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30 Jul 14

In the month since the last update little has changed. Still no appreciable rise in the water level and the river is as low as I’ve ever seen. Light rain is forecast for rest of the week but it’s unlikely the affect the river to any significant degree and we continue to wait for some proper rain.

Drummond Loch has now coloured up with algae and is unfishable but there still sport to be had with the hard fighting little brownies in Loch turret.

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 

 

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