Category Archives: The Club

Fly Tying Night

Fly tying will be on Tuesday the 24th this month due to a Burns Supper on the 25th.
Islay Inn Argyle Street, 7.30pm as usual. All welcome.
After this it’s back to the last Wednesday of the month.

Paul

River Kelvin Angling Association AGM

The AGM will take place at the Woodside Hall, starting at 7pm on the 2nd of February.
(Please do not enter the hall before 7pm)

The address is 36 Glenfarg Street G20 7QE.
It’s just off St.Georges Road. The nearest tube station is St. Georges Cross.

To help the meeting run as smoothly as possible, please submit anything you would like to be tabled in advance. Although we will have our usual time set aside for questions, we may not have enough to get round everyone. To make sure your point is heard you can email it to paul123reid@aol.com, or text it to 07730682748.

There will be raffle tickets on sale, and don’t forget to bring any unused tags for the free membership draw.
This year we will also have RKAA fleeces and hats for sale. All proceeds go to the association.

A news letter will be sent out shortly to confirm these details.

Kind regards,
Paul

Arbour Works Phase 1

Greetings chaps – here is a short slideshow of the arbour work that has been undertaken by the Association. This work was agreed at the 2011 AGM, we were slightly held up by the amount of paperwork and hoops that had to be jumped however the benefits for the 2012 season should be great. This is phase 1 and is still to be completed – in the photos if you see a tree with a green spray paint dot on it then it has still to be removed. The areas so far that have been completed are above the Vet School and above the Slush. Please walk up that way and tell us what you think.

The work has opened an extremely long stretch for fly fishers and those wishing to spin etc for Salmon.

A big thank you to Alan Atkins (Chairman) who put in the majority of leg work to get this completed.

Fly Tying / Christmas Drinks

A few of us will be in the Islay Inn (Argyle Street, near Kelvingrove Art Gallery) on Thursday night from 7.30pm. We may well tie a few flies while we practice our drinking. All are welcome.

Paul

Catch Returns 2011.

Greetings Chaps,

The 2011 season has now ended and we hope you have had a good one. Please send us your catch returns so that we may accurately record how well our river is improving.

Please use this link – Catch Returns 2011

Additionally please send us any pictures of your fish to photos@fishkelvin_com (replace the _ with a . ) so that we can place them in our gallery.

Fly Tying Evening + Interesting Stuff!

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!

Fly Tying and Anglers Monitoring Initiative

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.
Paul

Fly Tying Night

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.

Fly Tying Evening and Forum Issues

Hello Chaps,

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.

Alistair