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17 Nov 15


The Grayling season opened on 14 Nov and will run until 14 Jan. The water is too high at the moment but once it falls there should be some good sport if reports during the summer are anything to go by. Anglers are reminded that there is no wading for Grayling.

Catch Returns were due by 10 Nov; the electronic submission link is now closed. If you inadvertently missed the return date please contact the Secretary asap.

AGM – The Club’s AGM will take place on Tuesday 01 December at 1930 hrs in the Royal British Legion, Crieff. This is your opportunity to have your say so please come along and support your committee. We are always looking for new committee members; it’s not an onerous task but one that’s important. So, please consider standing.

The River Earn Improvement Association (REIA) welcomes membership from those interested in angling and matters related to the River Earn. All anglers fishing the club waters are strongly encouraged to join REIA. By doing so you will help to preserve a unique part of Perthshire's natural heritage.  A Club/REIA work party clearing a blockage in the Lennoch Burn, one of number of important for Brown and Sea Trout spawning burns on the club’s water.
Lennoch Burn blockage clearance - May 15
Bank Work Bank Work

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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