Renfrewshire Council

Mouth of the River Leven

Join me in setting sail to preserve Renfrew's fishing rights

I can't wait to take part in the historic sail down the River Clyde which retains Renfrew's right to fish in the river.

It's a custom which dates back as far as 1781 when the town failed to carry out the practice and lost the right to fish on parts of the Clyde as a result.

Ever since, the nets have now been cast every three years to ensure the tradition is upheld.

On Friday 25 August, we will leave Braehead pier at 1:30pm and sail down the Clyde to the mouth of the River Leven where we will cast the nets before returning back to Renfrew at around 4pm.

Guests will enjoy a pleasant sail down the river as part a fantastic day for the local community.

Now I'm not too sure how many salmon we'll have the opportunity to catch....but this is a tradition that we must keep alive as a unique part of the town's history.

If you live in Renfrew then please get in touch as tickets are on a first come, first served basis and will be snapped up quickly.

Contact to book your place.

I hope to see you there!


My thanks go to Country Sports in Paisley for the kind provision of a fishing net.


Published 23 July 2017