River Clyde Rosebank Salmon Season 2014 Slideshow

ANGLERS came out in force to support the launch of the salmon season in Rosebank, despite wet weather more suited to ducks!

A total of 55 people – including Clydesdale MSP Aileen Campbell – turned out as the traditional quaich was poured into the River Clyde by United Clyde Angling Protective Association man Munro Reid.

Welcoming the new season...Popinjay owners Colin WcWhinnie, Aki Mohammed amd angler Stevie Reid

Welcoming the new season...Popinjay owners Colin WcWhinnie, Aki Mohammed amd angler Stevie Reid

The group was then led to the riverside by piper David Stark, after enjoying food and refreshments at the nearby Popinjay Hotel.

“I thought the turnout was excellent when you consider the fact that the rain was teeming down,” said the Angling Association’s Fraser Simpson (55).

The salmon fishing season on the Clyde will run until October, with tough new legislation meaning that each angler will only be allowed to kill a maximum of five fish in the 2014 season.

“A tagging system has been introduced because we are very aware of having proper conservation on the river,” added Fraser.

The pictures featured in our slideshow were taken by Gazette photographer Lindsay Addison and can be purchased from this website or from our office in Lanark on 01555 678792.