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14 Aug 16

A small rise in the river level yesterday was enough to bring at least one fish up. Local member Alistair Hamilton landed this nice 7lber and a sea trout shortly after. It just goes to prove that when there’s water there are fish; right place, right time.

AH 7lb

Unfortunately the water level has already dropped back and is likely to do so further over the next couple of days. The forecast for the coming week is not encouraging.

To date it has been a very poor year with only two other salmon reported and, in common with most rivers, few sea trout.

2016 Fish


05 May 2016 - P. MacDonald

2016-2 27 Jun 2016 - R. Dakin


Bank Work - Apr 16

Wild Fisheries Reform - Anglers are reminded that the Scottish Government’s classification of the Earn as a Category 3 river means that all salmon must be returned this year irrespective of their condition. If we are to have any chance of overturning this restriction it is important that we fish hard in the hope that we can record a good number of fish.

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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