To You All

Seasons Greetings

On behalf of our Committee we wish all our members old and new, and prospective, a very Merry Christmas. We hope that santa brings that new rod you wish for to try on our waters in 2017.

 

Competition Date

January 15th

For those members that will be fishing this competition it will be at Rothley Lake. The duration will be five hours with a prompt 10.00am start and finishing at 3.00pm. Two methods of fishing will be permitted. Either with pike flies or dead bait. As the weather will be unknown until nearer the date our bailiff Barry Gibson will visit the lake on Saturday 14th January. To ensure it will be worthwhile travelling members will be required to give head bailiff Dave Cave a call later that day. With limited parking it would help if members partaking could share a car.

That's all

Folks

Yesterday brought the end of our salmon and sea trout season on our last rivers of the year, the Tweed and the Till. We ask members to complete and return their catch return sheets in for the last two rivers in order that we can meet our obligation to our riparian owners and also the Scottish government. 

 

Time to strip down

Clean your gear

Following yesterdays report that the river Till was at a very good fishing height the torrential rain from yesterday afternoon has brought the river up already by a foot and a half and with it still raining heavily this morning it is expected that the river will continue to rise even further today. With the river having a slow run off we believe that no further fishing may be available this season. Where was this rain in the Summer or the Autumn?. So it is time to strip down and clean your fishing gear for next year. It may also be a very good time to send in your catch returns for the Tweed and Till to secretary Dave Wilson as these returns are mandatory under Scottish law.

 

Still time to

Bag a Salmon

With ten days left of the season on the Till and Tweed members still have the opportunity to catch a salmon. Whilst the Tweed appears not to be receiving a late autumn run of fish we can advise members that the Till is receiving some good runs of FRESH salmon. With the river at a very good fishing height following some heavy water over the last week now seems to be a good time to get out on the river and hopefully finish the season with a flourish. There is no booking for the Fenton or Ford beats but if you fancy the beautiful stretch at Shellacres please remember to book this beat through head bailiff Dave Cave. Tight lines, hopefully.

 

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