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Fishing – boss urges anglers to have their say on the future

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Angling Scotland has reached a key decision point according to board member Gus Brindle. In its current format as an umbrella structure with no independent income stream, he claims it is simply not financially...

Fishing – Angling Scotland post new lockdown rules

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Anglers have been told they can continue to fish under the new Scottish Government COVID-19 regulations, but no competitions are allowed. An interim statement on the Angling Scotland website said there were strict conditions.Anglers...

Fishing – how to catch flounder with a coarse fishing feeder rod

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Gus Brindle (pictured) is currently deprived of his usual fix of a coarse fishing outings because of COVID-19, but he found a way have a cast.The Fife-based chairman of the Scottish Federation for Coarse...

Fishing – Colin, the giant carp, hooked again at Eliburn

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Colin, the giant carp, has been hooked again at popular Eliburn Fishery where officials plan major changes to encourage more local anglers.The new committee are using the quieter winter months to smarten up swims...

Fishing – drop shotting for perch is catching on

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Mike Wilson has enjoyed watching his young son learning the art of drop shotting, working through various actions and retrieves on the Union Canal.It's an angling tactic which has been rapidly growing in popularity...

Fishing – Colin encouraging more anglers to the Union Canal

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Colin Smith has landed over 100 roach, perch and pike from the Union Canal this year and is actively encouraging more anglers to join him.He recently-created a private Facebook page which is steadily growing...

Fishing – winter season set to start at Eliburn and non-members welcome

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Winter memberships for coarse fishing at Eliburn Reservoir at Livingston, which recently produced a carp of 17lb, run from October 26 to March 28 however there is a large waiting list already.Jason Biggin, club...

Fishing – experts say it is good for mental health. Not recently it wasn’t

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Fishing, they say, is about being in the open air and pitting your wits against a creature you can't see. Medical people say it is also good for your mental health. It is not...

Fishing – Bass Rock extend welcome and Parella lands top prize

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The Bass Rock Shore Angling League are back in business on Wednesday, September 23, when they host the second in their Winter Series, this time at North Berwick.The harbour area is the location and...

Fishing – popular Magiscroft hooks anglers from the Lothians

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Magiscroft boasts the title of Scotland's "premier coarse fishery" and many from the Lothians travel to the water near Cumbernauld to try to land a number of the 14 different species in the water.Former...

Fishing – Darrin romps home in latest Summer League match

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Darrin Ferguson (pictured) strolled to victory in the latest Summer League match hosted by Edinburgh and Lothians Coarse Angling Club.He landed a staggering total of 51lbs 4oz of fish at Orchill near Auchterarder during...

Fishing – Lothians trio in Scottish Canal Championship field

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Three members of Edinburgh and Lothians Coarse Angling Club are among the contenders for the Scottish Canal Championship.Darrin Ferguson, Heather Lauriston, a leading figure in the national Get Hooked on Fishing organisation which helps...

Fishing – advice from top local anglers on how to start

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There has been a surge in interest in fishing in recently and Geoffrey Lowe, chairman of Edinburgh and Lothians Coarse Angling Club, and Craig Ogilvie, chairman of the Bass Rock Shore Angling League, provide...

Fishing – Capital coarse angling bosses looking to grow membership

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Edinburgh and Lothians Coarse Angling Club attracts members from as far afield as Aberdeenshire, Glasgow, Fife, Lanarkshire plus East and West Lothian. The membership list includes two women, Heather Lauriston and Roz Cassidy, and the...

Fishing – captain Joanne angling for carp enthusiasts

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Joanne Barlow has been confirmed as the first member of the Scottish Ladies Carp Fishing team and the Brighton-based angler qualifies because of Scottish parents.Team bosses, however, want other women to join Joanne who...

Fishing – carp are a huge attraction for British anglers

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Carp are reported to be one of the most popular targets for freshwater fishermen in the UK and tackle sales are reported to be one of the biggest growth areas in the fishing tackle...

Fishing – Ferguson defied the elements to land winning bag

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Darrin Ferguson won the latest Saturday League match organised by Edinburgh and Lothians Coarse Angling Club. The draw proved a huge advantage and Darrin fished his long pole throughout a windy day with gusts of...

Fishing – Heather claims 100 fish and fails to win

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Heather Lauriston netted over 100 fish but failed to win the last round of the Edinburgh and Lothians Coarse Angling Club’s Summer Series. Peter McCrossan gained second place with a haul of 12lb 2oz which...

Fishing – clock ticking towards Scottish Canal Championship

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Derek Brady, organiser of the two-match Scottish Canal Championships, hopes to attract more anglers from the East of Scotland to the event on Saturday, August 24 and Saturday, September 7. Last year’s first event only...

Fishing – ladies invited to coarse fishing coaching day

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Heather Lauriston reports that the Scottish Federation of Coarse Angling have a ladies coaching and development day on Saturday, August 3 (9am) at Orchill Fishery near Dunblane. Heather said: “Come along with your fishing kit...

Help the next generation – join The Scottish Federation of Coarse Angling

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GUS Brindle says there are huge political and economic issues surrounding the future of fishing as a sport and that is why the chairman of The Scottish Federation of Coarse Angling (SFCA) is stepping-up...

World Fishing Day is this month

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Fishing TV is set to hold the first World Fishing Day on Saturday, 23 June in a bid to unite the angling community.It also aims to bring new people into the sport, celebrate the...

Fishing – Scotland going for World glory

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Scotland's six-man coarse fishing team travels to Belgium this weekend for the World Championships.The squad faces several days of practice from Monday ahead of the official match days next weekend.It is made up of...

Fishing – top names scheduled for open weekend

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Celebrities from the angling world will be in the Capital this weekend for a special open weekend hosted by Edinburgh Angling Centre at Granton.Special offers are promised along with demonstrations of casting, rig and...

Fishing – megastore reveal Edinburgh open weekend dates

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Edinburgh Angling Centre have confirmed the dates for the first open weekend at their Granton store.They promise tackle demonstrations, fishing tuition, new product launches, competitions, deals and special offers.Their open weekend in Glasgow earlier...

Fishing – Club stalwart Bryan wins final Winter League match

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Bryan Hewitt won the final match in the Winter League Series hosted by Edinburgh and Lothians Coarse Angling Club.The club stalwart triumphed at Magiscroft Fishery near Cumbernauld with 15lb 5oz, writes Geoffrey Lowe.In effect,...

Fishing – Glasgow open weekend – coming to Edinburgh soon

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 Thousands of fishermen from all over Scotland attended the open weekend at the Glasgow Angling Centre at The Point Retail Park.The Edinburgh Reporter visited to see what was going on.https://youtu.be/L_yvkeSc4GEAnd bosses revealed that they are...

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