Volunteers Wanted for improvement work on the river:

There is always lots to do. If you can help out or If you are aware of work needing done to improve the river please contact the secretary. Sincere thanks to those who have already helped out improving access this year.

The main work scheduled so far includes:

  1. Replace EAA sign at Coble Point. - complete.

  2. Sleeper Bridge Beet Factory repair safety rails. – Complete. Thanks TG.

  3. Chop down giant hogweed - Cupar - Tarvit Mill - Complete. Thanks WL.

  4. Cut up last seasons’ fallen trees Lydox

  5. Access South Bank between Lydox Cottages & Edengrove .

  6. Access to some pools North Bank between Nydie Mill & the Tattie Hole

  7. Path South Bank from Nydie Mill – Island. - Complete.Thank you Anon(s).

  8. Empty - rubbish bins Dairsie Bridge, (Complete), Edenwood, Pouch, Tattie Hole & Dirdum.

  9. Beat Markers and pool name signs – a winters job

  10. Survey river for Ranuculous weed growth.

  11. Locate salmon for TDSFB broodstock – URGENT August/September

  12. Remove storm damaged trees ad hoc workparty.

Pink Salmon

A non-native species of fish could return to Scottish rivers in large numbers this year.

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Pink salmon are native to Pacific Ocean waters but have spread to parts of northern Europe after being released into rivers in Russia in the 1960s.

Fisheries Management Scotland said 2017 saw "unprecedented numbers" of pink salmon in UK rivers.

It said due to the fishes' two-year life cycle the salmon could be seen again this year.

The mouth of a pink is white, but the gums and tongue are black,. It does not have “teeth” on its tongue. The pink salmon tail is covered with large oval spots.

If you are confident that you have captured a pacific pink salmon the fish should be humanely despatched and retained.

If you have killed and retained a pink salmon, please immediately contact the secretary who will contact the Tay district salmon fishery board, who may arrange for further inspection and analysis, if necessary. It would be very helpful if the following information could be recorded: • date of capture or sighting, • location of capture (grid reference if possible) and details of the site, • method of capture, • sex of fish.

Please be vigilant for any early or unusual spawning activity – particularly during August and September, when any pink salmon present are likely to be active in spawning areas – shallow, gravelly glides and runs. Any suspected activity should be reported as above.

Shocking events at Balass

Please note that the ELECTRIC FENCE is in operation upstream from the sleeper bridge at the back of the Beet Factory. and a BEWARE OF THE BULL sign has been posted on the gate which presumably means that there is a bull in the field. Take care. The Sleeper Bridge wire handrail has also been re instated by the Ticket Secretary. Please do not tamper with these safety wires or fish from the bridge.