The United Clyde Angling Protective Association has looked after most of the River Clyde and its tributaries for near 150 years. In that time a river that was grossly polluted in its lower reaches and heavily poached in the upper reaches has been transform. The entire river has been described as one of the best wild trout rivers in Scotland. The lower reaches have seen the return of salmon after an absence of more that a hundred years.
The top end of the Clyde is surrounded by rolling hills while the sheltered lower valley has wooded banks which enhance the scenery.