The Committee are pleased to announce that they have acquired the two leases on the Luggie Water. These were previously held by the Waterside Anglers Club and the Kirkintilloch Miners.
This has been a fairly drawn out process but the lease is now official and all RKAA members can now fish the Luggie Water for Salmon and all lesser species. Normal RKAA rules apply.
I look forward to any reports on how it fishes between now and the end of the season.
As per the leaflet in your permit pack, our work party day takes place this Saturday. We are running this alongside the F.O.R.K clean up day so there will be plenty of opportunity to help out.
Hand tools will be provided for bank clearance and litter removal. If you own a bow saw, loppers etc, please feel free to bring them along.
Meet at the Ha’Penny Bridge House for 10.30am. You can park on Addison Road.
We hope you are having a nice productive start to your 2012 season, we are hearing of a few Salmon caught and returned as well as good trout fishing. It looks like a combination of not stocking, total catch and release for trout and the mild winter has already started to make an impact.
Those of you who have not visited the website in a while might like to join the forum and ask any questions of just offer some help. Some of the committee members recently put together a new bridge up at the Balmore Road and volunteers to help are always appreciated. We have also updated the site to make it more easy to find information like how to obtain a permit. Please get in touch if you would like to see something else or would like.to contribute.
James, our new head bailiff has also been busy and has asked several people without permits to leave the river. Alistair and Paul met three chaps spinning on a Sunday above the Golf Course without permits who were asked to leave. We will be targeting areas such as the Vet School over the next few weeks to combat poachers and those fishing illegally.
As usual, any issues of pollution please get in touch with SEPA and any issues around poaching phone the number on your permit.
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Paul, Jim, James and Alistair headed up to the Balmore stretch on Sunday to build a bridge over the problematic ditch. The farmer kindly gave us permission to cross his land with a four by four and a trailer with all the materials.
I have put together a short (8 min) movie of the photos and video of the building of the bridge. Jim Burns scrounged for the materials from his work and then assembled it at home (and then tested it by having his grandchildren run across it) so that it was a case of putting it all together on the river bank.
Many thanks to all those that attended the opening ceremony..
With both the salmon and trout season officially underway, this Saturday (17th) the opening ceremony will take place on the banks of the Kelvin inside Kelvingrove Park. The ceremony has been delayed this year to give all anglers the chance to attend, and to increase the chances of a fish!
Meeting at the Islay Inn on Argyle Street at 11.30am, the piper will march us down to the river around 12pm. Following the ceremony we can then meet back at the Islay Inn at 2pm for food and a few drinks.
I hope to see you there.
The rearranged demonstration from Donald Forbes takes place on Wednesday (7th) night at the Islay Inn (On Argyle Street, near Kelvingrove Art Gallery). The last demonstration focused on fly tying, this week we will be looking at trout tactics and the set ups that Donald uses when representing Scotland in international river and loch competitions.
The night starts at 7.30pm. All welcome, come along and say hello.
Unfortunately Donald has been called to a meeting with the Scottish Rivers Team, so we have to postpone tomorrow night’s demonstration at the Islay Inn. We are moving it back to the following Wednesday which is the 7th of March (7.30pm). I hope to see you there.
Wednesday will see the first in a series of demonstrations from Donald Forbes (Scottish International Fly Fishing Team). Donald will be demostrating both river and still water flies, with the focus on function and practicality rather than the over complex.
Starts at 7.30pm at the Islay Inn.
Dates for the Diary
11th February – salmon season opens
15th February – fly tying demo from Donald Forbes (meet at Islay Inn)
29th February – tactics for trout and grayling with Donald Forbes (Islay Inn)
15th March – trout season opens
17th March – opening ceremony and clean up day
2nd June – RKAA clean up day (meet at Ha’penny Bridge House)
4th August – RKAA clean up day (meet Ha’penny Bridge House)
30th September – last day fishing on the Allander
6th October – last day of the trout season
31st October – last day of the salmon season
20th November – All catch returns must be submitted