Hi chaps – the official forum is now live – you must use your real name and must input your permit number when asked – they are then checked against the database to make sure you are who you say you are.
Only members of the KAA can join and the purpose is to make it even easier to ask questions and put forward your ideas – some might say picking up the phone and giving the secretary a bell was easy however he does work and it gives others a chance to share the responsibility of answering questions. It will also hopefully combat the gossip, conjecture and hearsay that appears to go hand in hand with helping you guys catch a fish.
So go and join in the discussions – we hope you enjoy and find it useful.
Just to add that the bailiff meeting will be at 7pm.
Anyone who is willing in assisting the association in up holding the agreed rules are welcome to attend.
Hi Chaps – just a quick note to say that the finishing touches are being put on the shiny new much asked for official forum thingy – feel free to sign up however your accounts will not be activated until all the people that are able to check off permit numbers against names have got all the info.
Oh aye – make sure you use your real name – no nicknames and you must supply your permit number so that only association members can access the booty.
Additionally as this is an official Association forum there is an absolutely huge user policy which you should all read – essentially it just makes sure that if your fingers burst into flames as you type not only cant you sue us but we can also throw you in the river without any comeback whatsoever.
Seriously – read the user policy..when you get access, which will be soon…
Bailiff meeting on Friday to discuss plans for the rest of the season and in particular this bank holiday weekend.
The meeting will be in Coopers Bar which is on the Corner of Great Western Road and Bank Street.
Additionally, anyone interested in becoming a bailiff is welcome to attend.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The clean up will take place on the 3rd, and not the 6th as I posted previously.
Meet at the Ha’penny Bridge House at 10.30am.