There were some fish taken before the recent floods. Hopefully they are safe upstream and that there will be more running once the water settles.
Annual Returns can be completed up to the 15th November via this link - Crieff Angling Club Catch Return 2023 Please be sure to read the instructions, especially those about angling effort.
AMG - Tuesday 5th December - Put the date in your diary and please come along to support the committe and your club.
Information on the Earn water level is available based on the Dalginross (Comrie) and Crieff
monitoring stations. This is updated on an hourly basis and gives a good idea
of the current level - visiting anglers would be well advised to check this
when planning a trip. The graph shows the river level relative to a 'base
level'. The base level represents a typical summer level in the river and has
been calculated as the level that is exceeded for 95% of the time - it does not indicate the 'actual' height of
the water. Anglers will therefore find it helpful to check the level
given prior to setting out and then compare that with the actual water level in
the area where they plan to fish. Future visits to the Earn site will therefore
given them a point of reference on which to base any proposed trip to the
river. As a guide, 0m in practice means very difficult conditions with slack
water and increasing amounts of weed during the summer; so, it's not worth
really venturing out. A level around +6-9 inches is a good medium height.
A level at Comrie
that is considerably above that at Kinkell
often means either it has rained in the catchment area, or the Hydro
Board have started generating, and the level over the whole length of the river
is likely to rise as a consequence. For details of other, non-Tay system, rivers go the SEPA interactive map.
Club Rules: A full list of
the Club Rules can be found here.
Eels: Since 2008 it has been illegal to fish for or kill eels in
Scotland. All eels must be returned alive.
Rainbows: In the interests of indigenous fish preservation all rainbow trout should be killed.
Re-introduction: Do you have a view? An article on the potential effect is here
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