Just to keep the members and committee up to date on the progress.
You will see from the pictures that the Turbine / Generator Hut is now in place although,as the shed was locked I couldn’t ascertain whether the turbine is in situ’. While at the headwaters the shuttering is off the Dam and the piping is in place and ready to be connected.
The company have thought better of running the pipe overground, so except for a small bit here and there it has been buried and they have followed the line of the F.C. road.
There’s also a smaller pipe which collects water from one of the larger feeder burns to be seen where it crosses the river and where it enters the shed .
The area is in a bit of a mess at the moment but you wont notice in a few years.
As far as I can see, all this work done shouldn’t affect fishing in the river, as it is well above where any angling takes place.
Tight Lines to all
For information of members, just some photos of works being carried out.
As you can see the shuttering is in place for the dam and the piping is laid out along the forestry road.
Leading down to the generator building in readiness for their placement. Photos of this will follow later
You will notice there is water getting through the shuttering at the moment . Just how much will be getting through once the dam is in place remains to be seen . But I would think they would be bound by law to let enough through to sustain life in the river till the water is returned after the generator.
They have been lucky with the weather as the river is at a very low level at the moment.
The midgies are delighted and are thriving with the introduction of fresh blood to the area, thanks to the workers who are staying in three caravans on site in the area of the generator.
“Another excellent way to learn more about your waters is to participate in river cleanups or work parties that aim to improve facilities. Besides making new friends you will be helping the club and benefiting from other members experiences. Ultimately though, to get the best from the Club waters, you will have to spend a lot of time not just fishing but walking and looking to find fish.”
Conservation limits for Atlantic Salmon
Members please note that NO salmon may be killed on our waters after 1st April 2016. Mandatory catch and release (all methods) is required.
This is specified in the Government policy for Grade 3 rivers as detailed in
“The Application of Conservation Limits for Atlantic Salmon”(17 December 2015) and “The update on the package of conservation measures” (9th January 2016)
The result for the “Jimmy Docherty Rover Challenge Trophy” is shared this year between Bill Rankin and Paul McLean, well done guys ! The trophy was donated by Joe Docherty in memory of his father Jimmy, a member of this club in the early years.