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Conservation & Invasives

The conservation work of the Association falls broadly into two categories: Habitat improvement and Hatchery/Stocking.
REIA also works alongside the River Earn Protection Order Liaison Committee

The Invasive Species control and management work of the Association has become infinately more complicated over the past
few years with the rapid spread of unwelcome alien invaders such as Japanese Knotweed, Giant Hogweed and Himalayan Balsam .
To see how we deal with these problems view Invasives

The Association is a strong supporter of the Tay Conservation Code and our work can only succeed if full support is given
by our anglers in achieving the aims of the code To view the code and see examples of the educational projects carried out
ont the Earn and Tay see Conservation Life Cycle And Education.

Habitat Improvement

Each year winter storms cause damage to banks, wash trees downstream etc. Additionally, banks and tributaries become
overgrown resulting in loss of access.


Some Images Of Our Conservation Work (Click Image To Enlarge)
Some New Images Of Glaschorrie, Leannoch And Machany Burn Clearances 2014/2015.
Glaschorrie, Leannoch And Machany Burn Clearances 2014/2015.
Glaschorrie, Leannoch And Machany Burn Clearances 2014/2015.
Glaschorrie, Leannoch And Machany Burn Clearances 2014/2015.

Glaschorrie, Leannoch And Machany Burn Clearances 2014/2015.

Some New Images Of Machany Obstruction Clearances Carried Out By Our Own Trained Team.
Further Images Of Machany Obstruction Clearances.
Machany Obstructions. Thinning And Tidying.


Some Images Of Machany Obstructions.Left To Build Up Soon Becoming Impassable To Migratory Fish.


Tay Baillifs Clearing The Machany Of Obstructions.Notice John Young In Supervisory Role (Hands In Pockets)


The Late George Dudek Planting Out Fry With Bill Jack And An 18lbr Brood Fish For The Holding Tank.

Returning To The River. Duncan Clark's Tartan Terror, Young Ellis.s 1st Salmon (20lb Kinkell) And Alastair Sutherlands
March 2011 20lbr From Auchterarder A.C. Water All Going Back In The Name Of Conservation.Well Done To All!!

The Volunteer Team In The Hatchery With John Young Fertilizing Eggs (Lucky Man!!!) And Stripping A Hen.

Pupils Of St. Georges School In A Practical Learning Session On The Ruchill With John Young.(Whose Hair Is Longest???)

Pupils Of St. Georges School Creating Redds And Planting Ova And A Big Old Fellow From The Turret November 2010.

Orri Vigfussen With Tay Ghillies And Chairman John Young And The Team Electrofishing the Ruchill 2010

The Electrofishing Team Risking Life And Limb To Secure The Rivers Future!!