Tuesday 22nd October 2013
Please forward this news to all of your club’s members:
Join the Angling Trust as an Individual Member for Just £2.50 a Month
Angling Trust Introduce New £2.50 Subscription Option
Please forward this email to River Kelvin Angling Association’s members to encourage them to join online as individual members at www.anglingtrust.net/join or by calling the Membership Team on 01568 620 447.
We’ve responded to feedback from anglers by introducing a new monthly subscription option. Individual members can now spread the cost of Angling Trust membership over 12 months by paying just £2.50 a month with Direct Debit. As the nominated Primary Contact for your club we are asking you to please pass on this news to your club’s members by forwarding them this email.
The more members of our affiliated clubs that join us as Angling Trust individual members the more political clout and resources we will have to run campaigns and take action on issues like poaching, pollution, commercial over-fishing at sea and predation.
For £2.50 (…yes that’s less than the price of a pint of beer!) each month all anglers will now know they are doing the right thing and supporting their sport’s representative organisation, and the work of Fish Legal, in the same way that birdwatchers join the RSPB or shooters join BASC. What’s more, individual members get great benefits like public liability insurance worth £14.99, two magazines a year, monthly e-news and up to 20% off fishing permits, tackle and books.
This new monthly payment option will make it easier for those who prefer to pay for individual membership of the Angling Trust in instalments rather than in a single £25 lump sum.
To set up a £2.50 Direct Debit payment your club’s members just need to go to www.anglingtrust.net/join or call 0844 77 00 616 (Option 1). For those who prefer to pay in one single payment there’s still a one-off £25 option for adult members instead.
The total of £30 for 12 X £2.50 monthly instalments reflects the administrative fees we have to pay for taking 12 Direct Debit payments.
A few people have been in touch about the end of season dates. As a reminder:
The trout season has now finished (6th of October was the last day).
Fishing on the Allander Water has now finished (30th of September was the last day).
The last day for Salmon fishing on the Kelvin will be the 30th of October. The season will start again on the 11th of February.
If you see anyone fishing on a Sunday or fishing the Allander, please let me know.
Catch and ReleaseSo it’s C&R for the remainder of the season. Here is some advice from the Angling Trust on best practice.
Some pictures from today’s Kick sampling. Thanks to Lesley Gregg (CRF), Jim Burns, Stuart Bagget and Allan Twigg (FORK) for their hard work.
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Thanks to everyone that reported the blockage in the Salmon Ladder, it’s good to know there are people keeping an eye on it. Davie Craigie and I went up and managed to clear it at the weekend, after several attempts with ropes, grappling hook and a two ton puller!
Here are some before and after pictures.
Here you can see the blockage
Massive log trapped just below the surface
Success! The dislodged log floating away
Looking up the ladder. You can see the recent repairs to the wall
One from last year showing the wall prior to the repairs
With thanks to Alan Atkins for liaising with the Garscube Estate on this matter. The Estate paid for, and installed the signs and lifesaving equipment.
We have had a complaint from the one of the residents regarding anglers parking in the private car park adjacent to the flats. Please remember that members cannot park on private roads or in residents car parks along the river. I had an incident where a member thought it was OK to park while he was just down for a look, this is not the case.
No parking at anytime in any residents car parks or private land. Stick to the public roads.
With the water so low the conditions are perfect for some maintenance. With this in mind we will be holding a work party on Sunday (21st), 11am start. We will meet at the old flint mill upstream from Belmont Street. Refreshments will be provided. Wear old clothes and bring work gloves I you have them.