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 of the River Kelvin Angling Association and is also one of our very own board members!
Originally from Falkirk, Paul learned to fish on the River Carron and River Avon. Having moved to Glasgow when he started University, Paul then turned his attention to the River Kelvin. Keen to get further involved in the sport, with an eye on improving the environment and making fishing more accessible, Paul was elected as the Secretary of the River Kelvin Angling Association, a position which he has held for 8 years. The River Kelvin Angling Association was formed in 1992 and has over 400 members. The Association holds the fishing rights for the whole of the River Kelvin, the Allander Water, the Luggie Water and part of the Clyde.
6 years ago Paul was then invited to join the board of the River Clyde Fisheries Management Trust, were he continues to serve as a Director. The RCFMT was formed in 1985 in response to the return of salmon and sea trout to the Clyde.
Sometime after that he was pressganged into joining the board of the Clyde River Foundation (thanks Paul!), who’s work involves improving the scientific understanding of the ecological health of the River Clyde and its tributaries, and driving environmental improvements across the catchment. He often wonders how much time he would have to go fishing if he’d had the good sense to decline some of these positions!
Tickets still available: Registration is FREE via https://clydesalmonhomecoming.eventbrite.co.uk. Hope to see you there!