Strathmore Angling Improvement Association
SAIA w as formed in 1948 to promote access for brown trout & grayling fly fishing on 11 miles of the rivers Isla, Dean & Kerbet in the Vale of Strathmore, but at prices affordable to all ages of local anglers.
The Association is wholly run by volunteers with all ticket sales monies used to improve the rivers by sympathetic stocking , river & bank management/ improvements all of which assist the wild fish stocks and make the river fishing accessible to anglers.
Strathmore Angling Improvement Association strongly recommend that All anglers should be insured and are reminded that they fish at their own risk.
It is also strongly recommended that all anglers wear a buoyancy aid for their own safety.
The Fish & Rivers
Each season at various river locations, SAIA stock between 300-500 fully grown locally reared brown trout and incubated eyed ova. These stocked fish supplement the already high levels of wild brown trout & grayling in the rivers. Each season wild trout & grayling in excess of 2lb are caught . A four fish day limit of 11" + trout is set ,but correct catch and release is actively promoted and practiced by most anglers. The Association also undertakes river management work parties in the closed season; any anglers wishing to attend these should contact an SAIA committee member.
The Strathmore Angling Improvement Association strongly recommend that all anglers follow the Governments recommendations as they relate to social distancing.
STAY AT HOME IF AT ALL POSSIBLE AND SELF ISOLATE
The only exceptions to this are:
To go out to buy food, visit the doctor, pharmacy or other medical services.
To take essentials and medicines to vulnerable people or those quarantined.
To take exercise whilst maintaining self-distancing advice.
It has been advised that travelling out of your local area to exercise is not allowed and you could be fined if you do.
Fishery Management Scotland (FMS) have stated that fishing is not an essential activity and advised that all fishing activity should cease.
All fishing should cease until the government change the guidelines
Under the new powers people risk fines or arrest if you do not adhere to the regulations