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.


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.

Lost Key

Hello Chaps – I hope you are all having an enjoyable season!

One person is not as he has got in contact with us about a lost key – a black plastic card type, it could be on the riverside along the “Balmore road” stretch up to the junction pool. Anyone finds it get in contact with us using the contact us or give it to any one of the office bearers – Alan Atkins our Chairman is down that way quite a bit.

Your reward shall be the gratitude of your fellow man.

Good Luck – and do not forget to send in your photos of fish!

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.

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.


AGM Summary

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.