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 to get it back!

Thanks

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Covid-19 update #4 – Permit outlets update

Currently four permits outlets are now available:

  1. Buicks, Alloa – normal shop hours
  2. 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 cash machine @ the Co-op on the opposite side of the road]
  3. The Paper Shop,  103 High Street, Tillicoultry
  4. Monas of Muckhart – 9am – 2pm from Monday 15th June  TBC
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Covid-19 update #5 – Glenquey re-opening Wednesday 3rd June [updated 02/09/20 #A]

The DAA are delighted to announce that today (Monday 1st June) we have received permission from Scottish Water to re-open Glenquey for fishing.  We are obliged by Scottish Water to do some preparatory work, which will be completed tomorrow. Glenquey will re-open for fishing on Wednesday 3rd June.

Updated 2nd June

Monas of Muckhart are not able to open until 15th June, so to simplify permit sales please note the new arrangements for permits sales noted below

From 3rd June 2020 to 14th June 2020 – Ten permits daily will be available from The Sorting Office, High Street Dolllar. NB restricted opening hours (Monday – Saturday 8am to Noon and Sundays 8am to 10am) and please where possible pay with cash [there is a free cash machine at the Co-op on the opposite side of the road]

From 15th June 2020 onwards – Five permits daily will be available from both The Sorting Office, High Street, Dollar and Monas of Muckhart (who intend to open 9am to 2pm)

Initially there will only ten permits available daily, five from the Sorting Office in Dollar and five from Monas of Muckhart (Monas will hopefully be open from Monday 15th June [TBC] but if you contact Moira at Monas, she is working periodically in the shop and will endeavor to facilitate permit sales. Moira can contacted directly on 07711 585115 or via FB messenger @ Monas of Muckhart)

In line with the guidelines set out by the Scottish Government on Thursday 28th May for Phase 1 of the Covid-19 roadmap, the Devon Angling Association will rely on anglers commonsense/conscience to minimise their journeys by car, to only fish locally and obey the requirements for social distancing, which include:

  • Obey the requirements of any notices posted
  • Anyone displaying symptoms of Covid-19 or shares a household with any individual displaying symptoms, should not go fishing and continue to follow government guidance on isolation
  • If you are in the highest risk (shielding) group outlined by the Government, then you should stay at home.
  • Angling must be undertaken on a solitary basis or only with people from your own household. Social distancing in accordance with Scottish Government guidelines must be maintained at all times.
  • Always follow good hand and respiratory hygiene guidelines e.g. washing of hands,
    use of face coverings in enclosed spaces.
  • Give due consideration to social distancing when parking vehicles, walking along banks and encountering other anglers and members of the public
  • Do not share tackle outwith the members of your household
  • Take your own food and drink to reduce potentially coming into contact with others.

Good luck!

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Covid19 update #3 – Fishing on the Devon from Friday 29th May 2020

Great news we have now entered Phase 1 and the Scottish Government has given the green light: fishing on the River Devon is conditionally permitted once again from Friday 29th May 2020. Unfortunately, Glenquey remains closed for fishing but the DAA are committed to make it available to anglers as soon as practicable.

Under Scottish Government guidelines angling is permitted provided that your journey from your local community is broadly no more than five miles and that the well established social distancing procedures are adhered to. The DAA are relying on anglers own consciousness and responsibility to adhere to the travel restrictions and social distancing requirements. For the avoidance of doubt anglers need to consider the following bullet points in planing their fishing:

  • Journeys to the River Devon by car should be limited to broadly five miles from your own community
  • Anyone displaying symptoms of Covid-19 or shares a household with any individual displaying symptoms, should not go fishing and continue to follow government guidance on isolation
  • If you are in the highest risk (shielding) group outlined by the Government, then you should stay at home.
  • Angling must be undertaken on a solitary basis or only with people from your own household. Social distancing in accordance with Scottish Government guidelines must be maintained at all times.
  • Always follow good hand and respiratory hygiene guidelines e.g. washing of hands,
    use of face coverings in enclosed spaces.
  • Give due consideration to social distancing when parking vehicles, walking along river banks and encountering other anglers and members of the public
  • Do not share tackle outwith the members of your household
  • Take your own food and drink to reduce potentially coming into contact with others.

Regardless that a number of outlets for permits remain closed, anglers fishing on the River Devon must have a valid permit without exception. If you encounter illegal fishing please contact either/both:

  • Forth District Salmon Fishery Board bailiff – 07887 835549
  • Police Scotland – 101

Please on behalf of the Devon Angling Association, if you are able get out ther, and enjoy our fabulous river ……… please share your experiences (words, prose, photos, videos, tik-tok etc etc to thedaa@talktalk.net)

Good luck & enjoy the first taste of freedom from lockdown!

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Corvid-19 update #2 – The earliest that fishing on the Devon can begin is Friday 29th May 2020

Apologies there has been some confusion here (and elsewhere) as to when fishing will permitted by the Scottish Government. We have confirmed that the date fishing can recommence will be announced by the Scottish Government on Thursday 28th May. It is quite possible that the date might be Friday 29th May (it has been well trailed in the press), but this will not be confirmed until Thursday.

The earliest date fishing in Scotland is likely to be allowed by the Scottish Government is Friday 29th May.

We will confirm on Thursday PM the date that we will be allowed to begin fishing again

Thank you for your patience!

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Corvid-19 update #1B – Getting back out fishing

Please read with care the advice below to minimise the risk to you and other people when angling recommences:

  • Anyone displaying symptoms of Covid-19 or shares a household with any individual displaying symptoms, should not go fishing and continue to follow government guidance on isolation
  • If you are in the highest risk (shielding) group outlined by the Government, then you should stay at home.
  • Angling must be undertaken on a solitary basis or only with people from your own household. Social distancing in accordance with Scottish Government guidelines must be maintained at all times.
  • Always follow good hand and respiratory hygiene guidelines e.g. washing of hands,
    use of face coverings in enclosed spaces.
  • Give due consideration to social distancing when parking vehicles, walking along river banks and encountering other anglers and members of the public
  • Do not share tackle outwith the members of your household.
  • Fish locally – avoid travel, restrict journeys to no more than broadly 5 miles.
  • Take your own food and drink to reduce potentially coming into contact with others.

Useful links:

Angling Scotland – Advice for Phase 1 http://www.anglingscotland.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/ASL-Covid-Guidelines-Phase-1-v1.5-1.pdf

Forth District Salmon Fisheries Board statement – http://forthdsfb.org/forth-dsfb-update-2-on-easing-of-lockdown-restrictions/

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Corvid-19 update #1A – Scottish Government plans to open up restricted angling from May 28th 2020

UPDATE 26th May 2020

This update is intended to inform members of the some of the advice provided by Forth District Salmon Fisheries Board, SANA & Angling Scotland. It will be in two parts, firstly an update on progress/understanding of the journey to restarting fishing and secondly a summary of advice on social distancing.

The Scottish Government announced last week that on completion of the ‘End of phase’ review on Thursday 28th May, the Scottish Government will move forward to Phase 1 of the ‘COVID-19 – Framework for Decision Making’. This will allow angling providing that anglers adhere to the well-established social distancing measures and are only active in their ‘local area’ which is defined as being broadly within 5 miles of your own community. Subject to confirmation on Thursday 28th May fishing on the River Devon will be permitted in accordance with the time-frame or other conditions contained in that announcement. Please observe any stated start dates for fishing contained in the announcement. It is likely that the official first date for fishing will be now Friday 29th May

It will be the responsibility of individual anglers to justify to Police Scotland and their own consciousness  that they have only travelled by car, broadly, within 5 miles of your own community.

We are very aware that a large numbers of members are anxious to get up to Glenquey, and we will endeavor to get Glenquey open for fishing at the earliest moment, however Glenquey will remain closed to fishing for the moment.

The first hurdle in getting Glenquey open is we need the permission and authorisation of Scottish Water. We have been in touch with Scottish Water’s land agents, they have informed us that they have not been permitting the reopening of reservoirs and will be waiting to at least the end of the week before considering issuing permission. We are still unclear as to the implication of the guidance provided limiting travel by car to, broadly, within 5 miles of your own community. We will continue to work really hard to accelerate the reopening of Glenquay before Phase 3 if it can be done in a responsible manner and in accordance with Scottish Government guidelines.

We reiterate our hope that members respect the requirement to travel broadly no more than  5 miles of your own community, the requirements for social distancing and that at least until the 28th May our fishery remains closed. We know that to date, a few selfish individuals have chosen to ignore the restrictions on angling on the Devon, but the DAA are really proud that the vast majority of our members have behaved so responsibly during the shutdown. Now is a great opportunity for angling to demonstrate that in grasping the opportunity to get angling again, we can provide an example of an activity that  can be undertaken responsibly with minimal Covid-19 risks.

Tight lines for  the remainder of the 2020 season

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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 are planning to allow angling providing that anglers adhere to the well-established social distancing measures and are only active in their ‘local area’ which is defined as being broadly within 5 miles of your own community; then fishing on the River Devon will be permitted from Thursday 28th May 2020. It will be the responsibility of individual anglers to justify to FDSFB Bailiffs , Police Scotland and their own consciousness  that they have only travelled by car, broadly, within 5 miles of your own community.

In line with the guidance provided limiting travel by car to, broadly, within 5 miles of your own community it is not possible at this time to permit angling at Glenquey to commence until the Scottish Government announce that Phase 3 of their route map has been reached and we have the permission of our landlord Scottish Water to reopen the Glenquay for angling. We will continue to work really hard to accelerate the reopening of Glenquay at the earliest opportunity.

Bryan Anderson (DAA President) has been very busy lobbying the Scottish Government and our local MPs/MSPs on our behalf, to encourage the opening up angling on our waters for the well-established benefits of exercise and mental benefits that our wonderful sport provides. We will continue to review the situation and seek advice from the Scottish Government, MPs, MSPs, Forth Rivers Trust,  Forth District Salmon Fishery Board, Angling Trust, SANA etc. for greater clarity on the Scottish Government’s  route map regards angling.

We hope that our members respect the requirement to travel broadly no more than  5 miles of your own community, the requirements for social distancing and that until the 28th May our fishery remains closed. We know that to date, a few selfish individuals have chosen to ignore the restrictions on angling on the Devon, but the DAA are really proud that the vast majority of our members have behaved so responsibly during the shutdown. Now is a great opportunity for angling to demonstrate that in grasping the opportunity to get angling again, we can provide an example of an activity that  can be undertaken responsibly with minimal Covid-19 risks.

 

 

Tight lines for  the remainder of the 2020 season

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Coronavirus update

In line with a number of other angling clubs, associations and fisheries in the Forth Catchment we are urging anglers to stay at home. We have sought advice and are relying on the latest guidance from the Angling Trust who have been consulting with the UK government and its agencies. This afternoon they issued the following statement:

We must all do what is required of us by the Government and work together to fight this pandemic. Therefore until further notice we should all refrain from fishing. This is about saving lives and supporting the NHS.

In regards to the current restrictions announced by the Government on Monday 23 March 2020 it is clear that the only permitted activities that have been specified are walking, running and cycling for the purpose of local daily exercise. Today we have written to the Sports Minister highlighting the benefits to both physical health and mental wellbeing that angling provides and that we are ready and prepared to offer whatever support the government or Sport England require now or in the future to get people back fishing as soon as is safely possible.

https://www.anglingtrust.net/news.asp?itemid=5240&itemTitle=Coronavirus+update+%2D+Support+hub+and+helpline+are+now+available&section=29&sectionTitle=Angling+Trust+News

Please respect this advice and stay well!

 

 

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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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