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 email@example.com , 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.
Some photos taken by Bob Clark of work being carried out on the upper Ruel, to prevent bank erosion and improve habitat, being undertaken by River Ruel Improvement Association.
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. 😉
We have added these new videos to our website, these can also be viewed on the tabs of the relevant water.
Thanks to ://crankinphotography.co.uk/ for the making of these videos.
Bill Rankin caught his first salmon from the River Ruel today, a nice cock fish around the 6+lbs mark, all he would divulge was it was taken on a size 12 fly, a quick photo and then safely returned to the water to continue its journey. Well done Bill and thanks for sharing.
Nice photo of a Damsel Fly taken on the bank at the River Ruel by Bill Rankin, not a common sight !
“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.”