Firstly Arthur White thanked LDAC for the financial contribution it
makes to the running of the hatchery on the Lynher. Unlike
the Colliford hatchery the Lynher hatchery receives no
funding from SWW or other external agencies; the £2000
pa running costs have to be met from contributions from
local anglers and the volunteers themselves.
Operating problems from previous years had been
resolved inasmuch as -
The EA had granted the Hatchery a license to collect
brood stock in November, after the season had
closed. This means that the brood stock are no
longer held for long periods in warm (autumnal)
waters and their health has improved – allowing for
more successful stripping. Thanks were given to the
EA for their support.
Later stripping increased the viability of eggs as the
water temperatures were now lower during their
Operation to date -
Brood stock quotas met
52,000 eggs stripped. However one batch was poorly
developed and those eggs (10,000) were then reintroduced
into artificial redds in the river to prevent
their inevitable deterioration in the hatchery.
Of the remainder approximately 50% of the eggs had
hatched to date.
The stocking plan for the fry this year would involve split
releases – half the stock would be reared on whilst the other
half would be introduced to the river as swim-up fry. This plan
prevented rising water temperature from impacting
survivability during the summer.
This year the hatchery would also be looking to raise funds for
a chiller unit to further improve survivability rates in the future.
Please be careful out there - many beats have new hazards due to all the rain - not confined to rabbit holes on the path, fallen branches and dangerous trees - Please take care and be safe at all times. more
Whilst the underlying financial position of the club remains sound
we have found ourselves under increasing financial pressure over
the last few seasons. Since 2011 we have seen a drop in membership of 17.5%; from
224 full-paying adult members to just… more
Generally speaking the 2013 season has been a difficult one. A few large sea trout put in an appearance in early April, but then
record low water over most the summer meant that fish were few
and far between. Those around were certainly not in the mood… more
The Club is pleased to advise that the Coode Beat (3) on the River Fowey has now been extended 500m northwards beyond the two fields above Ashford Bridge. Access remains the same - from Ashford Bridge - and the [End of Beat] sign has been moved more
The 2014 Ticket Prices are out -2014 Prices - a small increase in line with inflationAdult £ 87.50 Adult over 65 or registered disabled £ 82.50Junior 14 to 17 years £ 15.00Junior Under 14 years £ 10.00Life membership £ 1093.75Joining fee for new… more
We regret to advise that LDAC has been unable to renew the fishing lease on the Caradon Wood Beat (13) on the River Lynher for the
2014 season. This is due to a change of ownership. With immediate effect (and for the season start on 1st March 2014) LDAC… more