The glorious River Tweed where one of the rounds of the Scottish League will be held next season. Picture by Nigel Duncan Media

The Scottish National Fly Fishing League (SNFFL) would like to hear from all interested stillwater and river anglers, including previous SNFFL members, who would be keen to compete in top international competitions.

Membership of SNFFL will provide access to fly fishing skills workshops and masterclasses with the goal of preparing anglers for World, European, Masters and Five Nations events.

SNFFL leagues fish five events a year, two on stillwaters (1 bank, 1 boat) and three river venues. All events are catch and release.

The provisional 2018 programme is:
1. Bank stillwater (combined): Sunday, 8 April, Kingennie Trout Fishery (lunch included)

2. Boat stillwater (combined): Saturday, 5 May, Carron Valley Reservoir

3. River (Premier League): Sunday, 17 June, River Don
River (First Division): Sunday, 24 June, River Don

4. River (Premier League): Sunday, 12 August, River Tweed
River (First Division): Sunday, 19 August, River Tweed

5. River (Premier League): Sunday, 2 September, River Tummel
River (First Division): Sunday, 9 September, River Tummel

A spokesman said: “Entrants must be over the age of 18, be a competent fly fisher, must be in a position to supply a controller for each of the three river events, show commitment and willingness to attend team events and improve skills, have a positive and constructive attitude towards teamwork, and be a team player, with disregard for individual gratification.”

New entries for 2018 will be taken on a first come basis and enquiries received after 31 December cannot be guaranteed a place in any 2018 events.

More information is available from David Deane on biggarfish@gmail.com