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The Forth And Teith
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The River Teith is born in Callander Meadows at the confluence of Eas Gobhain , the outflow from Loch Vennachar, and the River Leny , itself a fine Spring river , originating from Loch Luibnaig. The Teith is a true highland river and considered to be the finest example of salmon and sea trout fly fishing rivers in Central Scotland. Its shallow and varied pools and fast running streams make it a dream to fish. It has often been likened to a miniature Dee and for its relative size,comfortably competes in a sporting sense with its bigger Aberdeenshire cousin at the height of the season.

The Teith joins the River Forth 2 miles north of Stirling , approximately 11/2 miles above the upper tidal limits at the Cruive Dykes .The Forth is typified by slower, deeper but no less productive pools. The River Forth is a lowland river which rises on the slopes of Ben Lomond to the west and after a precipitous journey to Aberfoyle ,passing through Loch Ard on the way, it becomes much slower, meandering lazily east to the sea, through the very productive Stirling Council Beat. The two rivers and their tributaries combined drain a total of 1025km2.

The River Teith has been designated an S.A.C. (Special Area Of Conservation)

The F.T.M.G. is a submanagement group with reponsibilities delegated from the Forth District Salmon Fishing Board and the River Forth Fisheries Trust.
To view the work of the Board see F.D.S.E.B.
To view the work of the Trust see R.F.F.T.
To view Grimbles observations on our river system In 1905 see Grimble.
Aims
  • To conserve, preserve and protect the natural environment of the Rivers Forth and Teith. by carrying out habitat enhancement where overgrazing has occurred. Clearing debris from the feeder streams. Removal and control of alien species. Interaction with local schools in promoting the Rivers and their wild life.
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  • To encourage all anglers compliance with the Forth Conservation Code. To encourage the use of Circle and Sheldon hooks at times when the use of worm is allowed which prevent deep hooking and fatal damage to fish. To educate and promote the correct handling of fish during the unhooking and returning process. To view release guidelines see Tips On Handling Fish To Be Returned.
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  • To preserve, protect and restore stocks of native and migratory fish by   Carrying out electrofishing surveys, using the information obtained to build a register of population distribution and densities of salmonoids , thus creating a database of sound scientific criteria on which to base improvement and enhancement action plans. To view survey results see 2011 Electrofishing Report Summary.
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  • To promote a natural self sustaining salmonid population by re-establishment of historical spawning streams by way of ongoing habitat improvements. Additionally, carrying out surveys to ascertain causes in Salmonid decline in water courses. Seek advice on corrective actions on low density population streams. Carry out remedial work if feasible.
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