The new Mid Clyde Angling Association website was published on 14th May 2014

MCAA has absolutely no affiliation to any Facebook page other than the Mid Clyde Angling Association page



I have been a member of MCAA committee for approximately fifteen years,the last seven and a half of which I have the privilege of holding the posts of Secretary and Administrator for the website.

I had intending retiring at this years AGM, but as the start of the year is an extremely busy time for the Secretary with all the application forms,web updates etc .I have decided to change my plans and will leave about the middle of next month once the change over has taken place with the new Secretary,which will also give the association time to get organised.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the committees, past and present for having faith in me to represent the association through my Secretarial duties and the website,which to be honest has been hard going at times, but I loved every minute of it.

Also thanks to the members for sending in content and pictures to use on the website.

I wish the committee and Mid Clyde Angling Association the very best in the future whatever it may bring.


Alan Jack

Organised Crime Gangs Gill Netting Clyde Estuary

Criminal gangs spotted in numerous Clyde estuary locations from Ardmore point to as far as Ayrshire and beyond. Reports of Salmon, Sea Trout Bass, Mullet primarily being targeted.


Poacher laying nets Clyde Estuary


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Reports can be read on the links below.

illegal 3Nets seized

Take action 

“Marine Scotland would be the first point of contact for anyone who suspects illegal sea fishing.”

Net these poachers by calling 0300 244 4000.

Here are the links for reporting, the first one is the Marine Scotland compliance page and the second one is the report form.

Please report using the form below so action is taken and ignored by Marine Scotland.

A consolidated effort working with locals and Anglers is the only way we can stop this exploitation of our wild fish and wildlife.

We have had our first fish for 2021,a cracker at just short of 10 lb, caught by Kevin Davies on a fly.

Well done to Kevin who also wins the Kemp Meikle Memorial Cup


A close up of the fish.


We received a card from Jim Farquharson’s family



All of our season Salmon permits for 2021 have now been sold,day permits are still available from the usual outlets.

Tony and Davie were down at the wier this morning and put up a plaque for Jim right below where he used to sit.

All day permit holders must submit a catch return even if no fish were caught a blank submission must by law be sent back to the association  

 This can be done online  Here

It is with great sadness that I want to pass along our condolences to Jim Farquharson’s family and friends.  Jim was a fisher, a bailiff and a pal . He brought good chat, great laughter and brilliant stories to Mid Clyde. He gave good advice, the odd cup of sugar disguised as coffee and offered to save my rod if I was drowning.

We’ll miss him and I think the river will too.
By Laura Braterman.

Guidance from Marine Scotland for anglers during the Coronavirus 


From this season you will be required to submit Rod Fishing Effort along with your Catch Returns, Rod Fishing Effort is the amount of days fished in the season, even if you only fish for an hour it counts as one day.

The permit download has a rough grid that you can use and submit along with your Catch Return, the on line Returns form will have a similar grid and will be available nearer the end of the season.

More information on Rod Fishing Effort Here