Category: News

Pink Salmon Workshop Report

A copy of the final report from the Pink Salmon Workshop is available here. Source: Ness DSFB

Posted in Invasive Non-Native Species, News

#GreenerwithGreggs Photo Competition!

We were very excited to win the #GreenerwithGreggs photo competition with our picture of pupils sampling for invertebrates in the Salmon homecoming project!  ANNOUNCING: #GreenerwithGreggs Winner:the award of £250 from @GreggsCharity for the most active, energetic and colourful update is more »

Posted in News, Salmon Homecoming

Non-native Salmon being caught in Scotland

Recently captures of non-native Pink Salmon have been reported in Scotland. These fish are thought to have come from rivers in northern Norway/Russia. A link to the advice note from Fisheries Management Scotland is provided, with further information on identification more »

Posted in Clyde Catchment, News

Scotland to Sargasso education project

Today we’re delighted to bring you a blog post from Paul Fraser, our MSci Marine and Freshwater Biology placement student, about Scotland to Sargasso – an eel education project that he is delivering in four local primary schools. Paul, Dr more »

Posted in Education, News

Fish in Schools Competition Winner

We received lots of amazing and inspiring entries for the Fish in Schools competition and invite you to check them all out below. During Fish in Schools, pupils learned about their local rivers and some of the challenges they face more »

Posted in Education, Fish in Schools, Foundation work

From Fish in Schools to fish in rivers!

After weeks of dedication and meticulous hatchery care, our Fish in Schools participants are saying farewell to brown trout they have raised from eggs to fry. Over the project pupils have learned about brown trout life cycles, ecology and protecting more »

Posted in Education, Fish in Schools, News

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

Community take action with Fish in Schools river clean-up

Pupils, parents and staff at St Vincent’s Primary joined forces to improve their neighbourhood with a clean-up of the Auldhouse Burn ahead of the Fish in Schools fish release day. The burn, which runs directly under the school and through more »

Posted in Education, Fish in Schools, White Cart Water

Fish in Schools pupils share their learning

We’ve had a great time visiting our Fish in Schools classes each week as they raise their brown trout. Our visiting scientist sessions provide an opportunity for questions and discussion of topics ranging from fish biology to environmental stewardship, and allows children more »

Posted in Education, Fish in Schools, News

Hundreds of school children join Avon Water salmon science project

Almost 500 schoolchildren from across the Avon Valley have embarked on an exciting new education project that will celebrate the return of the iconic Atlantic salmon to their local river, the Avon Water. The ‘Salmon Homecoming’ project is supported by more »

Posted in News, Salmon Homecoming

Clyde in the Classroom welcomes its 25,000th pupil

The Clyde River Foundation celebrated a major milestone last week as we welcomed the 25,000th pupil to date to the project. The 17th season of the project was launched in partnership with Glasgow Science Centre between Wednesday 11th and Friday 13th January. more »

Posted in Education, News

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:

Brock Burn fish rescue

Today the Clyde River Foundation completed a fish rescue on the Brock Burn (East Renfrewshire) as part of a programme of works by Scottish Water. A £120m investment to improve the drinking water network for people in parts of East Renfrewshire more »

Posted in Foundation work, News, White Cart Water

Clyde: Celebrated Past, Debatable Present, Wide-Open Future

Last Sunday, 17th July, New Glasgow Society hosted ‘Clyde: Celebrated Past, Debatable Present, Wide-Open Future’ as part of the Architecture Fringe 2016. Held in the beautiful West Boathouse at Glasgow Green, this public event comprised talks from representatives of Lost Glasgow and more »

Posted in Clyde Catchment, News, Uncategorized

Join us for Clyde in the Classroom 2017!

We are now booking for Clyde in the Classroom 2017 and would love to have you on board! This project summary outlines the basics but please get in touch if there’s anything else you’d like to know. Please note places are more »

Posted in Education, News

Welcome to our new MSci student!

A slightly overdue welcome to Paul Fraser who joined the Clyde River Foundation team in June for a placement year as part of his MSci degree in Marine and Freshwater Biology at the University of Glasgow. Paul will gain experience in a range more »

Posted in Clyde Catchment, Education, News, Uncategorized

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

Clyde: Celebrated Past, Debatable Present, Wide-Open Future

This Sunday, 17th July, New Glasgow Society is hosting discussions around the River Clyde’s past, present and future. A range of stakeholders, including the Clyde River Foundation will be present and all are invited to attend. Please see below and the more »

Posted in Clyde Catchment, 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

Volunteers’ Week

It’s Volunteers’ Week and we’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who has volunteered with the Clyde River Foundation over the years, supporting many aspects of our work from education to electrofishing. We got in touch with Neil Robins (SEPA) who volunteered more »

Posted in Clyde Catchment, Foundation work, 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

Wildlife Crafts Fair – Concrete Garden, Possil

Excited to be taking part in this Wildlife Crafts Fair at the The Concrete Garden for Voluntary Arts Week! The event is on Saturday 14th May and is being organised by Froglife. There’ll be a whole load of different art more »

Posted in Clyde Catchment, Education, 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

Mayfly Tales and River Rangers in the Douglas Water

This week we launched into the second phase of ‘Rediscovering the Douglas Water‘, a project involving Coalburn, Douglas & Rigside Primary Schools. Yesterday we were in Douglas with primaries 1-3, trying out some new material which went down really well more »

Posted in Clyde Catchment, Douglas Water, Education, News

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

Clyde Salmon Homecoming Conference, Saturday 21st May 2016

In just over 7 weeks we’ll be celebrating World Fish Migration Day with our Clyde Salmon Homecoming Conference.  The conference is aimed at anyone with an interest in salmon biology, fishery management or in the ecology of the Clyde system.  Please see more »

Posted in Clyde Catchment, Education, News

American signal crayfish in the Clyde Catchment – A Position Statement

The Clyde River Foundation (CRF) is a registered Scottish charity which researches the ecology of the Clyde and its tributaries and promotes community engagement and environmental education throughout the catchment.  The Foundation receives no core funding and has no statutory more »

Posted in Clyde Catchment, Education, Invasive Non-Native Species

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

Caring for the Clyde – 4th Citizen Science Meeting a success!

The Clyde River Foundation hosted it’s 4th Caring for the Clyde meeting yesterday celebrating three years of Citizen Science in the River Clyde catchment. Over fifty delegates gathered to hear talks from a variety of guest speakers. CRIMP coordinator Lesley Deans, Clyde River Foundation, opened more »

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

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

Vote to bring Flying Fish project to Drumchapel!

Please consider voting for us in the Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund to help us bring our Flying Fish project to children in Drumchapel! Flying Fish is an eco-education project aimed at Primary 6 pupils in communities near Glasgow Airport. To more »

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

Spotlight on our citizen scientists – 2. Hollybrook Academy

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 Clyde Catchment, crimp_news, Education, News

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

Caring for the Clyde – 4th Citizen Science Meeting

Come and celebrate 3 years of riverfly monitoring on the River Clyde at our 4th Citizen Science Meeting on Saturday 27th February 2016. Interested in getting involved in citizen science whilst looking after your local river? The Clyde River Foundation has more »

Posted in crimp_news, Education, News, Uncategorized

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

Celebrating 15 years of education in the Clyde catchment

This year marks our 15th year of  delivering education projects in the Clyde catchment. We first delivered ‘Clyde in the Classroom’ to five Primary Schools in Glasgow back in 2001. Increasing demand for outdoor education and our desire to engage more proactively with more »

Posted in Education, Foundation work, 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

Trout at Transition a success!

We have now completed Trout at Transition, our very first primary-to-secondary school transition project. The project was delivered by the Clyde River Foundation in partnership with artist Holly Keasey and the Biggar High School learning community between 2013-2015. Trout at more »

Posted in Clyde Catchment, Education, News

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

Trout at Transition art trail now open!

This morning we opened the Trout at Transition art trail as part of Biggar Little Festival. The art trail is the final installation from our first primary-to-secondary school transition project which involved artist Holly Keasey and the learning community of Biggar more »

Posted in Clyde Catchment, Education, News

Flying Fish project continues to grow with Glasgow Airport funding boost

Primary school pupils in West Dunbartonshire and Glasgow City have been fishing for facts in their local waterways thanks to a recent funding boost from Glasgow Airport. More than 250 pupils from seven primary schools in the north and west more »

Posted in Clyde Catchment, Education, News

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