Many thanks to all those who helped out at back to back Sun work parties to remove the worst of storm Ali trees from the river between Nydie Mill to above Dairsie bridge. More volunteers are needed as there is still a lot of timber in the river. Even a few hours will help. Future work parties will be posted here on the web site now it is up and running again,
Sadly, right at the end of the season, the river has suffered yet another serious pollution incident. Salmon, sea trout and Brown trout have been killed downstream from the Cupar water treatment plant. Thankfully a member had acted quickly, phoned SEPA and the committee in time to identify the source and gather the evidence essential for prosecution. If any member sees anything detrimental to the river, please contact the secretary or any member of committee right away.
There are however reports of fresh sea trout entering the Dairsie castle beat. Tickets are available from the usual outlets with the best of the fishing below Dairsie bridge.
Welcome to all new and existing members. This cold blast has kept most people away from the river with very little to report.
It has been confirmed, despite our appeals, that the Eden will be a category 3 river this year. No salmon can be killed. We still need to fish for salmon and give an accurate catch return or we will remain as category 3. It is now obvious that all categories will be determined by the catch numbers.
To date, we have still not received any information from SEPA regarding the lack of weed in the river. We will continue to press them for an answer.
Hopefully the weather will improve soon and we can look forward to an enjoyable season.
Season tickets for the coming year are now available from the usual outlets and the secretary. We have managed yet again to keep the prices the same as last year.
I wish all our anglers an enjoyable season on the river.
A happy new year to everyone. Here's hoping it will be a better one for the Eden and the Association. At present there has been no further news regarding the category 3 status. If we receive any update we will publish it as soon as possible.
THE EDEN, DROUGHT AND WATER ABSTRACTION.
A local area group, headed by Dr. Andrew Black of St. Andrews University, are looking into drought and it's effects on the river Eden environment. Anyone wishing to attend a public meeting on the subject please see below
- Public meeting on Sat 20th Jan from 9.30, Lomond Hills Hotel, Freuchie - focus on the effects of climate change on farming and the wider environment in the Eden catchment . Registration link & further details here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/climate-change-agriculture-in-ne-fife-tickets-41887744371
I would imagine that entry would be possible on the day, but please use the link to gauge response.