The new MCAA Website was published at 19.00 17/05/15
The contacts form has been moved to the main menu, it turned out to a bit small where it was. Contact Form
The method for contacting us has changed,there is now a Contact form , if you would like to contact us please fill in the form and click the send button,there is also a file upload section should you want to send in any pictures.Please be aware any pictures sent in to us for the website or our Facebook page will be watermarked with a copyright mark for reasons that were discussed at last seasons AGM.
And a direct link to the Mid Clyde Angling Association official Facebook page has been added.
We had our casting day to day and had a good turn out with current members and new members which is always good to see.
Thanks to Lee Taylor,Russ Brennan,John Brown,Alistair Hughes,Pat Casey,Sinc McAllister,John Bruin,Alistair McKenzie,Steve Banks,Bob McKinley,Derek Ramage, Scott Connachan,Alex Littlejohn,Gary Drummond,and Gordon Benson for making it such a success.
And a very special thanks to John Clark who helped most of the guys with their casting
This seasons permits are going fast so if you intend to fish with us this season please get your completed Application form away as soon as possible.
We are holding a casting day on Sunday 15th April at 12 noon at Grayfriars,please feel free to come along and have a go at different rods and set ups, by all means bring your own gear with you,waders will be needed, there will plenty of guys on hand to help with any casting issues you may have or just come along for a blether.
This years raffle prizes are up on the menu , all the bailiffs have tickets so please dig deep and help us to help CHAS
Thanks to Daiwa for once again putting up the rod and to all who donated prizes
There is a clean up this Sunday 11th February 10.am at Carmyle in preparation for opening day.Any help would be greatly appreciated
Our opening day this year is on Saturday 17th February at Carmyle
You are invited for the usual rolls and sausage, pies and sausage rolls,tea and coffee at Carmyle Bowling Club 1 River Road Glasgow G32 8EG at 8.45 am for a 9.30 pm start of the precision to the river where the river will be officially opened ,then back to the hall for more refreshments.
There will be a limited amount of season permits for sale for anyone wishing to buy one but please remember to bring your completed application form and two passport size photographs along with the appropriate fee.
Raffle tickets will be on sale with all the money raised going to our chosen charity ,I will publish the full list when I have it.
The prize winers will also be published shortly after the draw is made in May
Good luck and thanks for once again supporting our charity.
We would like to express our deepest condolences to the wife and family of Mr Wullie Millar an ex chairperson at UCAPA Ltd who has sadly passed away
AS A MATTER OF CONSERVATION ALL SALMON MUST BE RETURNED FROM THE START OF TH SEASON UNTIL 1ST APRIL
Clyde Research Team
Jim Delaney has asked if any member would be interested in helping out with a research team with members from all associations on the Clyde.This would include Electofishing and underwater photography in the spawing burns on the Clyde
If interested please get in touch with Jim on 07958906369
There was a total of 50 members and committee present at the AGM last night.
Next season MCAA Salmon permit has been raised to £80 for members who sent in their catch returns and £100 for the members who didn’t, again the extra monies raised will go to our charity for the year.The returns must be compiled and sent to Marine Scotland otherwise we could face a fine of £1000.
William Weir , who dose the returns has asked the following statement to be publish on the site.
This year was a very poor show for catch returns,as a result we have tried our best to make it as easy as possible going forward.The following guidelines have been put in place and we urge members to follow them next season.
Please refrain from passing catch returns onto others to send on your behalf,it is each members responsibility to ensure they are sent on time.When sending them please ensure they are sent via the website or posted directly to myself , if they are getting posted please include a stamp or they will not be collected from the post office , any being sent out with the above methods will not be accepted, any arriving after the cutoff point of 30th November will not be accepted and you may need to pay more for your permit the following season
There was 56 members failing to sent these returns in.
River Management has three set date next season for clean up Sunday 25th March,Sunday 24th June and 26 August,one again we are asking for help for these clean ups.Times and venues will be added nearer these dates.
The 3 lucky winners of the raffle which was drawn by Jim Delaney are, Frank Buggy,Robert Wilson and Kenny Malcolmson who will receive a free permit for next season,our treasurer will be in touch with you guys soon. Well done.
This Years winner of The Kemp Meikle Memorial Cup was Tam Riley who was presented with the trophy by our chairman John McLean
The first fish 2017
The Gordon Shannon Memorial Trophy for the heaviest fish caught was won by Peter Hutchison
Very well done guys considering it was a hard old season.
A few pictures of the tying demo last night
Thanks to Ian for this demo.
We have received this thank you letter from the charity we are supporting this year
Thanks to everyone who contributed in raising this large amount.
As our Salmon spawn mostly in the main river we would like to remind Grayling fishers not to wade while fishing.
A date has been set for this years AGM.It will be on December 19th at the Fernegair Hall at 7 pm sharp.
Please bring along your permit book.
Once again we are asking for ALL members to attend.
On Sunday six of MCAA bailiffs had a patrol with three of Police officers,this was the first patrol we have had with the help of the Police and from now on it is going to a regular occurrence.
We would like to thank Police Scotland for their support.
We received this letter from Chas one of our charity’s.
This letter is one of the reasons we have supported Chas in the past and will do in the future, your raffle ticket money and donations helps us to help them.
We would like to inform all our members that All MCAA bailiffs carry an identification card with their picture on it which they should show you when on their patrols.If you are approached by someone claiming to be a bailiff and dose not show you his card please get ( if you can ) his name and send the association an email stating his name and or description and where you were approached.
Scottish Minister Appointed Bailiffs will show you his warrant card.