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 some real-life freshwater invertebrates from the local area. The samples were collected from known ‘good’ and ‘poor’ quality sites (the Rotten Calder and the Kittoch Burn respectively) so that we could demonstrate the diversity (or lack of) of fly life in the area. From leeches to mayflies, the beasties on show proved a big hit with children and adults alike. To everyone’s surprise the Kittoch sample was much better than expected in terms of diversity, a promising result that could warrant further investigation – could make for a good CRIMP monitoring site! We also set up one of our classroom hatcheries complete with brown trout alevins in the library for the day, which was a first for us. You can keep up to date with the club by following them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Eastkilbrideanglingclub. Thanks to the club for inviting us along and good luck for the rest of the season!

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