PDAA History

Good afternoon, It is hoped to try and build up a section here of snippets of information taken from the old minute books and memories of PDAA. This may prove informative and give PDAA members a background to PDAA. Ted Eadie,President PDAA.

PDAA first meeting held on 15th May 1951

1st chairman, president : Col W.Lornie. Initially membership was restricted to 180 (3.5.52).

1951 June. letter sent to Lord Mansfield, amongst other owners, together with a copy of the Constitution and Rules, asking if fishing concessions could be granted..

August 1951. Permission given to fish the 'Freelands', beat on the River Earn. Also permission given to fish,the Ballathie stretchof the River Tay on week days only.

28/2/52 ‘In view of the pollution of rivers (local, applied for affiliation to the ’Anglers co-operative association’, as the objects of this association was to protect anglers and owners of fisheries against invasion of their legal rights, and to assist the protection of pollution of rivers, lakes and other fresh water in Gt.Britain. (ACA) fee £4 per year. Committee were unsure of the boundaries appertaining to the concession granted by the Earl of Mansfield, from Waukmill Ferry  to below Scone (Rome Croy).

1952 June.Approach, made with P.D.Malloch with a view to obtain  a lease of Stormontfield water on the River Tay, but nothing available for 1952, but suggested for 1953.

1953 first mention of an agreement with P.D.Malloch to rent fishing.Bertha Ponds, being used for stocking trout.

1954 Netted local burn for brown trout to act as brood stock. Complaint from members that salmon is selling in the shops for 10/-, but anglers only getting 4/6d.

1954 Secretary wrote to Stanley Mills regards amount of waste coming down the river. October 1954 Yearling trout bought for £39 per thousand. October Auchterarder 7 Crieff angling clubs - agreement.

July 1955 Ordered 2000 fingerling trout from Stanley hatcheries, at a cost of £25 for stocking, but all died!

1957 members subscriptions raised to £1. OAP to 5/- and under 16 to 5/-.

1958 Commander Donaler visited Stanley Mills to interview the manager regards pollution going into the Tay. An amiable result was achieved. 

P.D.Malloch - Rome Croy. Prize draw arranged at the AGM.

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1958 - Balbeggie Resevoir, 30 trout caught in trap from burn leading into resevoir, used for brood stock. Some fishing mentioned :- Kinloch Hotel (Marley Loch), Carsbreck Loch, Skeoch Loch, Rockmill Loch, Blair Athol estates, Bertha Park Loch.

1959 Members subscriptions raised to £10.

1959 1st June, first mention of goosanders.

1959 26th October - Depletion of Sea Trout, letter sent to TSDFB.

1959 26th October - first mention of catch returns. 13th January 1960 - Perth Town Council _ season permits to Perth Town Water, PDAA members can apply.

1960 March - Association secretary cannot vote at meetings because he receives an honorarium.

Brown trout research laboratory.

1960  August. Logierait  bought January 1961.

1960 December - River Earn season starts a fortnight later and closes a fortnight earlier, this from the River Earn Improvement Association.

1961 August Logierait rates £10. Stiles at Logierait. PDAA leases other side of Logierait, so both sides can be fished every day.(£50)

1962 Dundee Road, right of way?

1963 Tattie Pier, who owns the fishing, farmer or TSDFB or?

1963  2nd May - Redgorton Fishing, - rent - £50.

1963 2nd May - Logierait, paid a further sum.

1963 June 6th - PDAA now members ofSalmon & Trout Association.

1963 - Balbeggie Resevoir - (1961 put in 2000 fingerling brown trout, now resevoir netted and mature brown trout transferred to River Tay, at Waukmill.(was it worth it ?).

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River Earn - Freeland (Mr.J.Ness).

Rule 4 - check out.

1963 November - Diesel pollution from Friarton railway sheds.

Hilton R.Earn - rent too low Mr.Johnson.

Tanks at Rossylin House ?

January 1964 - Kirkton of Mailer - new lease 10 year - £40.  Hilton £30.

1964 March 5th - Netted Balbeggie resevoir - trap in burn at Balbeggie.

Logierait - final payment - £250.

1964 April 16th - Jimmy Steele Trophy donated.

1964 - 3 month old fry, offered at £24 per 5000.

1964  - Sites for hatchery - (Craigie Mill & Cleeve).

1964 Nov - Secretary receives title deeds for Logierait, Nat.Comm Bank,York Place,Perth.

River Earn - Freelands - Forgandenny Bridge £20 per year.

1965 Jan 28th - Redgorton rent up to £75.

1965 March 4th - Pond at Grange of Elcho.

1965 June 3rd - decided to stop using Rosslyn House tanks.

1965 June 3rd - Hunter Report brown trout.

1965 October 21st - Secretary honorarium raised to £60.

1965 November 1965 - PDAA applied to lease right bank (Balnaguard).

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1965 4th Nov - Dr.Hay first mentioned. (Dr Hay was president PDAA and is grandfather to Upper Redgorton gillie Mike Hay).

1965 November - Increase in rents - River Earn,Hilton £30 to £40,Kirton of Mailer £40 to £50.

1965 December 9th - Lease of Grange of Elcho water (TDSFB),Bells Point to Perth Town Water,below Tattie Pier.

1965 28th January - River Earn season changed to 1st February to 31st October.

1966 28th January - Hunter's Report,brown trout fishing controlled.

1966 March 23rd - Rod caught salmon and sea trout can only be sold by  licensed game dealers.

1966 July 16th - Ochertyre Loch, Loch of the Lowes.

1966 8th September - ruling - A member who has 5 years membership and becomes a pensioner is to be made a life member.

1966 October 13th - Logierait left bank car park leased from Miss Honeman (Wester).

1966 December 22nd - Tattie Pier (River Tay), leased from TDSFB,10 permits per day (free).

1967 January 12th - Other loch's mentioned - Dunsinanr, Bandirran, Old dam at St.Martin's and a loch on the hill of Glenricht estate.

1967 February 23rd - Lochlane fishing on River Earn.

1967 March 2nd - Loch at Balthayock.

1967 March 2nd - P.D.Malloch suggestion, rent better water and have 2 classes of permits.

1967 July 13th - River Almond, P.McNaughton,Cairnies Farm. A.P.Wright, Wester Campsie Farm.

1967 July 13th - Loch Rae, adjacent to Loch Maree, 10 year lease at £25 per year.

1967 July 13th - Net for Balbeggie Resevoir, stored in Ice Rink. Various other tools stored in Art Gallery.

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1968 Feb. Ballathie brown trout fishing, rent £50 per year.

1968 November AGM, suggested a two tier system for salmon and trout members.

1969 Jan 6th. membership subs increased to £3.

1969 May 27th. Purchased a tree pruning saw.

1969  Dec 23rd . Glendelvine trout fishing.

1969 Dec 23rd. sale of River Earn permits.

1969 Dec 23rd. Consider charging for Rome Croy permits.

1969 Feb 19th. River Earn permits. £2 per week- 31st July - end of season - £4 per week.

Methven Loch ?

Membership - 474.

Bank clearing committee.

1970 Oct 27th - Permit numbers for season - Rome Croy 508, Waukmill 248, Kercock 144,Grange of Elcho 29.

1970  Oct 27th  - Blackwater Resevoir.

1970 Dec 17th - Ballathie - new owner - Earl of Perth.

1971 June 9th - Perth Town Water, Friarton Hole, Moncrieffe Island fly only.

1971 June 9th - Loch Horn.

1971 July 14th - Rates at Logierait increased from £20 to £75.

1971 Nov 23rd - Hilton & Kirkton R.Earn, no Sunday fishing for grayling.

1971 Nov 23rd - Kercock trout fishing, £50 per season for access.

1971 Nov 23rd - Honorarium, Sec £69, Treasurer £40.

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1972 Jan 18th - PKC agree to OAP's fishing Perth Town Water free.

1972 March 28th - PDAA fishing classes in Perth High School. (37 attended).

1972 March 28th - Waukmill summer lease £175. 1st May to 29th July.

1972 May 22nd - Hilton weeds - flamethrower discussed hiring (no use).

1972 September 14th - Balbeggie Resevoir, no longer in use.

1972 Nov 14th - PKC asked PDAA about not permitting boat fishing.

1972 Dec 20th - Hilton weeds cleared by Boy Scouts.

1972 Dec 20th - Tools - storing enquiry Parks Super.

1973 Feb 15th - PKC education authority provided 6 rods and reels.

1973 march 29th - First mention of insurance cover for accidents.

1973 March 29th - First mention other party - rent increase.

1973 March 29th - All tools collected from Parks Super.

1973 March 29th - Glamis hatchery.

1973 September 27th - Insurance £25 per year.

1973 November 6th - River Earn - Mr.Drummond, Broomhill Farm,Forteviot.

1974 April 2nd - Loch Freuchie leased.

1974 May 9th - Casting competition.

1974 May 9th - Dr.Hay first mentioned.

1974 November 21st - Membership 500 & 70 on waiting list.

1974 November 21st - Dr.Hay president.

1974 December 12th - Wrote to Fife Water Board complaining of River Earn abstraction.

1974 December 12th - Sports Council - Member on council.

1975 June 12th - Joined Sports Council.1975 September 23rd - Insurance, 2 people power saw.

1975 November 20th  - loss of Kirkton of Mailer (R.Earn).

1975 November AGM.PDAA AGM 1975 CATCH RTURNS

During a recent search of the of the old PDAA minute  books, I found this list of returns :- Makes interesting reading !

Beat               Salmon            Grilse              Sea Trout

Logierait         10 – 114 lbs      1 – 7lbs       14 – 19lbs

Rome Croy     180 - 1982 lbs,  14 -111 lbs,  100 -125 lbs                                                                                              & Muirton

Grange             15 - 243 lbs,     2 – 15 lbs,      27 – 45 lbs                                                                                                                                                                of Elcho

Waukmill         118 – 1394 lbs, 40 – 255 lbs,  85 – 187 lbs

Tay Total         323 – 3733 lbs, 57 – 388 lbs, 226 – 378 lbs

 

River Earn        57 – 586 lbs,   18 – 108 lbs,  221 – 328 lbs   .

1975 December 16th - Logierait opposite bank leased.

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1975 Dec 16th - River Earn Hilton permits  and River Earn Oudenarde permits for sale.

1975 Dec 16th - Weston part of River Tay.

1975 Dec 16th - Upper Newtyle, 2 weeks in June (charge to members £1/rod/day !!).

1976 January 25th - Ways and means committee - 200 club -monthly prizes.)

1976 January 25th - Methven Loch.

1976 January 25th - Colin Laing late membership, refused membership.

1976 August 29th - Honorarium, Sec £120, Treasurer £100.

1976 August 29th - Rome Croy, Muirtons - half day permits tried.

1977 November 22nd - PDAA resigns ACA over River Earn abstraction.

1978 March 30th - Loch Horn, insurance policy amended to include lochs, and water craft exclusions.

1979 March 1st - Loch Horn, no one allowed both Saturday and Sunday.

1979 October 3rd - Auschaffenburg Trophy - junior members biggest fish,(PDAA gave German anglers fishing when visiting. Note Perth and Auschaffenburg are twinned towns.

1979 October 3rd - Complaints to PKC regards overgrown banks North Inch and Harbour.

1979 October 3rd - Loch Horn weeds - D.Band weighted ropes black polythene placed on bottom, would discourage growth.

1980 January 30th - Sketwan fishing on River Tay. (£500 for 4 rods).

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1980 Jan 31st - Stormont Angling Club formation.

1980 Feb 2nd - Loch Horn buying a boat from Tayport.

1980 Aug 5th - Poaching at Loch Horn..Sub committee formed to run LH.

1980 Dec 15th - Anglers forum formed, A.Oglesby,R.Rhiginni,T.Mackle & A.McWhinnie.

1980 Dec 15th - Loch Horn £35 per year, also R.Earn., Mr. Johnston - £400 (agreed).

1981 May 5th - Application to gannochy Trust & Sports Council for grants, Gannochy NO.

1981 Sept 29th - PKC issue rule regards Town Water Moncrieffe Island floating line only.

1981 Sept 29th - luncarty Pool for sale, £150,000, no action.

1981 Nov 10th - Loch Horn, provide safet life jacket, no action.

1981 Nov 10th - Apply for grant Tayside Field Sports Council for stocking L.Horn, to replace grill.

1981 Nov 10th - Sketawan lease not renewed.

1981 Nov 7th - Lower Scone Summer lease May 10th to July 10th - £1250.

                         FreelandsR.Earn - £50 per rod (10 rods).

1982 Nov 24th - K.Bell retires as Secretary offered life membership but declined.

1982                   Mr.M.Smith, Dalguise lease 10 x permits £300.

1982 Jan 12th - Stormont AC, 6 x permits = £1320.

                          Craighall castle lease , R.Ericht.

1982 Feb 1st - Membership 376.

                        Advertising in magazine (income tax ??).

1982 July 9th - Membership 448.

                         3 x day permits Catholes £96.

                          R.Earn improvement Association requests £0.20 per membaer, refused.

1982 August 10th - 5 x leases for Trout Protection Order signed:-Mr.Smith Luncarty,Mr.MacMillan           . Balnadarroch, Mr.Dunnet Redgorton.

1982 Aug 10th - Loch Horn boat vandalised. Sub committee's to be formed for following :- Social,      education,funds, new fishing.

1982 Nov 18th - Dissolution of Tayside Angling Association.

1982 Nov 18th - Rome Croy £ Muirtons - 3 permits each side.

1982 Nov 18th - Subs ; Full £15 (joining fee £12)  OAP £3 (joining fee £12).

1983 Nov 24th - Membership boards put up in tackle shops. Membership subs - Full £16, OAP's £4.

1984 Jan -    Social evening successful  -  100 members attended.

1984 Jan - Sleepless Inch (10 permits secured), Dunkeld House Hotel  6 rods right bank  (12st June- mid August £500), Redgorton (Lower Beat) summer lease £1000), offered £500,  Catholes/Burnmouth 6 permits.

1984 Feb 2nd - 330 Full Members rejoined, 67 not rejoined.

1984 Feb 2nd - Upper Redgorton, Mr.F.Dunnet gave one rod evening.

1984 Feb 2nd - Protection Order started.

1984 May 17th - Membership  469.  Discussed Salmon tagging.  Value of Scottish rod fishing worth £36 million.

1984 Nov 1st - Boat & trailer Loch Horn (insurance for boat).

1984 Nov 22nd - AGM - Catch Returns River Tay -  Salmon 82, Grilse - 33, Sea trout - 75                                                                                           River Earn-      "       12,     "        6,     "      "   - 0

1985 Jan 24th - PDAA invited to bid £1000 for Kercock/Delvine to 13th July.

1985 April 2nd - Bank clearance Loch Horn, around outlet. Notice boards at Logierait. Individual maps on permits,Game Fair (target golf), Ist heard - Guest membership outside area. Upper Redgorton - includes from ferry upstream to Luncarty Lade.

1985 June 27th - Dunkeld House Hotel sold to Rio Stakis.

1985 Aug 21st - D.Cathcart signs for Logierait.   Salar Timeshare.  Permits 4 x Muirton, 3 x Rome Croy.

1985 Oct 22nd - Assoc.Guest Members - no vote - not allowed to attend AGM unless by committee invite

1986 Jan 7th - Benchill Spring lease 6 rod/day, Mike Smith Dalguise.

1986 Jan 1st - Protection Order - Lower Redgorton Rt Bank 10 rods, Cargill to Catholes left bank 20 rods,Lower Kercock both banks 10 rods, Delvine both banks 10 rods, Delvine Trust left bank 4 rods,Newtyle both banks ,? rods, Dalguise both banks 10 rods, Kinnaird both banks ? rods, Logierait left bank ? rods.

1986 Jan 16th - PDAA fell out with Salar regards time share & Summer permits Lower Redgorton (article by Mr.Coombs in T&S).

1986 Oct 23rd - Stormont AC permits reduced to 2 x Rome Croy , 2 x Muirtons.

1986 Nov 27th - AGM- Time share Upp.Scone & Lower R.G.  -  No.

1987 Jan 28th - Loch Horn - Safety certificate by region reckons req. a safety self cleaning gril, but later recommended this grill not required.    P.D.Malloch purchased 2 time share weeks on Upper Scone (same weeks lost by PDAA).    Date stamp Upp. R.G. evening permit.

1987 Oct 20th - Earn Improvement bought out nets on river Earn.

1987 May 19th - Protection Order - 20 wardens cards.