Greetings chaps – I am aware this is uber short notice however we are having our monthly fly tying session on Wednesday 27th July at the Islay Inn on Argyle Street at 7.30pm. This time we also have Nick Underwood (Kelvin Catchment Officer) attending to talk to us about the anglers monitoring initiative. We are looking for volunteers to take part in this project. If you are interested in monitoring the health of the river,and can spare a little time to survey (I believe it’s once a month),then please come along for further information.
You can tie flies as he talks while enjoying a nice cold beer – you will then have enough time to walk the few minutes to the Kelvin for the dusk rise.
See you there!
Tomorrow evening (Wednesday 27th) we have the monthly fly tying night at the Islay Inn on Argyle Street, 7.30pm. This time we also have Nick Underwood (Kelvin Catchment Officer) attending to talk to us about the anglers monitoring initiative. We are looking for volunteers to take part in this project. If you are interested in monitoring the health of the river, and can spare a little time to survey (I believe it’s once a month), then please come along for further information. See you there.
On at the Islay Inn, Wednesday the 20th of April at 7.30pm.
All abilities welcome. Come along and share some of your knowledge with others, or if you’re a beginner you can try your hand at a few patterns (equipment provided).
There is a rumour that there might be some whisky tasting involved (for the adults). Fishing and tying DVD’s will be on hand for inspiration, and I’m sure there will be plenty of Kelvin related chat.
I look forward to seeing many of you there.
The address is 1256 Argyle Street. Glasgow, G3 8TJ.
It is now back up and running – sorry about that!
Seeing as how Paul is away snowboarding or something I thought I should update you on something that was discussed at our last committee meeting. Essentially some members have asked us if it is possible to run some kind of fly tying evening. At roughly the same time a local owner of a pub – The Islay Inn at the bottom of Kelvinway approached Paul and stated he would be willing to provide some space in the pub for some guys tying flies.
What a nice cooncidence!
Members would also be able to partake in a few whiskies at the same time. The proposed night is a Wednesday (so it does not coincide with other local tying groups members might attend) and will possibly be every two weeks. The night will comprise of some tying, some alcoholic beveragesand the watching of some fishing DVD’s on the pub telly. The club is also considering footing the bill for some vices and tying materials so folk can come along and have a go with no expense.
Ordinarily I would then say lets discuss this in the River Kelvin Angling Association Forum however it is totally gubbed at the moment. While I try and fix it (be warned all posts may be wiped) you can head over to Urban FlyFisher where I will make a special post.
I hope that is ok with you guys.
Minutes to follow.
Summary of the key points from the AGM
Alan Atkins has been voted in as the new Chairman. Alan has been the Acting Chairman since Euan Greer stood down last year.
Alistair Stewart was voted in as the new Vice Chairman, replacing Alan Atkins.
Frank Cook was voted back in as a committee member.
For the proposal to discontinue the stocking of brown trout , there was a vote. The motion was carried.
For the proposal to carry out catch and release for all brown trout, there was a vote. The motion was carried.
The motion to carry out improvement and access works on the banks, and to attribute monies for the work, was carried.
There was a vote for the proposal to instate 4 bailiffs with an honorarium of £5000 per year to cover expenses. The motion was not carried. Decision by narrow majority.
A proposal to increase the permit price was also not carried by a narrow majority, however a counter proposal for a smaller increase was carried.
Permit prices are now:
£40 – new members
£30 – existing members
£20 – existing OAP and registered disabled.
£5 – under 16
A motion for a fly only, brown trout only permit at £15 was carried.
Hi guys – we had a very nice opening ceremony on Saturday. Several members managed to make it despite the short notice – for those that did not here are two short videos of the procession and the toasting of the river.
By the way – thanks to Derek for the photos and video – you can check out more of the photos here.
And some photos:
Paul and Stephen
To be fair at least he tried..
I apologise for the late notice, but with the weather in mind we were not sure if this was likely to go ahead. As it stands we have arranged for a small ceremony tomorrow (Saturday 12th) at 11am.
We will be meeting at Ha’penny House in the Botanics stretch. FORK have been kind enough to open the house and there will be food available for a small donation. Tea and Coffee will also be available, with a good chance of something stronger for those that might want to toast the beginning of the salmon season.
All are welcome. If you know of anyone that might like to come along, please let them know.
Permits, hats and fleeces will be on sale.
At the moment Tackle & Guns have permits in stock. Permits have been posted to Glasgow Angling Centre and JB Angling – they should arrive by Thursday for Sale on Friday.
We have hats and fleeces that have been embroidered with the RKAA logo. These will be available at the AGM. The fleeces are £25 or £20 depending on the style, and hats are £6 for a peaked cap, or a fleece/woollen hat. You can have any colour you like as long as it’s blue or green.
All proceeds will go back into the association.