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Cockburn (Pendreich) Reservoir Permits 2015

Cockburn (Pendreich) Reservoir - Google Maps

Cockburn (Pendreich) Reservoir – Google Maps

 

Season:

Brown Trout 15th March – 6th October

 

Permits Available from:

Angling Active, Agricultural Centre, Stirling,FK9 4RN,Scotland

Angling Active,
Agricultural Centre, Stirling, FK9 4RN, Scotland. 01786430400

 

Angling Active Dapping from the Pendreich Dam Wall.

Angling Active Dapping from the Pendreich Dam Wall.

Prices:

Adult
Day Permit £15.00

Notes:

  • Stocked with Brown Trout.
  • The reservoir is a discontinued water supply.
  • A key is available from Angling Active (deposit £20).
  • Boats are used by season members.

 

Regulations on the Permit:

  • Fly Only, no lures.
  • Day permits are bank fishing only, or float tube.
  • Season memberships available from Stirling Castle Angling Club. Contact the Unfamous Fly direct via Facebook for details and be sure to have a look through the great post link below.
  • No fish under 9″ to be taken.
  • Ticket must be shown to any member who shows their membership.
  • All fish killed must be recorded in boathouse.

Discussion of the fishery:

Community – http://theunfamousfly.co.uk/reviews/cocksburn-reservoir-pendreich/

River Devon Fishing Permits 2015

Upper River Devon (Map 2014)

Upper River Devon (Map 2014)

Lower River Devon (Map 2014)

Lower River Devon (Map 2014)

 

Season:

Salmon & Seatrout 15th March – 31st October

Trout 15th March – 6th October (Glenquey 1st April – 30th Sept)

 

 

Permits Available from:

Angling Active, Agricultural Centre, Stirling,FK9 4RN,Scotland

Angling Active,
Agricultural Centre, Stirling, FK9 4RN, Scotland. 01786430400

 

Prices:

Trout Adult Junior
Season £17.00 £5.00
Day Permit £8.00 £3.00
Brown Trout, Salmon & Sea Trout Adult  
Season* £45.00
Day Permit £15.00

*Postal Application only.


 

Notes:

  • No Sunday Fishing on the River Devon.
  • Glenquey Reservoir is fly only. Sunday fishing is allowed.
  • No Trout less than 10′ in length shall be taken
  • A maximum limit of 4 fish per rod per day is allowed on th River Devon and Glenquey Reservoir.
  • The use of powerboat is prohibited on the River Devon and Glenquey Reservoir.
  • Worming for trout is allowed provided the trace line has a minimum breaking strain of 3lb and maximum hook size is 10 (single only). No spinner bigger than Mepps 1 may be used when trout fishing.
  • Trout anglers should give way to salmon anglers.
  • End of season catch reports (even if nil) should be returned to the Secretary, Committee Members or Ticket Agencies.

 

Regulations:

1. Angling on the River Devon is permitted only for members of the DAA who hold a
current permit for either trout, trout and salmon or salmon alone fishing within the dates
specified on the permit.
Likewise, angling on Glenquey Reservoir is permitted only for persons, including members
of the DAA, who have a current day permit to fish the water
Fishing on the River Devon is not permitted on Sundays. All legal methods of fishing for
trout are acceptable using a single rod held in the hand at all times. The use of power baits,
set lines, outboards, nets etc. are NOT acceptable practices. Trout less than 10 inches
(25cms) or tagged fish should be returned, the latter after a note has been taken of the tag
colour/ number and the size of fish
No more than four sizable fish should be taken per day. A record kept noting the date,
number and size of the fish caught and kept (if any) should be sent to the Secretary at the
end of the season to enable the Committee to assess future stocking requirements.
2. Angling on the Devon and its tributaries upstream from the Menstrie/Tillibody Bridge
to the dam below Castlehill Reservoir is permitted with certain sections as follows
accepted:

  • The left bank within the grounds ofthe factory at Menstrie
  • The left bank at Kersie Pow farm
  •  The right bank at Glenfoot Farm, Marchglen
  •  The caravan site at Rackmill, Dollar
  •  The left bank from Dollar Bum to the south boundary at Linnbank Farm
  •  The left bank at Muckhart Mill
  •  The Rumbling Bridge Gorge
  •  The entire left bank from Rumbling Br’idge Gorge through Crook of Devon to the Deer
    Farm fence perimeter opposite to the Scout Camp and the right bank through Crook of
    Devon to the Scout Camp
  • The left bank from the A91 road br’idge (Fossoway) past the fish farm up to the weir
  •  From September 1St between the yellow 30 metre marker posts at Dollar Weir
    The terms left and right used here refer to the banks as the angler fishes upstream

3. At Glenquey Reservoir:

  • Sunday fishing is allowed
  •  A day ticket must be purchased before commencing to fish
  •  Members are requested to park in the Anglers Car Park in such a way that 6 cars may
    be accommodated
  •  Fishing is strictly from the bank only; and the use of Float Tubes or other craft for
    fishing is not permitted
  •  Fishing is by fly only (No spinning or bait fishing allowed) and a maximum of 4
    sizeable trout may be taken
  •  Great care should be taken when wading especially in low water conditions as in some
    parts the bottom is very soft
  •  Please return tickets to the box with catches marked. There will be a monthly draw of
    returned tickets, resulting in a free day’s fishing for some lucky angler

4. Salmon/ Sea Trout Fishing:

  • This fishing extends from the Wooden Bridge below the Cauldrom Linn to the
    Tullibody/Menstrie road bridge
  •  Season tickets are obtainable only from the Hon. Secretary and must be purchased by
    31st July
  •  A daily permit is available – five from the Dollar Paper Shop and five from Stenhouse,
    Tillicoultry
  •  All members or permit holders must send in a catch return for the season by 20th
    November in support of the next season’s application
  •  A detailed Code of Practice for Salmon and Sea Trout Fishing is issued along with
    membership.

 

Code of Practice – General
Members are expected to comply with the Country Code, and respect the privacy,
property and interests of the riparian owners who kindly allow the DAA access through
their land. Anglers should be considerate to other persons who live by or enjoy the river or
loch side environments.
While Bailiffs are employed by the DAA, it is in the members interest to courteously
ascertain whether other anglers met on the DAA’s waters are indeed holders of a current
permit.
If a problem of pollution or major obstruction on the river is observed, please advise the
Hon. Secretary and/ or SEPA as soon as possible


 

SEPA River Levels:

Glenochil – http://apps.sepa.org.uk/waterlevels/default.aspx?sd=t&lc=14891

 

Discussion of the fishery:

The Devon Angling Association – http://devonanglingassociation.org.uk

 

 

 

Loch Awe Fishing Permits 2015

Loch Awe - Google Earth

Loch Awe – Google Earth

Argyll’s 27 mile long Loch Awe is renowned for its scenic beauty, large Ferox Trout and large Pike.

 

Season:

Salmon & Seatrout    NA
Trout 15th March – 6th October
Coarse  15th March – 6th October
Pike No Close Season for Pike

Permits Available from:

Angling Active, Agricultural Centre, Stirling,FK9 4RN,Scotland

Angling Active,
Agricultural Centre, Stirling, FK9 4RN, Scotland. 01786430400

Prices:

  Adult (60+ or disabled) (16 or under)*
Season £80.00 £60.00 £60.00
Day Permit £8.00 £5.00 £5.00
3 Day Permit £18.00 £12.00 £12.00
Weekly Permit £28.00 £20.00 £20.00
Penalty (1 day) £20.00 na na

*UNDER AGE 12 FREE IF ACCOMPANIED BY A PAYING ADULT OR GUARDIAN

**Penalty tickets are provided by LAIA wardens when fishing has commenced prior to ticket purchase.

 

Notes:

Fishing Exclusion Zones: A pamphlet indicating exclusion zones is provided with the permit.

Catch Return Information: A nil result is a valid return. All returns will be entered automatically into a FREE PRIZE DRAW when returned to a local marked collection point (yellow box) LAIA warden or permit outlet.

Loch Awe Boat Hire  – Hill House, Ardbrecknish 01866833256 / 07703112422

Regulations:

The named permit holder has the permission to fish (other than for Salmon or Sea trout) in Loch Awe, the River Avich and Loch Avich subject to published exclusion zones and in terms of the Protection Order and the Bye-Laws of the Association. The permit, all tackle and fish killed shall be exhibited on demand to a warden, and honey warden, proprietor, or a fellow angler exhibiting their membership card or permit.

General Conditions:

1. Observe all marked Exclusion Zones.  2.No tree felling, no fires, no litter.  3. Avoid excess noise or disturbance to wildlife, nesting birds, live/growing stock or other loch users.  4. No camping without landowners permission.  5.Always keep dogs under strict control.  6. Always close gates and observe the country code.


Trout Fishing Ticket Conditions.

Trout Season 15th March to 6th October.

1. Minimum takeable size: Loch Awe – 10inches / Loch Avich – 9inches.   2. The bag limit is 4 Brown Trout to be kept per day per angler, only one of which may be 3lb or over. There is no bag limit for Rainbow Trout.  3. All legal bait, lures and flies allowed with a line of 4lb minimum breaking strain and 15b’s for Ferox. No set lines and no ground baiting.  4. NO LIVE FISH OR OTHER VERTEBRATES TO BE USED AS BAIT and bait rigs restricted to two baited hooks.  5. Fish one rod only except when trolling from a boat.  6. Salmon and Pike must be returned to the loch unharmed.  7. A separate day permit is required for all coarse and pike fishing.  8. Keep nets are not permitted and landing nets must be knotless.


Coarse and Pike Fishing Ticket Conditions

Coarse Season: 15th March to 6th October, No close season for Pike.

1. No more than 3 rods may be employed at any time from boat or bank with the butt of both the outside rods being spaced no more than 3 meters apart and never left unattended.  2. All pike rigs and tackle must employ a wire trace of 30lb and main line of 20lbs minimum breaking strain. All lures other than specialised pike must be of a 5″ minimum length.  3. Purpose designed rod rests and run indicators must be employed when dead bait fishing from bank or static boat. All nets must be knotless and pike gags are not permitted. Forceps and or long nose pliers, and an unhooking mat should be used when unhooking pike.  4. The use of maggots, worms, grubs, sweetcorn, bread or any other coarse fishing bait likely to catch trout  is permitted only during the trout fishing season. NO LIVE FISH OR OTHER VERTEBRATES TO BE USED AS BAIT.   5. All Pike, Trout and Salmon caught be the holder of this permit must be returned immediately to the loch unharmed.   6. Pike only may be fished for outwit the trout season and trolling is not permitted.  7. A separate day permit is required for all trout.  8. Coarse and pike fishing permits NOT valid in Loch Avich.

Discussion of the fishery:

“A Touch of Awe” – http://www.fishinginuk.co.uk/pages/book_loch_awe1.htm

Loch Awe Improvement Association (L.A.I.A.) – http://www.lochawe.net

River Carron Fishing Permits 2015

River Carron Fisings Map

River Carron Fisings Map – Click to enlarge

 

Season:

Salmon & Seatrout 15th March – 31st October

Trout 15th March – 6th October

 

Permits Available from:

Angling Active, Agricultural Centre, Stirling,FK9 4RN,Scotland

Angling Active,
Agricultural Centre, Stirling, FK9 4RN, Scotland. 01786430400

 

Prices:

Adult (65+) (16 or under)*
Season £50.00 Senior £30 (up to 16yo) Junior £16
Day Permit £9.00 £5.00 £2.00
Weekly Permit £18.00 £18.00

 

*UNDER AGE 10 FREE IF ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT OR GUARDIAN

 

Notes:

Carron River Fishing Notes and L.A.S.A.C. Recommendations

Carron River Fishing Notes and L.A.S.A.C. Recommendations

 

Regulations on the Permit:

River Carron Fishing Rules & Regulations

River Carron Fishing Rules & Regulations

 

SEPA River Levels at Headswood on the River Carron:

http://apps.sepa.org.uk/waterlevels/default.aspx?sd=t&lc=14886

 

Discussion of the fishery:

Community – https://uk.groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/lsacscotland/info

Website – http://www.lasac.org.uk/river_carron.html

 

 

 

 

Vision Keeper ISO Float Tube – Video Review

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We love the new Vision Keeper ISO Float Tube. The well considered and affordable craft is robust, simple and convenient for the angler. Well done Keeper, it’s a keeper in our eyes.

Go to the Vision Keeper ISO product page here: www.anglingactive.co.uk/vision-keeper-iso-float-tube

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Customer Catches Belter of a Pike (30lb 2oz) on the Fly.

Catch Report:

Pike was caught on a home tied sparkler tinsel fly, jointed ( 2 hooks in tandem) using the Airflo Bluetooth 10/11 rod I bought at Angling Active last year. Line was the 40+ sniper which came with it in slow intermediate. Pretty solid take in about 8′ of water and about 10′ off the shore. I had to beach the boat to get her weighed and photographed. I have a film of the fishes’ return…she swam straight into the net, doh!

Keith with a Fabulous Fly caught Pike

Keith with a Fabulous Fly caught Pike

There is more to this pike fly fishing than meets the eye. Hours fished to big fish ratio is lower (for me). Think it may be to do with being able to fish the fly slower and unweighted flys have a good “hang” time.
This was a fly caught PB for me by 6 pounds, the fight was very stong but the rod handled it very well. Couple of years ago I broke a Ron Thomson rod playing out a low 20 which I then had to hand line to the boat! Luckily, I avoided this on this occasion.

Cheers, Keith. (Angling Active friend and customer).