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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...

Fishing – Ron beats the wind to bag nine

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High winds made life difficult for anglers recently, including Rosslynlee Trout Fishery near Rosewell, but mid-week saw an improvement in conditions and a number of good specimens were hooked.The wind has also hit Morton...

Fishing – Harlaw water level forces price cut

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Bosses at Harlaw and Threipmuir reservoirs have cut the price of permits until the end of the season.The move by Malleny Angling Association comes after a drastic fall in the water level.Alan Holbrook, the...

Fishing – clean up volunteers wanted

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The first clean up in The Almond near Mid Calder organised by the Forth Rivers Trust removed hundreds of items in 90 minutes.They included food and drink containers, plastic bags, panty liners, and wet...

Fishing – TV star Young is main attraction

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Paul Young, who has appeared in leading TV shows including Still Game (Paul plays Hugh ‘Shug’ McLauchlin), Take the High Road, Taggart and The Tales of Para Handy, is the headline attraction at the...

Fishing – Culbert on call at Loganlea

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Steve Culbert will be at Loganlea Trout Fishery in the Pentland Hills near Flotterstone on Sunday (September 2) to help anglers sort out any casting problems.The Peebles-based expert will be there from 10am to...

Fishing – Tam celebrates personal best

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Well-known local instructor Steve Culbert has confirmed he will be at Loganlea Trout Fishery on three dates before the end of October to help anglers sort out any casting problems.The dates are Sunday, September...

Fishing – heatwave making it tough

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It’s been tough going out there for local fishermen because of the recent heatwave. Both reservoirs and rivers have suffered.Peter Reith of the Peebleshire Trout Fishing Association said that the water is very low...

Fishing – new coverts are hooked on Harlaw

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The Hooked on Harlaw initiative proved to be a great success with a number of possible new converts to the sport.The event showcased equipment, casting and fly tying demonstrations and a free trout BBQ.It...

Fishing – clean-up volunteers wanted

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Musselburgh and District Angling Association (MDAA) are hosting a two-day riverbank clean-up.It's on the morning of Sunday, June 24 and again on Monday, June 25, this time in the evening.Officials appreciate people have other...

Fishing – late availability for Scierra Pairs

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The Scierra Pairs carries the highest prize fund in British competition fly-fishing and it arrives at Morton Fishings on Sunday, June 3.There are prizes at every heat in addition to the final and the...
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Fishing – Markle a big draw even before Royal Wedding

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Markle Fishery is busy. It has been on national television lately because of the recent Royal Wedding.Three TV crews arrived requesting interviews and filmed the fishery which boasts three spring-fed lochs.Two are stocked with...

Fishing – name change for local rivers guardian

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The River Forth Fisheries Trust is changing is name to The Forth Rivers Trust.The move follows talks with project partners, stakeholders and the public to find out if people understood what the Trust does....

Fishing – eight shopping trolleys hooked in clean-up

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West Lothian Angling Club secretary Scot Muir reports that the fishing is just about to get going on their nine-mile stretch of the River Almond from Kirkton to Newbridge.However, Scot said trout are not...

Fishing – smiles better at Morton Fishings

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Kelso anglers enjoyed their recent outing to Morton Fishings.It’s their first trip to the water near Mid Calder for two years and they were blessed with great weather and superb sport.Bags were full and...

Fishing – Trust confirm fish pass opening

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The River Forth Fisheries Trust plan to open the Fair a Far Weir fish pass on Saturday, 21 April (11.30am).It was cancelled in early March because of the bad weather and guest speakers will...

Letter from Scotland

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Forestry and fishing, two of Scotland’s iconic industries, both made the news this week.  All remaining controls over forestry were formally devolved to Scotland but we appear to have lost control over fishing. Let’s start...

Fishing – curtain up on season at two fisheries

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Two popular local trout fisheries open their doors officially this weekend.Karen Jack at Loganlea high up in the Pentland Hills is delighted that the weather has relented sufficiently and John Mackay at Morton Fishings...

Fishing – the latest on where to source permits

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Trout fishing for most local rivers officially opens on Thursday, March 15 and anglers can’t wait to get out there.Permits for the Almond and Tweed, among others, are available at various outlets including Fishers...

Conservation key to the future

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Many Lothians anglers fish the Clyde and conservation and the encouragement of young anglers were the two key messages stressed at the official salmon opening ceremony hosted by the United Clyde Angling Protective Association...

Fishing – international bosses seek fresh talent

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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...

Rosslynlee – new owners bring changes

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Background: This was not an ideal day for fishing. The temperature gauge on the car registered 1C and I twice skidded on black ice en route, a bad start.On arrival, the sleety snow kicked...

Fishing – grayling provide wonderful sport

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Many fishermen have hung up their rods after the end of the trout season.But Edinburgh-based guide Lee Currie urges you to seek out grayling which, he says, can provide wonderful winter sport.Lee said: "There...

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