Work being carried out to prevent bank erosion and help reduce silting of gravel on the spawning beds of the upper Ruel
Work is underway on improving access at Otter Ferry Road Bridge. If using the lay-by please park at the extreme end away from the river to allow vehicles to pass each other. A stile will be erected when the new fence is in place.
New bridge and stile over ditch and fence near top of our water, above Clachan of Glendaruel Road Bridge. Please note creosote is still tacky.
Fished the Ruel yesterday afternoon, had about a dozen wee Brown Trout and 6 Sea Trout, although not the biggest these were the best of the bunch. All fish were safely returned …. Graeme Henry.
Not the biggest, but caught these on Saturday on the Ruel and a 3rd that leapt back into the water before its picture could be taken. The fish not pictured was about 2lbs, but couldn’t determine what it was. Thought it was a Brownie, are there Browns of this size in the Ruel, can anyone confirm. The river was running just nice. Fish were returned. ….. Graeme Henry.
Two new stiles and a bridge have been built to improve access to the upper reach of the association water. Thanks to Stevie Cooper who did most of the work, Ronnie McVicker, the farmer who carted the wood down to the river on his quad bike, Davy Landsburgh and Russell Buchanan for donating the wood and Glendaruel Wind-farm trust for the funding.
Convener Bob Clark took this short video of the River Ruel in full spate, he said “Once the river drops a bit and the water clears it should be perfect”
Member Bob Clark caught this freshly run sea-trout from the River Ruel this morning, safely returned, “waters perfect, well worth giving it a go” said Bob.
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.