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Our Team

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Paul Hopper -
Senior Biologist


Paul is delighted to join the OHFT as Senior Biologist. Paul’s grandfather introduced him to fishing at a young age and grew up on the banks of the South Tyne so naturally became a passionate salmon angler. Paul studied fisheries management through Inverness College and has held many fisheries roles, including several years in the aquaculture industry then as a river bailiff/habitat officer for the Dee District Salmon Fishery Board and also a couple of seasons as a ghillie - one of which was at Amhuinnsuidhe Castle Estate. More recently Paul returned to academic studies and completed a BSc Honours degree through the Open University.

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Donnie Maciver - Angling Promotion Officer

Donnie is from Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis. He was educated at the Nicolson Institute and then went on to successfully complete a 3 year City & Guilds Engineering (Plant Fitter) course at Lews Castle College. Donnie was employed for 24 years at Sportsworld (formerly the Sports Shop) where he managed the angling & outdoor clothing section before joining the Fisheries Trust in July 2005. Donnie is a keen angler with an unrivalled knowledge of the salmon, sea trout and brown trout Fisheries of the Outer Hebrides, and is a member of several freshwater angling clubs.

Contact Donnie:

 Administration Officer


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