Reports for the Mid Clyde Angling Association

Salmon on the river Clyde

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Doesn't the picture above make you smile, salmon on the Clyde (taken from the Mid Clyde AA web site). For full details on what the Mid Clyde Angling Association has to offer go to:

Mid Clyde Angling Association

About MCAA: 8 miles of fishing for brown trout , they also have 2 salmon beats within this stretch, Sligo from Newton Bridge to Battle Bridge RH bank and Crown Lease from Bothwell Bridge to Dalmarnock Bridge DD (any legal method. no prawn). The river holds good stocks of grayling and some good pike. There are also numbers of coarse fish, barbel, perch, dace and roach. For salmon permits contact the Treasurer on 01698 889472. Brown trout, grayling, coase fish and pike permits from:

Glasgow Angling Centre; Hooked in Scotland Tel: 0141 778 6600; Annies Pantry, Sheepburn Road; Blantyre, The Village Store; Blantyre Newsagents, 248 Glasgow Road Telephone  01698 823249; Mo's Store 60 Coatshill Avenue; Collins Newsagents, 179 Stonefield Road.

Google Map Reference 55.796467, -4.055296

Alan Jack Report for Mid Clyde AA


After the slow start to our season it has now kicked in with the water coming up to a perfect height and fish were getting caught almost daily, both James Craig and Christopher Frazer got a hat trick each and Derek Ramage got two.

Mid Clyde AA Chris Frazer

Monday June 3rd saw 7 fish landed from the Bridge Pool.

Mid Clyde AA Peter Hutcheson

The fish just kept coming with Russell Shearer getting a pair again at the Bridge Pool.

Mid Clyde AA Russel Shearer

We think there has been about 35/40 fish so far this season which is a big improvement from this time last season. 99% of these fish have been returned which is great news for the seasons ahead.

Our biggest so far this season has been around the 15 lb mark for Peter Hutchison which is slightly smaller than the average year but there is more early fish this year than normal.

John Clark caught a nice 10 pound fish and a cracker of a brown trout of 4 lb down below the boulder at Grayfriars. Russell Brennan, Gary Drummond and Alistair Hughes have been out a couple of times all night in search of sea trout, they reported that fish were seen and heard moving up but so far they have blanked.

The first week in August usually starts our Grilse run but there has been a few seen ascending the fish pass at the Blantyre weir. We reckon they are a week early but great to hear they have arrived, not in numbers yet, but they are here. Tight Lines A J


Just browsed through the River Clyde Fishing Facebook pages and there is a flow of good stuff on show.

Stonking good trout as you might expect from the Clyde and good numbers of salmon especially on the Mid Clyde water.

Makes you happy to see that there are fish about. In fact there are good reports coming in from across the country.

The Clyde represents excellent value for money fishing whether for brown trout or salmon.

Fishing Report 6th May 2019

The first fish of the season, Mid Clyde AA

The first of the fish for the 2019 season have arrived. Our first of the year, an 11 pounder, was taken on 29th April by Mr Derek Ramage on a Clyde Raider he tied himself.

The second fish of the season, Mid Clyde AA

The second about the same weight was caught on 2nd May by Mr James Craig on a home tied custom fly. Both fish were caught in low water conditions.

Congratulation to both anglers especially Derek who wins the Kemp Meikle Memorial Cup for the first Spring fish for the season which will be presented to him at our AGM in December.

There is still not a lot of anglers out but the site of a couple of fish usually gets more out for a cast.

The first fish of the season, Mid Clyde AA

Tam Riley has once again been out with the Trout rod and sent in a picture of a lovely marked Trout.

The prospects for the rest of the month are good with salmon starting to run the system and with the water eventually heating up the Trout activity should increase.

Mr Tony Madden has also been out for Pike over the winter and has had the same result as the guys mentioned in my last report, with no Pike caught all winter.

Tight Lines. A J

Report 14th April 2019

To date MCAA has still not had their first fish for the season, usually our first fish is caught mid to late March but last year it was 19th April so we are expecting one any day now, that said the river has been quiet with very few anglers venturing out for a cast.

Mid Clyde is predominately a Salmon fishery but on the Trout and Grayling side of things,we heard from Tam Riley who has been out with a 4 weight rod and had some success with both Trout and Grayling on a Goldhead bug, he also reported a good head of Salmon Parr in the river so things look good for the future.

The Pike fishers who reported to us said they had nothing over the winter which is unusual for them,but perhaps the presence of a couple of Seals in our water had something to do with the lack of fish for them.

Tight Lines AJ