Despite many beautiful spring days, winter still put in an appearance on a few occasions making the access road all but impassable on a couple of mornings (halting even work on repairing the boathouse). It still didn’t put off anglers with 47 angler visits recorded on their returns, with some anglers struggling but others having great catches.
126 trout were caught, with a mean weight of trout caught 0.69lbs with each angler catching an average of 2.3 trout per session. The best fish was a specimen of approximately 1.5lbs.
In mid April the Association stocked Glenquey with fish from the well renowned University of Stirling’s Howietouin Fishery [http://www.howietounfishery.co.uk/ ]. In line with current best practice we have used Triploid Fish [sterile fish] which will be identifiable by their clipped Adipose Fin. We now expect by 2017 the Scottish Government will only allow Triploid Fish to be used for routine stocking.
There is no substantive news on the appeal by CEMEX to work a quarry in Glenquey. The Scottish Government’s reporter visited the site on Thursday 7th May and was shown around the prospective quarry and area by the CEMEX, representatives of Perth & Kinross Council and a great turn out of local people opposed to the Quarry. The site visit was an opportunity to survey the site only; it remains to be seen how matters will proceed (there are a number of options that the reporter may consider to determine the case)
On a much more positive note the reservoir is now being routinely visited by a pair of Ospreys; a number of anglers have witnessed it poaching our trout 🙂