With good water over the past couple of weeks fish have been running through the club beats heading for the hills. A good number of sea trout were reported but only one salmon, this 10.5lber although there were probably others too. Remember that that the sea trout season ends on 31 Aug and that any caught after that date must be returned and not recorded.
About a dozen people turn out yesterday for Andy Murray’s Casting clinic. They had a superb day of instruction, good humour and personal instruction. We how to have Andy again next year.
Drummond Loch has cleared and should fish well until the end of the season.
Wild Fisheries Review (WFR) Category 2 – For 2017 the River Earn is categorised as a Cat 2 river meaning that salmon may be kept in keeping with club rules and the recommendations of the Tay District Salmon Fisheries Board. Please continue to practise responsible angling and return the majority of salmon
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
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