Cramond and The Almond. Officials of Cramond Angling Club urge members to attend their annual meeting. Picture by Nigel Duncan Media

Karen Jack of Loganlea Trout Fishery is now offering any legal method, keep-what-you-catch, permits for £25. They run from 9am to 5pm.

Bill Taylor, the owner of Tweeddale near Gifford, reports that catches are good with many fish landed in the 4lbs range.

Floating and slow sinking lines with bloodworm and snake patterns have been the most productive.

Bill advises anglers to telephone 01620 810009 for bookings over the winter months before making the journey as the weather can sometimes force the fishery to remain closed.

Week two of the Tweeddale winter league is on November 10 and this is popular competition runs every second Saturday. There are cash prizes.

Harlaw and Thriepmuir Reservoirs are now closed but Iona Allan at Allendale Tarn said that one angler landed a 7lbs brown trout in a bag of 16 using a white mitt.

Damsel and bloodworm patterns have worked well lately on floating lines.
On to the rivers now, and West Lothian Angling Association host their next fly tying social on Monday, November 5 (7.30pm) at Mid Calder Community Centre opposite the Black Bull.

Secretary Scot Muir said that the fly tying sessions have been running for two years and are going from strength to strength.

The club supplies the materials, vices and expertise and non-members are welcome.

The club’s annual meeting is on Monday, November 26 (8pm) in Mid Calder Community Centre.

And, finally, Cramond Angling Club have confirmed that their annual meeting is at Cramond Boat Club on Wednesday, November 21 (7.30pm) when a number of important items are up for discussion.