So a month has passed since the official end of the Devon Angling Association fishing season, time to wrap up another season and bring you up to date.
The Annual General Meeting of the Devon Angling Association will take place on Tuesday 9th January 2018 at the Royal Arms, Tillicoultry. All members are welcome!
The Salmon fishing on the Devon in 2017 was disappointing with only four salmon and ten sea trout being caught
For the first time for a couple years we had a number of spates which brought fish into the rivers but like a lot of East Coast rivers, in relatively small numbers. This has affected even rivers such as the mighty Tweed, so this video might be of interest:
Then yesterday our friends at the River Forth Fisheries Trust recorded this scene on the Teith with their GoPro camera when out surveying Redds
Well worth a watch …….. the same may have happened on the Devon!
In other news a number of our regular work party went back to school (including revisiting the horrors of exams) to be trained to be able to administer herbicides to control invasive plant species with the Forth Invasive Non Native Species Programme. This will give the Association another tool to help control Japanese Knotweed and particularly Himalayan Balsam.
The DAA spent time with the River Forth Fisheries Trust looking at a number of potential projects on the river to improve access to spawning burns throughout the catchment and to reduce the impact of cattle on the river.
Thanks to the great work and support of Fish Legal, we are still pursuing Scottish Water through the courts for their catastrophic pollution of the upper river.
As ever the Wednesday work parties have been busy clearing lumber from the Autumn gales and clearing casting space at Glenquey. Through the winter months they will be out most weeks working to improve fishing for all members and visitors ……. if you can spare a few midweek hours please don’t be shy
On behalf of the Association, we thank our members and friends for another great season on our wonderful river and reservoir ……… we look forward to seeing you again in 2018 🙂