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Fishing – Kay lands Tweeddale stunner

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John Jackson hosts an evening competition on Friday, May 21, at Tweeddale Millennium and it was fully-booked in 90 minutes. Entrants kill the first two fish and the angler with the most fish wins £100....

Fishing – stores re-open subject to Government guidelines

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Two of the most popular angling shops in the Lothians re-open this week. Fishers in Penicuik and Edinburgh Angling Centre (EAC).Fishers is back on Tuesday, April 27 while EAC are back on Monday, April...

Almond clean-up after recent storms

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Scottish Water have arranged a litter pick of sewer related debris and other items along a stretch of the River Almond which flows into the River Forth at Cramond.The work will take place, weather...

Anglers eye up £5000 Harelaw event

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Lothians anglers were in the field for the inaugural Harelaw Pairs and they are expected to be there for the second match which claims to have “the biggest prize in British fly fishing”.Ross Murdoch...

Fishing – Linlithgow Loch bosses pleased with early-season sport

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Linlithgow Loch (pictured) bosses have stocked over 1,200 fish since February 24 and the early-season returns have been encouraging.Up to midweek, 38 fish have been kept for 101lb 4oz and 89 returned. A floating...

Fishing around the Forth opens on Monday

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The current lockdown measures are likely to be in force for the start of the salmon fishing season in The Almond on 1 February.Fishing bosses say it is important anglers follow the restrictions to...

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 – Water of Leith fishery officers call for your catch returns

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Treasurer James Stewart reminded permit holders on the Water of Leith (pictured by Nigel Duncan) to submit their catch returns as soon as possible so Honorary Fishery Officers can find out information about fish...

Fishing – public responses wanted to challenges of COVID-19

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The deadline is fast approaching for responses to Marine Scotland's survey to understand the challenges faced by businesses, including recreational fisheries, as a result of COVID-19.The survey (https://www.anglingscotland.org.uk/urgent-covid-19-survey-of-the-impact-on-the-fisheries-business-sector/) closes on 12 October and asks...

Angling Scotland working hard on return to the sport

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Angling Scotland are currently updating guidance management on the return of the sport in line with the Scottish Government's phased approach.Gus Brindle, one of the board members, is involved and he is also producing...

Fishing – waters continue to re-open after lock down

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Clubbiedean Trout Fishery (pictured) high up in The Pentland Hills above Colinton have confirmed that they will re-open after lock down on Monday, June 1.Steve Johnston confirmed the move which adds to the facilities...

Angling bosses up pressure for phased return

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David Ogg, chairman of Angling Scotland (AS), which represents game, coarse and sea fishermen north of the Border, has put forward 'a progressive approach' to Jeane Freeman, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport to...

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...

Recipe feature – catch your fish and Silverwood will cook it

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Silverwood Baked Trout Recipe from the chef at Silverwood Lodges Bistro and Wedding Barn in the Carse of Gowrie.With the facility to fish the trout loch, which is currently on a “catch and...

Fishing – Fairbairn tops table in latest round of Bass Rock title chase

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Stuart Fairbairn landed the biggest fish in the eighth round of the Bass Rock Sea Angling League summer series. The Haddington-based angler hooked into a cod weighing in at 3lbs 5oz using crab and mussel...

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...

Fishing – charter firms are busy and report big bags in the Forth Estuary

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Sea fishing is at his prime in the Forth Estuary, according to local experts, and charters from several local ports report being busy as the holiday period continues. Mackerel are definitely in and fishermen on...

Fishing – free scheme to encourage more youngsters into the sport

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Fishery boss Fraser Thomson has launched a free scheme for the school summer holidays to encourage more young people into the sport.Thomson is offering youngsters aged between 12 and 18 free entry to his...

Fishing – Connet and Kettles claim Scierra Pairs final slot

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Mike Connet and Jock Kettles qualified for the final of the Scierra Pairs following victory in the latest heat of one of Britain’s leading fly fishing competitions. Gracemount-based Connet, a retired metering worker with Scottish...

Fishing – TV star Paul Young at Drumtassie on Sunday

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Still Game star Paul Young will be at Drumtassie Trout Fishery near Blackridge to meet anglers on Sunday from 9am.The Edinburgh-born actor, who also starred in the popular Hooked on Fishing series, will chat...

Fishing – improvements planned at Tweeddale

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John Jackson has plans to improve the fishing at Tweeddale Millennium Fishery in East Lothian.Jackson from Stoneyburn in West Lothian takes over the lease for the popular water near Gifford in March.He replaces long-time owner...

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...

Gone fishing on Christmas Day – Drumtassie is open

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Leeanne Aitchison is bringing some Festive cheer for fishermen who don’t have anywhere to go on Christmas Day.Popular Drumtassie Fishery in West Lothian will be open from 9am to 7pm for fly and...

Gone fishing at Silverwood

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SILVERWOOD LOCHAN ADDS EXTRA ATTRACTION TO STUNNING NEW PERTHSHIRE RESORTA new luxury lodge resort at Errol in Perthshire is offering an additional attraction for both lodge holiday makers and visitors – its own fully...

Fishing – Williams beats weather to land top prize

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Steve Williams travelled a long distance from Jarrow near Sunderland to win the Bass Rock sea angling challenge. He edged Dunbar angler Chris Empson with Andy Brown of Musselburgh third.Shaun Gardener from North Berwick...

Fishing – grayling permits now available

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Permits for grayling fishing on the popular Esk at Musselburgh are available and cost £15.The season runs from December 26 to March 14 with fishing permitted from Wednesday to Monday, Tuesday is a non-fishing...

Almond rock ramp project is major boost

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Works to help fish like salmon, sea trout, brown trout, lamprey and eel over a redundant structure in the River Almond at Howden in Livingston are under way.The project is part of RiverLife: Almond...

Fishing – Geoff hooks win double

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Geoff Lowe took the honours for the second time this month in the Magiscroft Fishery Open series at Cumbernauld.Last Sunday Geoff's catch of 28lb 5oz consisted of over 40 fish weighing from 4oz to...

Letter from Scotland

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One of the many disturbing aspects of the Brexit saga is how the tail always seems to end up wagging the dog.  Who ever thought a small rump of right-wing Tories would force David...

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