Category: Angling

Splash of success as children release fish into the Avon Water

Almost 500 primary school children from across the Avon Valley are taking to the Avon Water and its tributaries this month to set free young fish that they have raised in school. Children from 21 Primary Schools are participating in more »

Posted in Angling, Education, News, River Avon, Salmon Homecoming

Research insights into the impact of invasive crayfish on fish

In this video from the National Crayfish Conference, Prof. Jon Grey of the Wild Trout Trust provides a round-up of research surrounding the impacts of invasive crayfish on fish.

Posted in Angling, Invasive Non-Native Species, News Tagged with:

Riverfly Census

Spring 2015 saw the launch of the Salmon and Trout Conservation UK Riverfly Census. This involved taking invertebrate samples from five sites from each of the selected 12 rivers. The rivers being deliberately chosen based upon geographic and geological diversification. more »

Posted in Angling, crimp_news, News

4th National Riverfly Partnership Conference – Registration now open

Registration for the 4th National Riverfly Partnership Conference ‘Riverfly Monitoring and Beyond’  in the Flett Theatre, Natural History Museum, London on Thursday 17th November 2016, is now open. The conference will bring together organisations and individuals participating in the Riverfly more »

Posted in Angling, crimp_news, News

Riverfly Partnership Photography Competition 2016

The Riverfly Partnership is excited to launch its 2016 national photography competition                                                         more »

Posted in Angling, crimp_news, News

Lessons on the Lamington Burn

We’d like to say a very big thank you to the Lamington & District Angling Improvement Association (www.lamingtonfishing.co.uk) who got in touch recently because they were keen for us to do some work with the school and local community on more »

Posted in Angling, Clyde Catchment, Lamington Burn, News

Angler’s Riverfly Monitoring Initiative news

A very informative update from the ARMI coordinator Ben Fitch, download the Pdf to read all the recent news and developments. 

Posted in Angling, crimp_news, News

The very latest in riverfly news from ‘SALMO TRUTTA’

A recent article about riverfly monitoring published in Volume 19 of SALMO TRUTTA (The annual journal of the Wild Trout Trust) Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

Posted in Angling, crimp_news, Foundation work, News

Clyde Salmon Homecoming Conference – Dr Willie Yeomans

Only 4 days to go until the Clyde Salmon Homecoming Conference on World Fish Migration Day, Saturday 21st May, so we thought we’d share a profile on our very own Dr Willie Yeomans, Catchment Manager for the Clyde River Foundation: In more »

Posted in Angling, Clyde Catchment, Education, News

Clyde Salmon Homecoming Conference – Paul Reid

Just over a week to go for the Clyde Salmon Homecoming Conference on Saturday 21st May (World Fish Migration Day)! Today we’d like to shine a light on Paul Reid who is the Director of the River Clyde Fishery Management Trust, Secretary more »

Posted in Angling, Clyde Catchment, Education, Foundation work, News

Clyde Salmon Homecoming Conference – Karen Dobbins

Less than 4 weeks to go for our Clyde Salmon Homecoming Conference and we are delighted to introduce another of our speakers!  Today’s focus is on Karen Dobbins of the Clyde and Avon Valley Landscape Partnership: Karen Dobbins is a Development Officer with more »

Posted in Angling, Clyde Catchment, Foundation work, News, River Avon

Clyde Salmon Homecoming Conference – Dr Phil McGinnity

In the run-up to our Clyde Salmon Homecoming Conference on Saturday 21st May we’ll be posting a profile for each guest speaker. Today’s focus is on Dr Phil McGinnity (School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University College Cork): Dr McGinnity has been working in more »

Posted in Angling, Education, Foundation work, News

Clyde Salmon Homecoming Conference – Prof. Neil Metcalfe

In the run-up to our Clyde Salmon Homecoming Conference on Saturday 21st May we’ll be posting a profile for each guest speaker. First up is Professor Neil Metcalfe (Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, University of Glasgow): Prof. Neil Metcalfe more »

Posted in Angling, News, Uncategorized

Save the date – Clyde Salmon Homecoming Conference, 21st May 2016

The return of the iconic Atlantic salmon to the River Clyde is possibly the biggest good-news story in freshwater biology.  On World Fish Migration Day 21st May 2016, the Clyde River Foundation is holding a one-day conference entitled ‘Clyde Salmon more »

Posted in Angling, Clyde Catchment, Foundation work, News

Spotlight on our citizen scientists – 3. Bridge of Weir Angling Association

On Saturday 27th February ‘Caring for the Clyde’ will celebrate 3 years of citizen science in the River Clyde catchment. In the run-up to the event we’ll be highlighting some of the great groups involved in our biggest citizen science more »

Posted in Angling, crimp_news, News, River Gryfe

Spotlight on our citizen scientists – 1. Quarriers

On Saturday 27th February ‘Caring for the Clyde’ will celebrate 3 years of citizen science in the River Clyde catchment. In the run-up to the event we’ll be highlighting some of the great groups involved in our biggest citizen science more »

Posted in Angling, Clyde Catchment, crimp_news, Education, News

Opening up the Avon Water to migratory fish

Up to 35km of spawning habitat is to be opened up to migratory fish on the Avon Water, a major tributary of the River Clyde,  through barrier easement at the Ferniegair and Millheugh Weirs. The initiative is a result of the Avon more »

Posted in Angling, Clyde Catchment, Foundation work, News, River Avon

Latest CRIMP newsletter

Find out everything that’s been happening Clyde wide in our latest newsletter below

Posted in Angling, crimp_news, News

Planning to celebrate!

The Clyde River Foundation’s annual citizen science meeting will take place on Saturday 27th February. Caring for the Clyde will celebrate three years of coordinating CRIMP, our largest citizen science project, on the River Clyde. We are very grateful to more »

Posted in Angling, crimp_news, News

Scottish Anglers Riverfly Monitoring Initiative (ARMI) meeting outcomes

During the November meeting SEPA pledged continued support for Citizen Science and particularly riverfly monitoring. Some of the main outcomes from the meeting were to make significant progress in setting specific trigger levels for Clyde riverfly monitoring sites in 2016 more »

Posted in Angling, crimp_news, News, Uncategorized

8th annual Grayling Day

Today we met up with local anglers to survey grayling in the Clyde for our 8th annual grayling day. Every year we meet with members of local angling clubs to electrofish the South Calder Water in Motherwell and this year we more »

Posted in Angling, Foundation work, News, South Calder

Campsie Angling Association back in the river

We met with the Campsie Angling Association secretary Lawrence Meechan on the Glazert Water for a refresher in the riverfly monitoring technique. Lawrence attended one of the first Riverfly monitoring training courses on the River Clyde in 2012, before CRIMP more »

Posted in Angling, crimp_news, News, River Kelvin

Fish kill report

We have received the final report from Marine Scotland’s Fish Health Inspectorate on the fish kill that occurred in the Gryfe and Kelvin catchments throughout August and September. Fish collected from the Gryfe were analysed for disease and a number of pathogens were detected (bacterial, more »

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

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

Diseased salmon caught on River Kelvin

A female adult salmon in very poor condition was brought to us by a member of the River Kelvin Angling Association today after being caught last night near Kelvinhall. The fish had extensive pathology around the head and tail but showed no signs of more »

Posted in Angling, News, River Kelvin

Riverfly enthusiast Josh is Trout ‘N’ About

One of our younger citizen scientists Josh Maitland, East Kilbride Angling Club, has been out in all weathers surveying the Rotten Calder. Josh has been out regularly since he attended a training course at the end of August and the more »

Posted in Angling, crimp_news, News

Do you want to help care for the Clyde?

The Clyde River Foundation seeks to gauge interest amongst community groups and anglers with a love for rivers and their fly life. We hope to run a one-day training workshop that will introduce volunteers to riverfly monitoring and the monthly more »

Posted in Angling, crimp_news, Education, News

Third Caring for the Clyde – Citizen Science Meeting

On Saturday 7th March the Clyde River Foundation held its third ‘Caring for the Clyde’ citizen science meeting. The meeting was opened by Catchment Manager Dr. Willie Yeomans, after which Project Coordinator Lesley Deans gave an overview of CRIMP and presented more »

Posted in Angling, crimp_news, Education, News

Now booking – Caring for the Clyde: 3rd Citizen Science Meeting

Are you interested in looking after your local river? Come along to ‘Caring for the Clyde’ on Saturday 7th March to find out how citizen scientists have been helping to care for the River Clyde. We’re delighted to have presentations more »

Posted in Angling, Clyde Catchment, crimp_news, Education, News

Winter sampling with Mid-Clyde anglers

You could tell we’re almost at the shortest day when we met up with the Mid-Clyde Angling Club on the main stem of the Clyde last week. Alistair and Robert from the club, who are both new to CRIMP this more »

Posted in Angling, Clyde Catchment, crimp_news, News

Plea for salmon information

A freshly dead salmon was brought to our lab by a bailiff from the River Kelvin Angling Association yesterday. The fish had extensive lesions around the head and fin damage as shown in the pictures below. We have informed the Fish more »

Posted in Angling, Clyde Catchment, News, River Kelvin

Keeping watch on the White Cart

New ‘CRIMPers’ from the Busby Angling Association have stepped up to keep watch over their local river the White Cart Water. Scott Ferguson and Ken Gillies, who trained up back in May, have strategically selected sites on the river to best more »

Posted in Angling, crimp_news, News

Stopping the spread – Check, Clean, Dry

As we continue to track the spread of invasive non-native species (INNS) throughout the Clyde catchment we’d like to remind all river users of how you can help halt the spread of these harmful organisms. Remember these 3 simple steps: Check, Clean, more »

Posted in Angling, crimp_news, Education, Invasive Non-Native Species, News

River Kelvin CRIMP coverage

The River Kelvin Angling Association to date has eleven trained and active monitors covering the catchment and its tributaries. This week we met with recently trained volunteers from the River Kelvin Angling Association to assist with choosing sampling sites. We more »

Posted in Angling, crimp_news, News, River Kelvin

East Kilbride Angling Club open day

East Kilbride Angling Club invited us along to their open day event at Greenhills Library on Saturday April 12th. The club set up a fly-tying demo, kid’s crafts, a raffle and even a collection of the library’s fishing literature! We took along more »

Posted in Angling, crimp_news, News

Scottish ‘Angling Diary’ launched

A new online ‘angling diary’ for Scottish anglers has just been launched by the Scottish Fisheries Coordination Centre.  The website enables anglers to record information on their catches of freshwater game and coarse fish and share their angling experiences. The more »

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