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.
2pm wed 4/9/19 River running very high, fast and dirty that combined with gale force wind in the area made it just about unfishable. Providing we dont get much more rain, Saturday and into the beginning of next week should provide ideal conditions and a good chance of sea trout or even a salmon. : Bob Clark (River Ruel Convener)
Bob Clark was up the River Ruel today and caught this nice wee sea trout, it’s his first this season and was around the 1lb mark, it took a size 12 stoats tail, the fish was safely returned to the river … well done Bob !
The last two trophies were awarded to their recipients at the Annual Dinner which was held at the Argyll Hotel last Saturday evening.
The Jimmy Docherty Rover Challenge Trophy was awarded to Bill Rankin and Allan Miller, for the most club waters fished with fish being caught.
And the Peter Manson Award went to John Pickett for the most fish being caught at Dunoon Reservior
Member Bill Rankin caught three sea-trout from one of our rivers, one at 3lb’s and two at 1lb, a one pound fish was returned…. Well done Bill ! Just goes to show there are quality fish about, maybe this will get the members off the sofa and up the rivers. 😉