The River Calder provides around 5 miles fishing for wild brown trout
in the scenic Calder Glen. Salmon have been returning to the river in
increasing numbers and a planned fish pass at Bridgend Falls should ensure
a healthy stock of migratory fish for the future.
2002 has seen two recorded migratory fish landed, both sea-trout, one
at around the two pound mark and the other slightly larger. Our water
bailiffs have also reported Salmon and Sea Trout spawning in the redds
below the Bridge End Falls. The restoration of the Bridge End Falls is
therefore seen as an important part of the clubs future plans. All efforts
by the club are being directed to the conservation of all migratory and
resident fish and catch and therefore catch and release should be praticed.
The Lochwinnoch Heritage Forum have been the driving force behind the
restoration of the Bridge End Falls. Detailed planning permission has
been granted and the National Lottery fund, amongst others, have been
approached for funding. Hopefully the work will get under way in the summer