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 good idea to drop in check everything was running smoothly! River levels have been particularly low of late which made for easy access for kick sampling. A lot of comments from our river fly monitors have mentioned the low water levels. Allan recently noted “River very low. No stonefly unlike the last sample. Exceptional number of Olives – concentration due to low water?” Ernie also mentioned the low flow, “Barely a trickle, one brown trout fry about three inches in length”. Ernie emailed to let us know that, “The trout you put back was the biggest (only one) I caught all day.”

24.08.2015_Allan

08.24.15_Caurnie 08.24.2015_Ernie

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