Category: Clyde Catchment

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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

Clyde mitten crab on Russian TV

Last week we were joined in the field by a Russian TV crew (London-based) who were visiting Scotland to cover two stories; the bicentenary of the birth of the Russian poet Mikhail Lermontov and the discovery of a Chinese mitten more »

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

Chinese mitten crab found in the River Clyde

A Chinese mitten crab Eriocheir sinensis has been found in the River Clyde and this is the very first record of this alien species in the wild in Scotland. The specimen (the remains of a female) was discovered near Dalmarnock by more »

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

CRIMPing on the Culter

CRIMPers from the Lamington and District Angling Improvement Association got kicking with their first sampling sessions on the Lamington Burn and Culter Water. Riverfly enthusiast Jim Lees, who writes his own fly fishing blog http://www.palewatery.com/blog/, and Marc Light, a keen more »

Posted in crimp_news, Culter Burn, Lamington Burn, News

University of Glasgow student making valuable contribution to CRIMP

Marine and Freshwater Biology student, Stef Scott, is about to embark on her third year of study and is also volunteering her spare time to look after her local river, the Allander water. Steph hopes to go into environmental consultancy more »

Posted in crimp_news, News, River Kelvin

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

River Clyde fish kill near Glasgow Green

Yesterday we learned of yet another fish kill on the main stem of the River Clyde in Glasgow. The fish kill occurred upstream of the Tidal Weir at Glasgow Green – the same location as last July’s large fish kill. In more »

Posted in Clyde Catchment, 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

Girls’ Brigade get sampling for Duke of Edinburgh Award

The Avon Angling Association CRIMP team has been joined by members of Stonehouse Girls’ Brigade to undertake riverfly monitoring. Club secretary David Paterson thought it would be an excellent idea to involve members of the Girls’ Brigade, who are working more »

Posted in crimp_news, News, River Avon

River Kelvin Angling Association get kick sampling…

Last month the guys from the Kelvin began their first monitoring day for CRIMP. It seems it was the last day of summer here in Glasgow but we took the opportunity to get out and about. Paul Reid (River Kelvin more »

Posted in crimp_news, News, River Kelvin

Fish kill on the Clyde

We are awaiting further information on a fish kill that occurred in the River Clyde during the past week. Large numbers of dead salmon have been reported between Blantyre and the Tidal Weir near Glasgow Green. It is understood that more »

Posted in Clyde Catchment, News, Uncategorized

River Clyde Fishery Management Plan – Update

The River Clyde Fishery Management Plan (RCFMP) identified local management priorities for the Clyde catchment as part of a national programme supported by the Scottish Government and coordinated by the Rivers and Fisheries Trusts Scotland (RAFTS). As an update to this more »

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

Otter killed by illegal crayfish trapping

The Clyde River Foundation has obtained direct evidence that an otter has been killed in an illegal crayfish trap set recently in a tributary of the Clyde.  The shocking images of a drowned otter were taken by an angler who more »

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

Reservoir rescue helps Howietoun

A fish rescue undertaken by the Clyde River Foundation has saved 40 fish from a reservoir near Helensburgh and salvaged some valuable broodstock for Howietoun fish farm. The rescue was carried out as part of a major programme of works more »

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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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Weir on it!

The Clyde River Foundation is participating in a national barrier assessment project being co-ordinated by Rivers and Fisheries Trusts Scotland (RAFTS) and financed by SEPA’s Water Restoration Fund. The Foundation’s scientific information is being combined with a site visit by more »

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Clyde in the Classroom floats online

A new website dedicated to the Foundation’s Clyde in the Classroom primary school education project is now online at www.clydeintheclassroom.com In the past 10 years, 12,450 children from 266 schools have taken part in the project which enables pupils to more »

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Clyde crayfish barrier in place

The first ever ‘crayfish barrier’ has been installed between the headwaters of the River Clyde and River Annan in a landmark attempt to control the spread of North American signal crayfish. The barrier has been specially designed to stop the more »

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If you are reading this, you likely have some interest in news from your local catchment. You can help by supplying useful catchment-focussed information to this website. If you… – are running a river-related event – have concerns about the more »

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