1 week ago
2 weeks ago
Please remember to buy your permits online well BEFORE you travel. This gives time for details to be downloaded to the wardens' daily listings of valid permits, eliminating the need to approach anglers to make checks.
Remember that phone signals can be very patchy around the Lochside. If you are fishing without a permit and have no phone signal, the wardens will ask you to move off site until you have bought one, which is inconvenient for all concerned. ...
1 month ago
You may have already seen photos of the rather extreme littering problem across Scotland's wild places just now. Unfortunately, our forests are not immune.
That's why we - along with many other agencies across Scotland - are making a joint plea to all of our visitors to act responsibly and take litter home.
While many car parks and beauty spots are now open, waste collection services run by ourselves, other agencies, local councils or community groups may not yet be operational.
Simon Hodgson, our Chief Executive:
“This sort of anti-social behaviour not only creates a significant health hazard but also eats in to the limited resources that land managers have at their disposal.
“We would urge people to first of all think carefully about their travel plans, and secondly to behave like people who are proud to be able to call such a beautiful country home: don’t visit sites until they are open and take your litter home.”
This plea is backed by Zero Waste Scotland, Keep Scotland Beautiful, Scottish Water, Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, Scottish Natural Heritage and Cairngorms National Park.
To better protect our wardens and the angling public from the potential spread of Covid-19, LAIA are moving to an online permit booking system. Currently, there are no fishing permits for sale, but we are aiming to have the new system up and running before travel restrictions are lifted.
We will update you on progress, but please do not travel to Loch Awe until restrictions are lifted and permits are made available. Only local season permit holders are able to fish until government advice changes. ...
In Response to Scottish Government's Route Map out of lockdown, from the 28th of May, Loch Awe will only be open for fishing to local season ticket holders until further government announcements are made.
Due to the influx of visitors at the start of the fishing season, Loch Awe has experienced the full effects of Covid-19 and local residents are not yet ready or happy to receive anglers from further afield so please respect the government guidelines and do not travel to Loch Awe from outside the immediate area. ...
4 months ago
A REMINDER TO ALL:-
Fisheries Management Scotland advise that it is for "individual proprietors to determine whether fishing can take place in accordance with the latest announcements"
As administrators of the Protection Order for Loch Awe and Associated Waters, LAIA made the decision to prohibit fishing during the current restrictions.
Likewise, Loch Awe Boats is CLOSED TO ALL during the lockdown period.
We understand that there are many people who consider solitary fishing to be compliant with social-distancing guidelines. However, accessing the loch involves non-essential travel and contrary to what many feel - fishing does not constitute exercise.
The Emergency Bill is now legally enforceable.
Please respect the rules during this difficult time and do not attempt to access the site, even if you are in possession of a gate fob.
Adhering to these rules will enable us to get back to normal as soon as possible. Thank you. ...
Following the latest government announcement that all non vital businesses must close, we regretfully announce that ALL our services cease with immediate effect.
We had hoped to permit berth holders to access the boatyard, but under the new enforceable rulings this is no longer possible.
Please be reassured that your boats are safe with us, but from now until further notice the boatyard is CLOSED TO ALL.
Berth holders currently on site or on the water are respectfully requested to return home tomorrow.
Your custom, friendship and our boatyard community is valued and much appreciated, but the current climate leaves us no option but to take this step.
We hope that this situation will soon resolve. In the meantime stay at home, stay safe and stay healthy. ...
Regretfully, following the latest government announcement, the boatyard will be closed until further notice.
Berth holders will have access to their boats but there will be no services provided. This means no tractor launch, no "Cliff assistance" and no kitchen. Berth holders with gate fobs are welcome to come to the boatyard but need to be mindful that they will be on their own and take full responsibility for their boat activities.
Hopefully, life will get back to normal before too long.
Meanwhile take care and stay strong 🙏😊 ...
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2020.
Due to ongoing concern about the ever encroaching Coronavirus, it has been decided to cancel this Friday's meeting. Members of LAIA will be contacted with details of alternative arrangements.
Please address any questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org ...
LAIA AGM 2020.
Just a reminder to all members and supporters that the AGM is to be held on Friday 13th March, 7pm at Portsonachan Village Hall. Guest Speaker - Alan Kettle-White of Argyll Fisheries Trust.
Don't forget to submit your 2019 catch return to the LAIA office in order to be entered into the prize draw......£200 up for grabs and even a nil catch is still a valid return form! ...
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