Annual General Meeting.
The AGM of the Loch Lomond Angling Improvement Association will be held at on Wednesday 15 February, 2017 at Partick Burgh Hall, 9 Burgh Hall Street, Glasgow G11 5LN. Doors will open at 1900. The meeting will commence at 1930 and close at 2100. The agenda and calling letter will be posted out to members in due course.
The election of office bearers and committee will take place at the AGM. As mentioned previously, any member wishing to take office or a place on the committee should notify the secretary in writing by 31 December 2016.
The submission of catch returns for Season 2016 is still disappointingly poor. We cannot stress how important these returns are. Fortunately we have been regraded from Conservation Category 3 to Category 2 for season 2017 allowing the taking of some salmon. However, the categorisation is reviewed annually by the Scottish Government and this season’s catch returns will be used to determine our status for season 2018. So we could quite easily find ourselves back as a Cat 3 again. There is only so much that any committee or biologist can put forward to defend our case, but if the process requires ‘number crunching’ it’s only our anglers who can provide these figures.
This is an area that the next committee will have to look at as a matter of urgency.
Since the LLAIA is currently going through administrative change, Marine Scotland has granted a two week extension and returns must be submitted to them by 14 January. If you still have your form send it in now. Even though it’s been a blank year, we still need to know. Post it to the office at LLAIA, 4 Woodside Place, Glasgow G3 7QF
or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Full memberships, Leven Season and Estuary tickets will be available shortly. If you’ve already sent in your renewal please bear with us. The outgoing committee very kindly arranged for the printing of permits etc to allow as smooth a handover as possible and we are in the process of reviewing our systems.
New and renewal membership forms can be downloaded from this website at LLAIA Membership on our homepage. We offer PayPal facilities, either by single or three monthly payments
Coarse season and day tickets are now available at the usual retail outlets. Click on Permit Retailers on the homepage for further information.
Trout and Salmon Magazine.
Long term LLAIA member Dick Dickson has kindly agreed to provide monthly updates on behalf of the Association to Trout and Salmon magazine. Dick is a regular on the Loch and Rivers and very much has his ‘finger on the pulse’ on what’s happening on the system. We realise that many of our members don’t rely on the internet and prefer browsing through magazines such as T&S.
The use of this facility has been a bit sporadic over the past few years and it’ll be good to see the Lomond system back in the wider public arena again. Dick’s updates will begin early in the new year.
If you would like any further information, make any comments, suggestions or have any queries you’d like answered, please feel free to use the email facility at Contacts on our homepage. We’ll get back to you as quickly as possible.
LLAIA Interim Committee.