Glasgow Angling Centre Sponsorship Deal.

Mr Paul Devlin of Glasgow Angling Centre has kindly agreed to sponsor our spring fish conservation initiative. With immediate effect any angler who catches and releases a spring salmon before 1 June will be entitled to claim a reward. GAC have agreed to provide the angler with a £20 tackle voucher. This will be matched by the LLAIA ,providing the captor an opportunity to claim a £40 voucher. The rules are simple. The release of the fish must be witnessed  and where possible, photographic or video evidence submitted. All claims will be decided by the committee.

Conservation Measures In Force On The Lomond System.

For the avoidance of doubt, the following conservation measures are now in force throughout the Lomond system since 7 March 2013.


1. Full and associate members will be allocated 5 tags per year. Where a salmon is killed a tag must be fixed on the carcass immediately.

2. No salmon may be killed after 30 September.

Sea Trout.

1. There is no tagging system for sea trout.

2. No sea trout may be killed before 1 May or after 30 September.

3. All hen sea trout over 3lb in weight caught after 31 August will be released.

4. No more than 2 sea trout can be taken on any day.

Coarse Fish.

1. All coarse fish must be returned to the water alive.

General Conditions.

1. All coloured or unseasonable fish must be returned, irrespective of the time of year when caught.

2. No worm fishing is allowed before 1 May.

3. Worm fishing between 1 May and 31 May will be by use of circle hooks only.

4. Minimum worm hook size remains size 8 in order to protect juvenile fish.

5. Use of shrimp or prawn is banned.

6. Use of fish roe including power bait is banned.

Committee Recommendations.

1. Anglers are requested to return as many salmon and sea trout as possible given the fragile state of stock in the recent past.

2. We strongly recommend that circle hooks should be the only type of hook used when fishing with the worm, given that they rarely lead to a fish being hooked down the back of the throat.

Endrick Work Party.

With the new car park and stiles in place on the River Endrick, the committee is keen to commence work on improving the fishing environment on the upper Endrick. To this end an upper Endrick work party will take place on Sunday 21 April meeting at 10am at the parking area at Coolies Lynn bridge. Anyone who wishes to take part should email the Association direct or contact the office on 0141 353 5004. Tools, gloves and refreshments will be provided. A River Leven clean up will take place in early May depending on weather/water conditions.

Water Bailiff – Loch Lomond Angling Improvement Association.

The  Loch Lomond Angling Improvement Association has a vacancy for the post of Water Bailiff. The LLAIA is one of the largest angling clubs in Scotland, and leases salmon and sea trout fishing on the Rivers Leven, Endrick and Fruin as well as Loch Lomond the largest fresh water loch in Scotland. The Association also owns several stretches of watr on the River Endrick and has fishing rights on the Clyde estuary.

Water Bailiff duties are varied and include:

– Protection of salmon and sea trout stocks by enforcing fisheries legislation.

– Conducting maintenance and improvement works.

– Liasion with Loch Lomond Fisheries Trust, including assisting with scientific data collection.

The successful applicant must be able to work as part of a dedicated team, have excellent communication skills, possess a knowledge and appreciation of the work of a bailiff, must hold a full driving license and ideally have experience of boat handling.

The post covers the entire Lomond catchment area and will provide the successful applicant with a unique opportunity to work in a diverse range of fishery environments. The post holder will work an average of 40 hours over the course of the year. It should be noted that during peak times night shift work may be necessary. I return the LLAIA will offer the successful candidate a competitive salary, which will be subject to negotiation, and relevant training opportunities where necessary.

For further details call the Secretary, Loch Lomond Angling Improvement Association on 0141 353 5004. To apply for this post please send your CV and a covering letter by 15 May 2013 to: The Secretary, Loch Lomond Angling Improvement Association, 4 Woodside Place, Glasgow G3 7QF.


LLAIA Committee