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Unused Tags

If you hold on to your unused tags you can use them to enter into the draw for a free membership at the AGM.

Don’t bring them to the EGM as they won’t be any use.


Catch retuns update

Just a reminder that all catch returns are due in by the 20th of November. If you haven’t already submitted then please complete the online form at, or post them to
Secretary of the RKAA
Box number 441
145 Kilmarnock Road
G41 3JA

If you complete the online form then you do not need to post anything back.


Woodside Hall Directions

Woodside Hall
36 Glenfarg Street
G20 7QE

Link to Google Maps

Directions from St. Georges Cross Underground Station.

1. Cross over Maryhill Road.
2. Walk past Alpine Bikes on your left.
3. Turn left on to St. Georges Road.
4. Walk on until you come to Woodlands Library on your left.
5. Turn left and at the end of the street you will see the hall on your right.

Directions from GAC
1. Exit the car park and turn right.
2. Walk down Possil Road and under the canal.
3. Cross over Garscube Road and straight down St. Georges Road.
4. Turn right at the Woodside Library.
5. At the end of the street you will see the hall on your right.

EGM Wednesday 17th of November

Dear member,
You are invited to attend the following meeting at Woodside Hall. The meeting has been called by the committee to discuss and agree actions on the points detailed in the agenda below.
You will need your permit (with photograph) to gain entrance to the hall.
Kind regards,
Paul Reid

The River Kelvin Angling Association EGM, 17th November 2010, 7pm

Time for discussion on proposals will be allotted, however due to time constraints it will be limited. In order that this meeting can progress as smoothly as possible, members are asked to adhere to the following guidelines.

– One singer one song. To avoid interruptions, please raise your hand and wait to be acknowledged before you make your point.
– For the benefit of those taking notes, please stand and state your name before addressing the hall.
– Please speak up, and talk as clearly as possible.
– Be polite. Listen to others when they are speaking. There will be breaks for chat, cigarettes, etc.
– Show respect for other association members, even if their views are not the same as your own.

Anyone that does not keep to these rules will be asked to leave, and the meeting will be adjourned until they have left.


Start – 7pm
1. Apologies
2. Update from the Chairman
3. Update from the Secretary
4. Amendments to the Constitution
5. Update from the Head Bailiff
Close – 9pm

American Signal Crayfish

Three specimens of the American signal crayfish were recovered from the River Kelvin this summer. The origin of the Kelvin crayfish is unknown but deliberate introduction cannot be ruled out. The signal crayfish is a serious threat to the native biodiversity of the Kelvin system (and beyond) and extreme care should be taken to avoid the inadvertent transfer of small specimens on fishing tackle and boots. Tackle used on the Kelvin should therefore be disinfected before use in other river systems (including those in other parts of the Clyde catchment). Please copy the following link into your browser for more information

The Clyde River Foundation is researching the distribution of crayfish locally and sightings should be communicated to Willie Yeomans ( asap (telephone: 0141 330 5080). All specimens captured should be humanely killed (it is acceptable to crush them quickly underfoot) – do not put them back into the river. It is illegal to be in possession of live crayfish without a licence, so please do not remove any from the riverbank.

Replacement Permits

If your permit is lost or destoyed, please print of the permit application from the permits section of the site. Fill in your details and put ‘replacement’ where it asks for your permit number. Send the form and payment (£3 cheque or postal order) back, and a replacement will be posted out.


Tags – How it works

Tagging System.

1. Each member shall be issued with 5 numbered tags for the season. The number on the tags should match the permit number for each individual angler. If this is not the case please contact the Secretary.
2. Tags are not transferable and under no circumstances should you give any tags to another angler. If any angler gives their tags to another, or are found to be in possession of tags that don’t belong to them, their membership may be cancelled.
3. At the river, if you are using a tag then your permit must be present (you cannot fish without your permit anyway).
4. One tag must be used per migratory fish killed. The fish must be tagged immediately after it has been dispatched. Failure to do so may result in your membership being cancelled.
5. Any angler found with an untagged fish may have their membership cancelled, and could face prosecution.
6. Fish should be tagged through the gills in such a fashion that the tag cannot be removed without cutting it, or damaging the fish. If you are unsure of the procedure please visit the Association Website, or contact a member of the Committee.
7. Extra tags will not be issued under any circumstances, including loss. Given that you can only kill one migratory fish per day, the committee would advise all anglers to carry one tag and keep the rest in a safe place to avoid loosing their allowance for the season.
8. Association members are requested to check that other anglers adhere to the tagging system rules. If you encounter anyone breaking any of the rules above, please contact the Head Bailiff (07500 148 856) or the Secretary (07730 682 748) immediately.

Could the following members please contact the Secretary

The backlog of people waiting for tags has now been cleared, with the last of them posted this evening. Due to some admin issues with addresses, permit numbers etc. I need the following people to contact me before I can dispatch their tags.
Ronnie Hannah
Alex Gillespie
Kenneth Bamford
George McMillan
Owen Reilly
Stephen Bain
Richard Spinks
Steven Taylor
James Buchannan
Steven McCourt
Steven Millar
Bruce Small
Logan Murney
Stewart Ferguson
Andrew Tooley
Raymond Hendrie
Joe Murney
Derek Graham


Migratory Tags

Due to a delay in receiving the tags from Thailand, not everyone will have been sent their tags in time for the 1st of June. The remainder will receive their tags in the post over the next few days. Anglers are asked to refrain from killing fish until they have received their tags.

Kind regards,

Can you help?

A couple of dates for your diaries guys (and girls of course).

Saturday the 3rd of April – This Saturday we need as many people as possible to team up with FORK and help clean up the Kelvin. Meeting at 10.30am, Ha’penny House. Finished by 12.

Tuesday the 6th of April – This Tuesday we have a bailiff meeting taking place at Partick Burgh Halls. 7.30pm kick off with the possibility of a pint and a blether afterwards. All current bailiffs should attend and we are asking for more volunteers to step up. If you are interested in joining the team then please come along, even if it’s just for more information on what the roll entails.