John Veitch moves away from his role as River Manager to become the Sales and Marketing agent under his own company. John will focus on promoting the river and securing a steady income stream through his online and media channels, his strong relationships with the RLA tenants and the sport Salmon Fishing industry at large. John’s value in this area is the key to sustaining and enhancing the RLA’s commitment on future investments on the River and within our Hatchery Operations. John will continue to manage all tenant relationships, bookings (incl ghillie arrangements), reporting and communications.
In addition to the above role, John will also have seasonal responsibility for Fishery protection – namely River Protection and Predation Control.
John will also retain responsibility for the RLA’s close relationships with our local fishing clubs. These clubs play very active part in our overall River Management Operations and are valued contributors to the rivers future success and sustainability.
We are also creating a new role on the River – Fishing Co-ordinator.
From the beginning of April 2017 Billy Neil has agreed to accept responsibility for this role. Billy has lived in Lochaber all his life and will be well known to many of you through his club memberships, fishing competitions and ghilling on the River. We are very fortunate that Billy has accepted this role. There are few people with the depth of knowledge that Billy has of all aspects of the River Lochy. Billy will be responsible for meeting and greeting fishing parties on a Monday morning, all aspects of bank, hut and boat maintenance, assisting John Veitch is predation control and coordinating daily catch data.
Jon Gibb will continue in his valuable role of Hatchery and Restoration Manager, supported by Pawel. This work and Jon’s on-going relationships with his Hatchery partners are key to the future success of the River Lochy. (See Hatchery page)