Category: Clyde Catchment

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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, 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

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

Trout at Transition art trail opening

Next week we’ll be opening a riverside art trail as part of Biggar Little Festival. The trail will consist of artwork produced by pupils of Biggar High School during our Trout at Transition project and we are very excited about more »

Posted in Camps Water, Clyde Catchment, Education, Glengonnar Water, Mouse Water, News

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

Duncanrig students take the plunge

This term at Duncanrig Secondary some new students were getting to grips with riverfly monitoring for the first time as part of their biology lessons. Their local burn, a small tributary of the Kittoch Water, flows beneath the school and more »

Posted in crimp_news, Education, News, White Cart Water

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 www.clydeintheclassroom.com 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 »

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

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

CRIMP refresher sessions – book now!

We’re pleased to say that our CRIMP volunteers have taken over 450 samples since we started riverfly monitoring on the River Clyde. That’s 80,321 mini beasts counted, scored and uploaded to the database! We’re impressed! Thank you to our dedicated more »

Posted in Clyde Catchment, crimp_news, News

Schools and communities in the West of Scotland get active in new river adoption project

Pupils across the River Clyde and River Ayr catchments have taken on the challenge of caring for their local rivers in a new project called ‘Healthy Rivers, Healthy Communities’. The project, which is delivered by the Clyde River Foundation in partnership with more »

Posted in Clyde Catchment, Education, News

Giant hogweed toxicity warning

Giant hogweed is a toxic plant found throughout Scotland. The plant is one of several invasive non-native plant species found in the River Clyde catchment but it stands out due to the risk it poses to human health, as highlighted by more »

Posted in Clyde Catchment, Invasive Non-Native Species, News, River Kelvin, White Cart Water

Management strategy for invasive plants on the Clyde

We are currently undertaking a survey of invasive non-native plant species across the River Clyde catchment upstream of Glasgow Tidal Weir. The work, which is funded by Scottish Natural Heritage​, will be used to inform a management strategy for invasive more »

Posted in Clyde Catchment, Foundation work, Invasive Non-Native Species, News

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

Board Burn monitored by local community

Members from the newly established ‘Board Burn Improvement Group’ have taken to their local river to understand more about the fly life living in the watercourse that runs right under Twechar Main Street and next to the community centre and more »

Posted in crimp_news, News, River Kelvin

The Green Water, Gryfe and Blacketty are under watch

CRIMP welcomes Elaine Gallaher and Barrie Dean to the Strathgryfe monitoring group.  Thanks to them, the communities who fish the Gryfe Water as part of Strathgryfe Angling Association have got almost all the bases covered! They recently added the Blacketty Water, more »

Posted in crimp_news, News, River Gryfe

Training in Twechar

We’re pleased to say that more volunteers have been added to the growing number of CRIMPers across the Clyde. This year residents in Twechar held their own training course and will soon have new monitoring locations on the Board Burn more »

Posted in crimp_news, News, River Kelvin

Glengonnar Water inspires Leadhills stained glass

Had a lovely trip up to Leadhills Primary School yesterday to spend the afternoon talking about the Glengonnar Water and its brown trout population. Many of the trout in the Glengonnar have black tails as a result of lead in more »

Posted in Education, Glengonnar Water, News