Findhorn, Nairn and Lossie Fisheries Trust Auction 2020

From: 29/01/2020
To: 29/02/2020

Findhorn, Nairn and Lossie Fisheries Trust

Make the Ultimate Triple cast- and help to Save our Salmon
Support the conservation of Scotland’s iconic Atlantic Salmon and bid to win ‘The Ultimate Triple Cast’. A unique opportunity for four anglers to compete to catch a salmon on three iconic salmon rivers – the Spey, the Findhorn and the Nairn in NE Scotland, by bidding in an online charity fundraising auction in January and February 2020. Link to auction here www.findhornnairnlossieauction.org.uk

Thanks to generous donors four anglers will have a day’s exclusive fishing for salmon on the River Nairn at Cawdor, moving the next day to the River Findhorn at Glenferness, and culminating on the River Spey at Gordon Castle at the end of September 2020. This is just one of dozens of lots on offer in the online auction raising funds to support the Findhorn Nairn & Lossie Fisheries Trust’s conservation, research and educational projects, to help restore the fortunes of wild Atlantic Salmon in our rivers.

Wild Atlantic Salmon have been returning to spawn in our rivers for millennia, but now we face a future where the numbers of returning salmon are at crisis levels. Through the Atlantic Salmon Trust’s Missing Salmon Project, we have discovered that over half of the young salmon leaving the River Findhorn in 2019 did not survive the first 10 km of the 3000km migration to their feeding grounds in the North Atlantic. Please help us find out why.

The online auction is now live and you can help to raise thousands of pounds to be used to help identify the threats to the salmon in our rivers, to help us create the healthiest river environment for all our native species to thrive, and to help us inform and inspire the next generation to care about the rivers on their doorsteps.

The Findhorn Nairn Lossie Auction 2020 is an unmissable opportunity to get your hands on some one-off and exclusive fishing lots. Fish the spectacular Findhorn Gorge at Altnaharra or at Dunphail – snug cottage included – or the easier to access meandering stretches at Altyre. Enjoy an unrivalled opportunity to catch salmon fresh from the sea on the Forres Angling Association beats. The Forres AA has even provided a box of their hand tied flies guaranteed to catch the attention of any salmon.

The auction website www.findhornnairnlossieauction.org.uk is live for bidding until the 29th February 2020, so get bidding to save our salmon.

Bob Laughton, FNLFT Director said
“As a small charitable trust this auction helps us to raise vital funds to deliver the important conservation and education initiatives we are planning. As well as the opportunity to enjoy fun experiences and tasty treats, bidding in our auction will be making a difference to local rivers. So I encourage everyone to have a look at our auction lots, tell their friends- and get bidding.”

The Findhorn Nairn & Lossie Fisheries Trust is a small environmental charity with big ambitions to restore our river habitats to conserve the populations of fish, birds, mammals and insects that depend on them for survival. We want to continue controlling invasive plants to restore native vegetation, re-meander rivers straightened in Victorian times to restore pools and riffles, plant trees to control river temperatures and help restore peatlands to reduce flooding and reduce climate change. We want to continue working with the Atlantic Salmon Trust to investigate what is happening to the salmon as they leave our rivers so we can take action to improve their chances of survival. We want to get young people out into the countryside, introduce them to the diversity of life in our rivers and create the next generation of environmental caretakers.


Director: Bob Laughton, FNLFT email: director@fnlft.org.uk or 07887 535986
Administrator: Valerie Wardlaw email: admin@fnlft.org.uk or 01309 611220