News 2021

News 2021

Friday, 15 January 2021 17:07

River opening ceremony cancelled

Inverness Angling Club advises members and visitors that no formal ceremony will be staged for the opening of the salmon fishing season on the River Ness town fishings on Monday, February 1.

President Alex Elliott said: “The club committee feels that any gathering for an opening ceremony would flout current Covid-19 regulations and risk the health of those attending.

“Angling is permitted under current regulations and fishermen value the contribution it makes to their physical and mental health. Many of us will have been looking forward to getting out on the river for a cast.”

He added: “If you do go out on opening day, it’s important that you observe strict social distancing and sanitise your gear and hands after using any riverside installations. All huts will remain closed until further notice.”

Friday, 15 January 2021 14:51

Parking plans proposed for Little Isle

Negotiations continue with The Highland Council to maintain angler access to the Fisherman’s car park at the Little Isle Pool of the River Ness.

Council plans to introduce metered parking have caused Inverness Angling Club some concerns about the availability of traditionally free parking adjacent to one of the top salmon pools on the town fishings.

It is hoped that an early meeting with the council will secure a free parking arrangement for anglers. This would be secured by an appropriate windscreen display for parking wardens who will police the car park. Once approved, the ticket would be available to members and visiting anglers on application to the club.

Friday, 15 January 2021 14:49

Club renews board duty

Harry Fraser will represent the interests of Inverness Angling Club on the Ness District Salmon Fishery Board. As a member of the club committee, Harry has taken a particular interest in the work of the board, attending open meetings over the past couple of years.

Friday, 08 January 2021 09:33

Club loses dedicated member

Anglers who are regulars on the west bank of the MacIntyre Pool of the River Ness will be sad to hear of the passing of Alastair Macdonald. A long-term member of Inverness Angling Club, Alistair (88) was nicknamed ‘The Ghost’ for his quiet manner and style of fishing, His dedication to the river and the club was such that he wrote and self-published a book on the fishings. The club sends its deepest condolences to his wife Anne and family.

Thursday, 31 December 2020 16:10

A new year dawns

It has been a tough year. All of us have faced the possibility of contracting a dangerous virus. Some have caught it and come through. Others have suffered the most serious consequences. Tomorrow will see the start of a new year in which vaccines offer real hope for the future, and economic and social recovery.

In the great scheme of things, fishing may seem insignificant. For many of us, however, it makes an important contribution to physical and mental wellbeing. Regulations may prevent us from picking up a rod for a cast on the River Ness opening day on February 1. We shall have to wait and see. Meanwhile, Inverness Angling Club sends its best wishes to members, and anglers far and wide, for a successful and enjoyable season on river and loch. Stay safe - tight lines!


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