Month: August 2015

CRIMP Training – 24th October 2015

Interested in looking after your local river? The Clyde River Foundation will run a ‘CRIMP’ workshop on Saturday 24th October 2015. Twelve places are available to anyone who wishes to learn the standardised methodology for riverfly monitoring and is interested in taking more »

Posted in Clyde Catchment, crimp_news, Foundation work, News, Uncategorized

Clyde in the Classroom 2016

We are now booking for Clyde in the Classroom 2016, a hands-on project in which children raise brown trout from eggs to fry before releasing them into their local river or burn. The project webpage is and if you’d like to more »

Posted in Clyde Catchment, Education, News

Clyde invertebrate samples become part of Hunterian collection thanks to paid internship

Aquatic invertebrate samples from the Clyde catchment have become part of the Hunterian Zoology Museum collection thanks to an internship delivered through the Third Sector Internships Scotland (TSIS) programme. In June we were joined by Katie Grimmond – a Zoology more »

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Lots of CRIMPing on the Kelvin

We caught up with two ‘long-standing’ dedicated riverfly monitors Allan Twigg (Friends of the River Kelvin) and Ernest Atlee (Caurnie Angling Club). Both have been sampling on the River Kelvin since early 2013 and we felt it would be a more »

Posted in crimp_news, Foundation work, News, River Kelvin, Uncategorized

New American signal crayfish populations in the Clyde catchment

We have had two reports of “new” populations of American signal crayfish in the River Clyde catchment this week, one of which we have confirmed and the other we will be investigating further. While these populations of the alien species more »

Posted in Angling, Clyde Catchment, Invasive Non-Native Species, News

Clyde fish kill extends to the River Kelvin

The fish kill reported last Friday on the River Gryffe (article here) is ongoing and affected fish have been seen in the River Kelvin this week. Since appealing for sightings on Monday, the Clyde River Foundation has received several reports of more »

Posted in Angling, Clyde Catchment, News, River Gryfe, River Kelvin

Another potential problem on the River Gryffe…

Further to the ongoing fish kill, we have been informed of a pollution incident on a tributary of the Gryffe – the Dargavel Burn. The photographs (taken today by Alan Beaton of the Bridge of Weir Angling Club) show what more »

Posted in Black Cart Water, Clyde Catchment, News, River Gryfe

Fish kill on the River Gryffe

A fish kill was discovered on the River Gryffe in Renfrewshire over the weekend by Alan Beaton of the Bridge of Weir Angling Club (BoWAC) and Sandy Ritchie of Paisley Abercorn Angling Club. Alan took measurements and photographs of eleven dead more »

Posted in Angling, Black Cart Water, Clyde Catchment, News, River Gryfe, Uncategorized

Bridge of Weir AC riverfly monitoring

The Bridge of Weir Angling Club are keeping very up to date with their sampling regime. We caught up with them and particularly Peter Rentoul who was trained last year and has since taken over the sampling site on the more »

Posted in crimp_news, News, River Gryfe, Uncategorized

Refresher sessions in full swing

Between 2013 and 2015 the Clyde River Foundation trained a total of 113 ‘CRIMP’ monitors, from 24 organisations over eleven training courses. The riverfly enthusiasts or ‘CRIMPers’ who are helping protect their river’s water quality have been visited by project staff to more »

Posted in crimp_news, Invasive Non-Native Species, News, River Kelvin