The little bit of rain we had on Monday had minimal effect on the river level, the slight rise will quickly fall back and there is little prospect of any descent rain in the forecast. As a consequence, there has been few, if any, anglers out and unsurprisingly, no reports of any fish. We desperately need a period of prolonged rain in order to lift the water and allow fish to run. Once the rain comes we should see a run of both salmon and sea trout.
Drummond Loch has been stocked recently but due to the mild winter is hard fishing at the moment.
Please note that with effect April 2017 the ticket seller will change to:
A&A Newsagents and Post Office
75-75 King Street
Crieff PH7 3HB
Tel 01764 656361/653892
Day tickets and member's tickets for the River and Drummond Loch and Loch Turret will be be available from Abdul from now on.
To encourage others please report any fishing success, especially in the early part 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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