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By The Angler … For The Angler
UCAPA Control the fishing on the ‘upper Clyde’ with the exception of Lamington water.
The 1st Salmon arrive in this part of the river long before anglers seem to start catching them !!!
The Salmon ‘show face’ around July / August on UCAPA water but anglers have plenty of ‘pristine’ Trout water to occupy themselves with until the first ‘Silver tourists’ start to show.
Excellent Grayling fishing is also on offer during the Winter months.
Salmon / Brown Trout / Sea Trout / Grayling & other coarse species
Some say that the River Clyde starts from the outflow of the Daer reservoir, some say it starts as a small trickle that comes out of the side of one of the hills beyond that, some say it is further downstream, where-ever our mighty river starts, we do have some great fishing.
The upper reaches of the reaches of the River Clyde would be one of the most beautiful places to ply our sport of angling but due to the infestation of the North American Signal Crayfish that was discovered in 1999, the fishing in this stretch of the river has been out of bounds to anglers , which is a shame, because up this part of the river, it runs so clear, you can see every stone, but no fish. UCAPA have tried to stop this infestation from happening but unfortunately it is too late, the Crayfish are here to stay on this part of the river. Further downstream, towards Elvanfoot, this is where the real UCAPA fishing starts.
Downstream from Elvanfoot, the Clyde has some of the best Brown Trout fishing to be had in the UK along with excellent Grayling fishing in the Winter months.The river meanders through rugged hills & fields with some excellent fly water & also great runs for ‘Trotting’ a worm or maggot.The small towns of Abington & Crawford are the next port of call for our river before it hits the boundaries of Lamington controlled water. After Thankerton Bridge, UCAPA control another shorter stretch before the trout fishing is taken over by Hozier angling club. UCAPA then control the water downstream from Stonebyers power station, this is as far as the Atlantic Salmon can venture upstream on our river to spawn.
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