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River Clyde—A Protected Water

FOUNDED 1887

Rounded Rectangle: UNITED CLYDE ANGLING PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION LTD.
Rounded Rectangle: U.C.A.P.A. LTD.

PROTECTION ORDER FOR THE RIVER CLYDE

 

On July 18th 1994, The Secretary of State for Scotland signed the Order under the Freshwater and Salmon Fisheries (Scotland) Act 1976, which declared that the main stem of the River Clyde, on both banks, from the point where it leaves the Daer Reservoir, and is known as Daer Water, downstream to the downstream side of Bothwell Bridge is a PROTECTED WATER.

 

 

This Order came into force on October 7th, 1994 and from that date fishing for or taking freshwater fish in these waters without legal right or without written permission from a person having such a right is hereby prohibited.

 

 

This Order is not an exclusion order as believed by some misinformed anglers. All who are prepared to behave in a responsible manner by purchasing the appropriate permit, are welcomed to the river.

 

 

The unique features of the application submitted by the angling associations are:

 

¨ Virtually the entire river system has been open to the public for many years

 

¨ Very long stretches may be fished by buying a single permit

 

¨ Charges are very reasonable

 

¨ Visitors may purchase season permits

 

¨ Visitors have the same access to the fishing as locals

 

¨ Ready provision is made for bus parties, provided that prior contact is made with the Secretary

 

¨ Sunday fishing is available on the majority of stretches (not for Migratory Fish)

 

¨ All night fishing (Freshwater Fish) is available on virtually all stretches

 

¨ The river is open for angling throughout the entire year

 

¨ Bait fishing methods may be used on most parts of the river