“Memberships that are not paid this year must give notification of deferment before 1st June 2020, or they will be charged as a new member the following year.”
The netting that has been taking place in Loch Riddon for 14 years is an undertaking by the Argyll fisheries Trust to determin the extent of the sea lice population in Argyll sea lochs where there are salmon farms in the vicinity, every May and June they catch and check the sea trout smolts that have left the river and are hanging about the loch head area where sea lice from the salmon farms attach themselves to the young fish and if they get to many it weakens the fish so much that it dies, we have netted some fish at 6 inches with up to 40 lice on them so those fish are doomed, all fish after checking are safely returned to the sea, the trust want to monitor the numbers of lice so that they can complain to the fish farms, that is the purpose of the netting.
Big thanks to Colin McDonald (snr) for sending the photos.
Duncan McGillvray very kindly sent this in ….
A few photographs from days gone by, kindly sent in by Colin McDonald (snr)
These three pictures show in 2005 a work party on Loch Riddon shore
clearing an area free from seaweed so that it would be suitable for
netting and in 2006 Archie Young demonstrating fly tying at the
Glendaruel open day to show what the angling club and the Ruel Board
were doing for the benefit of the River Ruel.
Memories like these photos are more than welcome to get posted up on our pages, if any member has photos from the past and would like them published here please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org , the season might be on hold for the next few months due to the virus restrictions so posts like this are just great to keep the website ticking over.
Bill Rankin and Allan Miller were out on Loch Tarsan on the opening day of 2020 season, these nice brownies were just some of the fish caught, all others were returned. The loch has not been stocked yet but as you can see there are still good fish to be caught.