As we have decided to put all the news on posts in future – didn’t want to lose the news that existed before – so the news page is archived below – ……..
Please note the Muirkirk Road is now fully open for the forseeable future!!!
2 Meetings Arranged.
Both meetings are to held upstairs in the Ballgreen Hall – Glasgow Road – Strathaven.
Members Meeting – Tuesday 10th May @ 19.30 – to approx 20.45.
Annual General Meeting – Wednesday 9th November @ 19.30 – to approx 21.00
All members welcome – see you there.
The good news is that our membership of the Reservoir continues to grow – it is then important that we do not spoil the environment of Glengavel by having too many members – the Commitee is currently reviewing at what level we should then have to start a waiting list for members – if you are thinking about joining the Glengavel Reservoir we would suggest you join soon – just in case you miss out. We intend to organise a meeting soon to discuss this & other items with our members.
Please note keys to unlock the chains to give you access to the boat are now available in the boat house.
Please note our Open Competiton is on the Saturday 21st of May from 9.00 till 16.00 please see details on our Competiton Page – a note also to the Members of the Reservoir your ticket is void on that day if you wish to fish the cost is £10.00 – please note this is all about a bit of fun – if you turn up on your own we will try to pull together a 3 man team for you & for any other anglers in a similar postion – you can also chose to fish on your own for the individual prizes of Heaviest Fish & Heaviest Bag.
We will be stocking the Reservoir again soon prior to the competiton with some Triploid Brown Trout these fish have been bought from the Ae Fishery. We are able to pay for these fish thanks to the generous sponsorship of Tarmac who Quarry locally & a sponsor who wishes to remain anonymous – THANKS AGAIN TARMAC & OUR OTHER GENEROUS SPONSOR!!!
We will also be stocking the Reservoir prior to the Competion with ex broodstock Brown Trout from our Hatchery & Rearing Ponds which will all weigh in excess of 3.5lbs with some running to 7lbs plus.
The date for the individual members competiton this year is on Saturday the 10th of September @ Glengavel Reservoir (Fly Only) – please put this date in your diary now – all our members are welcome at this competiton both of the River & the Reservoir. It means that if you are a member of the river you are intitled to a free day on the reservior (on Saturday 10th September only) and a years fishing on the river for only £10.00 for a full member – what other membership of an Angling Association offers that level of value.
Please also note we will soon be launching another of the green rowing boats that will bring our stock of boats up to 3 – more news on boats to come.
Please note our AGM date & venue will be announced soon along with details of a members meeting which will be in the next few weeks.
One of the tackle shops who very kindly sell our tickets has opened a new website / online shop – please see link – Clydestyle Fishing.
Fishing in Scotland features a great write up on the UAAA – this is a great blog site all about Fishing In Scotland with advice on Flies and places to fish etc. check out the photos of the Brownies caught in Argyll. Thanks for the great write up.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE MUIRKIRK ROAD is now open & access is as normal.
Stop Press – news for members of Glengavel (Dungavel ) Reservoir – you can now bring a guest to fish with you at the reduced rate of £10.00 per day or if your guest is 16 or under it’s only £5.00 per day & if that guest is under 13 it is free of charge – we are keen to encourage kids into angling.
Stan Broom caught this cracking one pound wild brownie from Glengavel at the weekend – well done Stan – see picture below
Stan has also provided a fantastic set of photos of Glengavel from a different perspective – click on this link to see the photos on our Facebook page.
The fry at the hatchery 09/04/11 – they have doubled in size in the last week & are now feeding.
Stop Press – The River & Reservoir were stocked on Saturday the 26th March – the River was stocked with 300 plus Fish from our rearing ponds all of over 10″ – we also stocked the Reservoir with 200 fish from 10 to 19″ long the biggest being 3lbs plus – see pictures below –
Please see link to a recent news story on East Kilbride Mail & link to the story – Pictures To Hook New Members.
Please see link to recent news story on Strathaven S1 & link to the story Anglers Looking Forward To A Good Year After a Tough Winter.
We are delighted to announce our first competition of the year will take place on Saturday 21st May 2011 at Glengavel Reservoir.
The event will be sponsored by Tarmac.
Time – 9.00 til 16.00
Teams of 3 – entrance fee £30.00 per team.
Fishing for Brown Trout – Fly Fishing Only.
Winning Team – fee returned Trophies & Prizes.
Entry forms must be returned to Graeme Hamilton, Competition Convenor along with entry fee by 30th April 2011 all cheques made payable to Upper Avon Angling.
For entry forms you can email upperavonangling [at] gmail [dot] com or phone Graeme on 07834 825981
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