Category Archives: River journal

New Book – If Rivers Could Sing: A Scottish River Wildlife Journey: A Year in the Life of the River Devon

Some of you may know Keith Broomfield, an active member of the DAA committee. He is often to be spotted around the river armed with his cameras, capturing amazing images of Strathdevon’s landscape, flora and fauna which are used to … Continue reading

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September 2020 – Late season update

Hello all, its been a while! Apologies for the lack of updates ,in part this has been due to the lock-down when all activity of the DAA ground to a halt and so many of us were furloughed. Unfortunately as … Continue reading

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Lost fly box at Taits Tomb lay-by (20/06/19)

Any one out and about the lay-by at Taits Tomb today (Saturday 20th June) that came upon a fly-box containing this fine selection of nymphs (and the other side containing dries); then please get in touch the owner would love … Continue reading

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Covid-19 update #4 – Permit outlets update

Currently four permits outlets are now available: Buicks, Alloa – normal shop hours The Sorting Office, High Street Dollar – open mornings only (Monday – Saturday 8am – Noon,  Sunday 8am-10am) NB They prefer payments for permits in cash [Free … Continue reading

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Corvid-19 update – Scottish Government opens up restricted angling from May 28th 2020

The Devon Angling Association note the guidance provided by the Scottish Government’s  document ‘COVID-19 – Framework for Decision Making – Scotland’s route map through and out of the crisis’ published on 21st May 2020.  On the basis the Scottish Government … Continue reading

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2020 Permits

Just to let everybody know that the 2020 Permits have been distributed to all our retailers and are available for purchase. Permit information can be seen here: Permit information

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Record breaking spate

Anyone trying to travel across Stirlingshire, Clackmannanshire or Kinross-shire last Friday (21st February) will know what a nightmare it was. It took me 2.25 hours to get from Eurocentral to Stirling with the M80 flooded around Denny and the M876 … Continue reading

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Wild Trout Trust – ebay auction from 20th March 2020

The excellent Wild Trout Trust begin their annual auction to raise funds for conservation work all over the UK to improve the riparian habitat for trout (and everything else that shares the water) Details are here https://www.wildtrout.org/content/auction-0 and a copy … Continue reading

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September 2019 update – Part 3 – Working with the Forth River Trust

One of the important tasks that members of the DAA committee undertake is supporting the Forth River Trust’s biologist undertaking their routine surveys of the River Devon. This year: Bob Wright, Keith Broomfield and Alan Graham assisted with kick sampling … Continue reading

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September 2019 update – Part 2 – Work Parties

A separate post setting out some of the work done recently by our dedicated Wednesday work party team! Our small group of volunteers head out onto the river and Glenquey most Wednesday’s to undertake works to improve the fishery, improve … Continue reading

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