Items filtered by date: January 2019

Fenced out?

Inverness Angling Club has approached officials of The Highland Council to raise concerns about the construction of a fence along the riverside path adjacent to Whin Park playground. On the face to it, the fence, running from just above Charlie’s Seat right up to the Holm Bridge, could pose a significant threat to angler access to two of the best beats of the Ness fishings, the MacIntyre Pool and Mill Stream. While the club has not been consulted on the project, it is believed that sections of the fence will be left open at each existing path access to the pools.

Nice fence!: But will here be full access to the river?

 

Membership queries

IAC membership secretary John Ralph will be taking a break between February 6 and 20. During that period all membership matters should be raised via the ‘Contact Us’ section of the web site. Just click on the ‘Contact Us’ circle on the home page for a reply from the president or secretary, usually by return.

Big billing for Ladies Day

The successful Ladies Day staged on Inverness Angling Club’s Ness fishings last year will be featured in the February issue of Trout and Salmon magazine. The club hosted and coached a cheery group of 20 ladies on their fishings on Saturday, September 1. The event was organised by angling marketing agency FishPal in aid of the Highland Hospice. Reports and pictures by a Trout and Salmon journalist will grace the pages of the February issue which will be on magazine shelves within the next few days.

Opening celebration

Members and guests are invited to attend the opening day ceremony of the 2019 salmon angling season at the Mill Stream Pool on Friday, February 1. Please assemble in the top car park of Holm Mills for 10.00 hours.

This popular event is kindly sponsored by Holm Mills Shopping Village and gives members and guests an opportunity to catch up with fellow members and discuss the prospects for the new season, over a wee dram, a bacon roll and a cup of tea or coffee. Anglers are asked to wear fishing gear and bring a rod to present a good image for the attending media.

Loop promote best practice

Gordon Sim, the chief executive officer of Loop Tackle Design, will be the guest speaker at the annual public meeting of the Ness District Salmon Fishery Board on Thursday, January 17. The meeting, which has always attracted a good number of interested anglers from around the area, will be held in the Press and Journal Lounge of Inverness Caledonian Thistle Football Club, starting at 19.30 hours.

A native of Fort William, Gordon will talk about the world class fisheries management applied to Loop’s own river systems in Labrador, Canada; the company’s wish to act as a ‘global conduit for best practice’; and his own passion for salmon fishing.

Agenda items will include the activities of the board during 2018 and proposed activities for 2019. Copies of the board’s annual report will be available. The meeting is open to the pubic but places are limited to 50 seats. Those interested in attending should register their interest with the clerk, Chris Conroy, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01463 861245.

Time to tie

Now is the time to get that little bit of help to design and tie that special fly to catch salmon in 2019. Inverness Angling Club’s popular fly tying classes will re-start for the 2019 sessions at 19.00 hours on Wednesday, January 16, in the upstairs conference suite of Dow’s Bistro on Balloan Road. Led by tying experts Mike Campbell and David Mateer, with assistance from club coaches, the classes will be run each Wednesday evening un February 27. 

Two top tyers will give demonstrations during this period - Graham Nicholls on January 30 and a second visit by Ali Hutchens on February 13. Newcomers are welcome, whether beginners or experienced. Tools and materials can be provided. They should register in advance with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

IAC committee meetings

The 2019 committee meetings of Inverness Angling Club are set for the following dates: January 10, February 7, March 14, April 18, May 16, June 13, July 18, August 15, September 12, October 17, and November 14. The annual general meeting will be held on November 21. Details of committee membership can be found on the club’s web site at invernessanglingclub.co.uk/club-details/management

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