United Clyde Anglers toast Rosebank salmon season

Dry start...to what proved to be a rather wet day for the annual salmon fishing opening day on the Clyde at Rosebank (Pic Lindsay Addison)
Dry start...to what proved to be a rather wet day for the annual salmon fishing opening day on the Clyde at Rosebank (Pic Lindsay Addison)
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ANGLERS supported the launch of the salmon fishing season in Rosebank on Saturday, despite wet weather more suited to ducks!

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

This followed the group being led to the riverside by piper David Stark, having enjoyed food and refreshments at the nearby Popinjay Hotel.

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

“I was delighted by how many people attended.”

The salmon fishing season on the Clyde will run until October, with each angler facing tough new legislation meaning they’ll only be allowed to kill a maximum of five fish they catch during 2014.

For more on this story, turn to the sport section in this week’s Carluke and Lanark Gazette!