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19 Oct 14

At long last the water is here, probably a little too much at the moment but at last the back-end is safe. A number of fish were reported during the week, the biggest a 17 lber to local Eddie Jessop on the fly. Well done.

The forecast is encouraging for the coming week although the wind might be a problem especially on Tue and heavy rain is currently forecast for Fri which might make next Saturday problematic. Best watch the forecast.

Catch Returns are due by 10 Nov, preferably electronically by following this link. Remember, no Sea Trout accidently caught after the end of August are to be recorded.

The trout season ended last Monday. It’s been a frustrating year with the lack of rain and unusually high temperatures keeping Drummond Loch cloudy right up to the end. The Loch will reopen on 15 Mar next year.

The River Earn Improvement Association (REIA) welcomes membership from those interested in angling and matters related to the River Earn. By joining you will help to preserve a unique part of Perthshire's natural heritage. 

Information on the Earn water level is available based on the Dalginross (Comrie) and Kinkell Bridge monitoring stations. This is updated on an hourly basis and gives a good idea of the current level - visiting anglers would be well advised to check this when planning a trip. The graph shows the river level relative to a 'base level'. The base level represents a typical summer level in the river and has been calculated as the level that is exceeded for 95% of the time - it does not indicate the 'actual' height of the water. Anglers will therefore find it helpful to check the level given prior to setting out and then compare that with the actual water level in the area where they plan to fish. Future visits to the Earn site will therefore given them a point of reference on which to base any proposed trip to the river. As a guide, 0m in practice means very difficult conditions with slack water and increasing amounts of weed during the summer; so, it's not worth really venturing out. A level around +6-9 inches is a good medium height.  A level at Comrie that is considerably above that at Kinkell often means either it has rained in the catchment area, or  the Hydro Board have started generating, and the level over the whole length of the river is likely to rise as a consequence. For details of other, non-Tay system, rivers go the SEPA interactive map.

Club Rules:   A full list of the Club Rules can be found here.  

Eels:    Since 2008 it has been illegal to fish for or kill eels in Scotland. All eels must be returned alive.

Rainbows:    In the interests of indigenous fish preservation all rainbow trout should be killed.     

Beaver Re-introduction:    Do you have a view?  An article on the potential effect is here

 

Annual Catch Statistics  

 

Crieff AC Annual Catches 

 

Crieff_AC_5_yr_average

 

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