...

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It has been a week of contrast for our two young ospreys, with one unsettled but not covering any great distances, and the other going country hopping! FR3 has had another fairly quiet seven days, travelling back and forth between the various bolongs (creeks) along a roughly 15km (9 mile) stretch on...

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Earlier this week we were contacted by Chris Wood, a volunteer from the Rutland Osprey Project. Chris has visited the Gambia on a number of occasions in recent years and is regularly in contact with Fansu Bojang, an experienced birdwatcher and freelance wildlife tour guide. Last month Fansu successfully located and...

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Following on from an extended excursion into Senegal last time out, FR3 made a brief return trip across the border on 2nd November in what was otherwise a relatively uneventful week for our young osprey. FR3’s activity between 28th October and 2nd November 2015 ©Scottish Wildlife Trust Virtually all of the past seven days have...

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With the sun silently dipping down towards the horizon, the treetops surrounding our loch take on an orange glow, intensified by the beautiful, crisp autumn colours. The loch empties of birds as they take to their roosts and the squirrels bury the last of their peanuts; little flashes of red disappearing...

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Last week it looked as though FR3 was possibly heading for the mouth of the Gambia river and the Atlantic coast, but over the past seven days our young osprey has been on a round-trip over the border into southern Senegal instead. FR3’s movements from 21st-27th October 2015 ©Scottish Wildlife Trust After a...

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Engineers have been today and replaced the faulty component of our water pump so the Visitor Centre will be open for the rest of this week. We are open from 10am-5pm tomorrow, Friday and Saturday. From Sunday (1st November) until 1st March 2016 we switch over to winter opening hours which are 10:30am-4pm, Friday to Sunday...

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FR3 has continued to travel west over the last six days and is now only around 40km (25 miles) from the coast and the mouth of the Gambia river. By the evening of the 14th where we pick up the story, FR3 was roosting on the floodplain of the Bintang Bolon...

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Having arrived in Gambia, FR3 has spent the last few days travelling west, exploring both the main Gambia river and its lower tributary. Tendaba Camp Roosting close to the north bank of the main river on the night of the 11th, FR3 set off down-river the next morning sometime after 10am....

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The mornings at Lowes are becoming more mystical and atmospheric every day, as Autumn progresses. The mist trapped by the hills, sweeping over the golf course and hovering over the loch, along with the bellowing of rutting deer and honking of migrating geese creates a wonderfully tranquil setting where one can...

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Dave Wilson rounded his season off nicely with a 5lb fish from the Viaduct Pool at Ruan Ruarie on Monday. Quite a few fish about by all accounts - and still time to get a ticket for the last couple of days of the season....
FR3 has wasted no time since last week and I’m delighted to report has arrived safely in the Gambia. In the space of five days our young osprey has crossed three deserts: the Western Sahara, Akchar and Trarza; passed through the whole of Mauritania and most of Senegal, to arrive on...

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Our friendly and sociable fortnightly fly tying evenings start shortly. These evenings are open to all anglers/fly tiers, not just Club members. Evenings are informal and members are happy to teach anyone who wants to learn how to tie flies, join in for a blether or as many do try to refill these...

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FR3 has made considerable progress over the past week, travelling around 1300km (800 miles) and as of 4pm on 6th October was in the central eastern part of Western Sahara. Flying south from the Oued Grou river on the 2nd, FR3 roosted overnight close to the Barrage Al Massari dam on the Oum...
There are good populations of brown trout in all of our waters. The season finished yesterday and the trout are already colouring up for breeding. Let's hope that conditions for them spawning are good. Our annual River Tummel fishing permit for grayling and trout from October 7, 2015 to October 6, 2016...
Unfortunately, the visitor centre still has no running water and therefore will be closed today. The Double Decker Hide is open as usual if you wish to visit, however, please bear in mind that the toilets are closed. Apologies again for this inconvenience and we will post an update tomorrow as...

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The visitor centre will not be open today as we have no running water. If this situation changes and we are able to open tomorrow we will let you know. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.Original linkOriginal author: jonathan...

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After last week’s exertions travelling from France to Morocco last week, FR3 has slowed the migration pace again this week. Over the last seven days our young osprey has travelled approximately 120km (70 miles) further SW. The bulk of this journey took place on 25th September, since when FR3 has once again settled into...

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With your support our ranger can work all year round to protect even more of Perthshire’s incredible wildlife. The Perthshire Ranger is a key member of our team and plays a vital role in looking after wildlife on our five local Scottish Wildlife Trust reserves and beyond.   As another successful summer...
Following further consultation the minister Aileen McLeod stated:The product of that further consideration has led to a revised scheme and accompanying activity which we have just made public through a press release and detailed web content. I am writing therefore to provide you with notice of that detail, the key elements...

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There's still a few fish about and Paul Carter was in the right place this morning with a 6lb fish from Sawmill on the fly. The counter at the dam currently stands at 5332 and good numbers of fish were showing below the dam....

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The latest satellite data which we downloaded this afternoon shows that FR3 has made considerable progress over the last week and is now in Morocco! FR3’s movements to 24th September 2015 ©Scottish Wildlife Trust Having left the fishing ponds near Saint-Paul-Lizonne on the 20th, home for the past three weeks, FR3...

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The river is now sitting at summer levels but Bob Crowther showed it is still worth a cast with a fresh fish of 5lbs on the fly in Sawmill yesterday. Hopefully a few more to come before the end of the season....

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The latest satellite tracking data arrived today showing both our tracked ospreys are moving south. FR3 is heading further south through France and FR4 is now in Gambia! View Tracking Page Here Here at Loch of the Lowes autumn is turning foliage into fabulous colours and giving us atmospheric misty mornings....

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Amazingly, FR4 has reached Senegal! Although FR4 was the last chick to leave the nest at Loch of the Lowes, he/she is now safely in Senegal. The exact positions of the satellite tracked flight are on our Osprey  Tracking Page . I wonder where our juveniles will be when the next batch...

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Since departing on their migration last month FR3 and FR4 have shown us that they both have very different approaches to making the journey. FR3 arrived in France on 22nd August and seems to be showing no signs of being in a hurry to reach West Africa, still sticking to the...

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Dave Wilson was the successful angler today with a 9lb salmon on Ruan Ruarie. Conditions weren't the best but the fish didn't seem to mind - quite a few showing on the beat at the moment. The heavy rain should freshen things up - hopefully a few more to come next...

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The river has dropped back a bit over the last week or so but fish are still passing through steadily with the odd one getting caught: Sylvian Barry landed a 4lb grilse on the spinner on Port-na-Craig bank last Saturday; and Iain McGinlay caught a fish of 4lbs on Ruan Ruarie...

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We have just received data showing that FR4 has arrived safely in Morocco! The tracking page will be updated next week FR4 in Morocco ©Scottish Wildlife TrustOriginal linkOriginal author: jonathan...

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FR4’s migration journey shows no signs of slowing down. Having made rapid progress through France and northern Spain, our young osprey has continued SW and as of 1pm on the 8th (the last data point we have) was flying about 12km (8 miles) off the NW coast of Morocco! Setting out from...

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Next Thursday at the Birnam Arts Centre renowned wildlife photographer Pete Cairns will be giving a fascinating evening talk and presenting stunning imagery from the 2020VISION project. 2020VISION showcases the amazing landscapes and wildlife that the UK has to offer and reminds us why nature matters to us. See my previous blog from a couple...

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With the last data download on Friday showing FR3 firmly ensconced in France and FR4 halfway across the English Channel (two days previous), we were all eager to find out where the latter of our two young tagged ospreys had got to. The answer was: Spain! FR4 would have made landfall on the...

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Not many rods out this week but still a few fish about. Dave Wilson took advantage catching a 3lb grilse on Ruan Ruarie today and losing another. The forecast for next week is for more settled conditions - definitely worth a go....

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FR4 was last seen by the staff and volunteers at Loch of the Lowes on Monday so we had strong suspicions that our last remaining chick had departed on migration. An eagle-eyed webcam viewer informed us that FR4 was on the nest at 6.39am on Tuesday and downloading the latest satellite data this morning...

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This season so far has certainly been very challenging in the hills as far as the weather was concerned and August certainly continued where July left off.However,catches have been good on the days when conditions were suitable i.e.without driving rain and very strong winds.Both Bhac and Kinardochy have fished well to...
A ten minute boat ride off the Scottish mainland, right up in the north west of the country lies Handa Island, a tranquil little place and home to an impressive show of wildlife. As volunteer ranger interns based at Loch of the Lowes, we jumped at the chance to take a...

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FR3 Having made rapid progress along the Atlantic coast of France, FR3 appears to have settled for the time being in the south of the country. Travelling slowly south-west over 25th & 26th August, FR3 then headed north-west on the 27th to the current location; an agricultural area on the border between the departments...

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We are all very excited and delighted to share the news that Blue YD, a male osprey who hatched from a nest in Angus in 2012, has been spotted alive and well in Fife. We were successful in following his first migration south with the help of his satellite tracker, but...

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The river level has dropped back over the last couple of days but there are still fish to be caught: Andy Khakoo managed to winkle out a sea trout of about 2lbs on the fly in Sawmill this afternoon; and this evening Brian Joseph landed a 5lb grilse on Port-na-Craig bank...
I’m excited to tell you that renowned wildlife photographer Pete Cairns will be giving a talk about the 2020VISION project at the Birnam Arts Centre on the evening of Thursday 17th September at 7.30pm. 2020VISION is the most ambitious conservation photography project ever staged in the UK. 20 of the country’s...

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We are delighted to announce that after an incredible osprey season at Loch of the Lowes, one of our satellite tagged chicks FR3 has set off on its autumn migration. It left Scottish soil just south of Ross on the south-west coast at 9am on the 18th August, and by 1pm...

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Quite a few fish showing at the Dam today but nothing caught, unfortunately. Further downstream at Sawmill Gordon Nichol landed a 4 lb grilse on the fly this evening. Will be interesting to see what the weekend brings....

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There's still a few fish about - Andy Khakoo struck again in Sawmill today with a fish of 4lbs on his first cast! Plenty of fish were showing in the beat by all accounts - definitely worth a cast....
After a few days of something more akin to summer weather normal service has been resumed here at Loch of the Lowes. The signs weren’t good from the word go today, with grey clouds gathering over the loch from early morning. By lunchtime the rain had arrived any continued to fall for...

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The Sawmill was looking good today and Gordon Nichol took advantage with a fish of 12lbs on the fly this afternoon. The river remains at an excellent height and with good numbers of fish about prospects look good for tomorrow....

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This weekend we have our second Optics Fair for 2015. On Sunday between 10am and 4pm we will be joined by Donald from Opticron, who will be on hand to provide expert advice, with a wide selection of binoculars and telescopes available to try and buy. So if you’re needing a...

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Lots of fish showing at the Dam this morning and Gary Waugh took advantage continuing his good run with a 7lber from Pitlochry bank this morning on the fly. With the river at a good height and plenty of fish about prospects look good for the weekend....

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There's still fish about: Andy Khakoo continued his good run with a grilse of 4lbs on the fly this afternoon  in Sawmill: and this evening Brian Joseph landed a fish of 4lbs on Port-na-Craig bank on the spinner. Good numbers of fish showing by all accounts and definitely still worth a...

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A month has now passed since FR2 and FR3 fledged (three weeks for FR4) and as we approach mid-August they are spending increasing intervals of time away from the nest site. Both satellite tagged birds have now made short forays away from Loch of the Lowes as can be seen from the latest batch...

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There was some unsettled weather about today - including very heavy showers - but we did have one return with Gordon Graham landing a clean 5lb fish. Hopefully there will be more to come as the water settles back over the next few days....
At Loch of the Lowes, visitors are drawn in by the promise and allure of the breeding ospreys, but wildlife of all shapes and sizes is here to greet you as soon as you arrive on site. On the path between the car park and visitor centre, interesting invertebrates can often be spotted in...

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It was good to see some rods on the Dam today and with six fish caught and at least another four lost the fishing was exceptional: Gary Waugh got things going with a sea liced fish of 5lbs on the fly from Pitlochry bank in the morning and followed up with...

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With the water level dropping back nicely and lots of fish showing conditions were excellent at the dam today.  Docherty took advantage with a fish of 8lbs on Pitlochry bank this afternoon on the fly - and another two lost. Looking good for tomorrow.Danny Docherty on Pitlochry bank this afternoon...

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Despite the miserable wet weather recently at Loch of the Lowes, there has been plenty of osprey action in and around the nest. As well as fending off several unwanted intruder ospreys, the male had to see off a red kite who came a little too close for comfort, providing quite...

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Andy Khakoo showed it is still worth a cast - catching a 2.5lb sea trout on the fly at BP burn on our Sawmill beat yesterday. Still fish about for those willing to have a cast....

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The three young ospreys may have fledged but they are continuing to provide great entertainment for visitors to Loch of the Lowes. Not only do they perch around the trees opposite the hides and fly back and forth to the nest (giving superb views) but they are also honing their fishing...

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With the river height close to ideal at the moment and plenty of fish showing it was good to see a few day rods out on our Dam beat today. As expected the fishing was excellent with five fish caught: Gary Waugh was first into action on Pitlochry bank this morning...

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Paul Carter did well tonight with a salmon at 10lbs, a sea trout at 2lbs and a further two salmon hooked but lost. Paul tells me he was trialling a new fly - looks like it's a winner! Should be more to come tomorrow....

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Good numbers of fish were showing at the Dam this evening. Gordon Nichol was the lucky angler tonight with a 3lb grisle on Pitlochry bank on the fly. For those willing to venture out this weekend prospects look excellent....

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Although July weather has been very unseasonable to say the least both hill lochs have fished well on days when conditions were conducive for fishing. Bhac rainbows have been in the mood with boat and bank anglers doing well. Kate McLaren,buzzers,damsel nymphs and dries have all proved popular. Kinardochy brownies have...

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Not many rods out at the moment but those willing to have a cast are being rewarded: Brian Joseph ventured out late this evening and landed a 5lb grilse on Port-na-Craig bank on the fly. The river remains at a great height and there are still lots of fish moving about...

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Fish are showing throughout PAC beats at the moment and today we achieved a double with fish caught at the Dam and Sawmill: Ian Hislop caught a 5 lb fish on the fly this evening on Pitlochry bank while further downstream at Sawmill Andy Khakoo landed a grilse of 3lbs -...
Anyone visiting Loch of the Lowes over the past few days could be forgiven for thinking that autumn has come early, with damp and dreary weather dominating proceedings. Thankfully however, we still have plenty of wildlife to remind us that summer hasn’t passed us by yet at least! Our young osprey fledglings continue...

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We're now almost at the end of July and with good water levels PAC beats continue to fish well:Friday: Martin Wilson landed a 7lber on Pitlochry bank on the fly in the eveningSaturday: Paul Carter caught a fresh fish of 6lbs on the fly this morningConditions remain excellent - looking good...

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Despite the excellent water levels PAC beats are very lightly fished at the moment but those who do venture our are being rewarded with good sport: at the Dam today Peter Stewart landed a 6lb fish on Pitlochry bank this afternoon - and lost another two; further downstream at Sawmill Rob...

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It’s an exciting time here at Loch of the Lowes, and a real relief to have witnessed all three of our osprey chicks fledging successfully. After its maiden flight on Sunday, FR4 decided to spend most of Monday tucked up on the nest, trying to shelter from the intermittent rain showers....

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Just a quick note to apologise for the webcam interruption this morning. Due to a power cut over the weekend we have been experiencing technical problems, but hopefully our clever IT team will have it back up and running shortly. Thanks for your patience! Charlotte. Perthshire Ranger.Original linkOriginal author: charlotteranger...
For those of you who haven’t been watching the webcam this afternoon I’m delighted to tell you that our remaining osprey chick has finally fledged the nest. After many days of “helicoptering” and hopping around on the nest FR4 finally plucked up the courage to take the plunge at around 3.35pm....

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The power went off at Loch of the Lowes last night leading to the webcam going offline. We are relieved to say the electricians have attended and it has been sorted out (fingers firmly crossed). For all those who called the centre, we apologise for not answering. We were dealing with the...

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With the river at a good height and the odd fish showing the Sawmill looked very promising this morning. Jimmy Ross had a quick run through and was rewarded with a 10lb fish on the fly - the good run continues. Surely a few more to come this week....

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The river is at a good height at the moment and this is encouraging fresh fish into our beats. Andy Khakoo was in the right place to take advantage yesterday morning - following up on his recent success with a fresh fish of 10lbs on the fly in the Sawmill and...

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It’s with great excitement that I write this blog following the announcement of such eagerly anticipated news, after two of our three chicks at Lowes fledged on Sunday evening! Both chicks’ behaviour from 4pm onwards hinted that the time had come, with plenty of wing stretching and flapping to be seen...

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We are delighted to say that two of our chicks fledged successfully this afternoon! So … don’t worry if at any point you only see one chick in the nest on the webcam.  The other two are safe and well and both have also achieved safe landings on nearby trees. More...

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We are aware that a short time ago our male osprey brought back a fish to the nest which unfortunately contained a fishing hook and nylon thread. Whilst feeding, the adult female did for a short time catch her beak on the thread but after some vigorous head shaking she managed...

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Good numbers of fish are moving through PAC beats at the moment and although lightly fished over the last week those willing to have a cast are reaping the rewards:Tuesday: Robert Crowther followed on from his recent success with another fish - in Sawmill this time - a fresh 10lber on...

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Here is a wonderful image of our male osprey bringing in a fish for the family! Photo: Copyright Dave Tarvit 2015.Original linkOriginal author: jonathan...

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Excitement is building at Loch of the Lowes as we await the fledging of our three osprey chicks. As they enter the ‘fledging window’, they are becoming more and more active and keen to show off their new-found ‘helicoptering’ skills. At times it’s a little crowded on the nest as all...

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There is an abundance of summer wildlife cavorting at Loch of the Lowes at the moment. A chaffinch even joined the fun inside the visitor centre this afternoon, adding a ‘close-up and personal’ aspect to the Lowes experience! Up to three red squirrels at a time are bouncing around outside the viewing window...

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The ladder count at the dam now stands at over 2500 and with most of these heading up the river Garry there are good fishing opportunities to be had on our Ruan Ruarie beat. Dave Wilson took advantage today - and continued his good run - with a fish of 7lbs...

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With the Dam beat being very lightly fished at the moment it was good to see a couple of anglers out today - and being successful: John Batley landed a 6lb fish this morning on the spinner on Pitlochry bank: and Michael Dawnay hooked but unfortunately lost a fish on Port-na-Craig...

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It’s incredible how quickly time flies, and at nearly 6 weeks old it was time to ring and tag our osprey chicks yesterday. Whilst our male had witnessed similar events before, this was our new female’s first experience and as ever, our expert team worked as quickly and quietly as possible...

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With temperatures more like it for this time of the season the last week or so, fishing has at last returned to its normal self on Bhac.Most successful flies have been damsel nymphs,bibio and grouse and claret.On Kinardochy the brown trout have found interest in both olive and claret bumbles as...

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No anglers out on the Dam beat during the day but in the evening Brian Joseph did well landing a 10lber on the fly on Port-na-Craig bank. The water is still a bit coloured but it didn't put this fish fish off - a very confident take by all accounts. Another...

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The webcam is now back online – thank you to everyone for your patience during this very exciting time. I am happy to confirm that the ringing and tagging process went well, with all chicks ringed and two fitted with satellite transmitters – a more detailed account with photos will follow...

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Ringing and satellite tagging of the chicks at Loch of the Lowes is now underway. As a result the webcam will be offline for a short period of time. Photos of the event will be posted later.Original linkOriginal author: jonathan...

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Just a short update on what's happening with the salmon counts at Pitlochry Dam fish ladder this year using information from our Pitlochry counter Twitter site (do please check this link out).  Salmon started getting up the ladder on or just before 29 March - a little earlier than last year - at a...

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With plenty of fish about the Sawmill continues to fish well - so much so that two members were Sawmilled today - i.e. reached their two fish beat limit for the week: Gordon Nichol landed a 9lb fish this morning and not long after Jimmy Ross did the same. Both fish...