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Fishing – Rosebery comes out of cold storage to open for angling

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Rosebery Reservoir was frozen for the first time in ten years four weeks ago but the popular fishery opens to anglers for the season on Thursday (April 8).The water level, which caused a delay...

Fishing – Clubbiedean enjoys good start to the season

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Clubbiedean Trout Fishery in the Pentland Hills above Colinton has re-opened with a bang and some sizeable fish have been landed in the first few days.Double-figure trout have been netted by anglers using patterns...

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...

Almond anglers prepare for salmon season

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Salmon and sea trout fishing re-opens on the River Almond on February 1 and West Lothian Angling Association (WLAA) and Cramond Angling Club (CAC) are hoping to cash in on the national surge in...

Fishing – popular Rosslynlee re-opens after big freeze

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It's been a long time coming but it is the news that stilllwater anglers in Midlothian were waiting to hear. They can now cast a line.Rosslynlee trout fishery near Penicuik (pictured) posted on Monday...

Fishing – Scottish Open dates confirmed

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Entries are now invited for the the Scottish Open Fly Fishing Championship and all heats and the final will be fished at the Lake of Menteith near Stirling.There will be three heats featuring 20...

Fishing and flying, a heady mix for Jamieson

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Drew Jamieson trained as a geographer and enjoyed a 20-year flying career as a pilot then an instructor in the Royal Air Force. He has also been a lifetime fishing fan as well as...

Fishing – Clubbiedean remains a trout fishing outlet for Capital angers

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Fly fishermen who live in Edinburgh and wish to cast a line under the current Government travel restrictions can still do so at Clubbiedean Reservoir high up in The Pentlands.Owner Steven Johnston remains open...

Fishing – patience is the name of the game thanks to COVID-19

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It is possibly not the best time to be reading Drew Jamieson's book, A Scottish Angler's Companions. Why? because it sparks my interest in travelling to fish.Sadly, due to the pandemic, I am confined...

Fishing – Loganlea closed for season after family bereavement

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Bosses at Loganlea Trout Fishery have decided to end the current season now due to a shock family bereavement.Karen and Iain Jack posted a short notice on the fishery Facebook portal which read: "Due...

Fishing – new booking rule at Glencorse Reservoir for next season

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Glencorse Reservoir boss Bill Taylor has been forced to bring in a new rule for next season which will open on March 25 and run until October 10.Day sessions will be Tuesday to Sunday...

Fishing – Ronnie bags a beauty at welcoming Kailzie Trout fishery

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The Moorfoot Hills looked majestic in the September sunshine, the green and brown tints on the slopes highlighted by the cloudless blue sky.The light also brought the fir trees clinging to the lower slopes...

Fishing – encouraging interest in re-opened and well-stocked Rosebery Reservoir

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Rosebery Reservoir is described as a rural idyll which offers excellent fishing. Work has been underway recently which meant closure and there has been a significant lowering of the water to feed the South...

Fishing – new stocking livens up resident fish at Harlaw

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A fresh head of fish has been introduced which has livened up the resident fish at Harlaw in The Pentland Hills, writes Robert Ross and the new fish settled in quickly and were soon...

Fishing – over 20 fish in one morning session at Harlaw

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One angler had a real red-letter day at Harlaw. He caught and released 21 fish in a morning session and his big haul came a few days after re-stocking, writes Robert Ross (pictured left),...

Fishing – Lothians duo march into British final

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Lothians anglers Mike Connet (left) and Jock Kettles breezed into the final of one of Britain's leading fly fishing competitions by winning a heat at Glencorse Reservoir.Connet from Edinburgh and Bonnyrigg-based Kettles, Scotland's international captain, only...

Anglers urge MSP to help them ‘save The Pentlands’

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Frustrated anglers have sent a plea to their MSP in a bid to protect the Pentlands which last weekend saw up to 50 tents pitched, fires lit for BBQ's and parking problems caused by...

Fishing – fresh stocking boosts catch prospects at busy Harlaw Reservoir

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The fishing at Harlaw in the past week has been patchy with exceptionally good days then other days when the angler had to work at contacting fish, writes Robert Ross.He said: "Although one of...

Fishing – good catches at Harlaw but concern over social conduct

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The fishing at Harlaw and Threipmuir in the past week started well then, as the warm weather and bright sun conditions arrived, fishing became more challenging, writes Robert Ross, a director of Malleny Angling...

Book review – salmon, surviving in a changing world

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Many in Scotland are aware of the importance of salmon to the economy north of the Border, but it is only when you read a book like Drew Jamieson's Scotland's Wild Salmon, that you...

Fishing – stores re-open with safeguards due to COVID-19

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Two of the busiest fishing shops in the Lothians have re-opened. Fishers of Penicuik are back in business from 11.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Saturday.Bosses say they are working hard to re-stock and have...

Fishing – Clubbiedean fishery targeted and gear stolen

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Clubbiedean owner Steven Johnston has suffered a break-in during which some of his season ticket holders equipment was taken.The raid took place Monday night at the remote fishery (pictured) in the Pentland Hills above...

Fishing – local anglers celebrate lockdown easing with big catches

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Loganlea (pictured) boss Karen Jack reported that her fishery in The Pentland Hills above Flotterstone recovered well at the weekend after being battered by the worst easterly wind she had ever seen.Jock Lithgow braved...

Fishing – Harlaw bosses and police in 24-hour anti-poaching patrols

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Bosses of busy Harlaw Reservoir in The Pentland Hills have stepped-up security patrols after a spate of poaching both during the early morning and after dark.Now, the water is patrolled on a 24-hour basis,...

Fishing – ‘electric’ Glencorse off to flying start

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Anglers have been full of praise for Glencorse Reservoir (pictured) which re-opened last weekend.One said the 100-acre water above Flotterstone was "electric", another added that it was "rammed with fish" and yet another said:...

Graham’s commemorative garden an ideal resting place

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The Water of Leith is busy currently with cyclists who may have recently have whizzed past the neat and tidy garden (pictured above) at the Balerno end of the popular walkway without stopping. Those new...

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 – my joust with a bonefish in Cuba leaves a lasting memory

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Keen angler and former Edinburgh publican Ian Whyte (pictured) describes a memorable moment from a recent fishing trip to Cuba targeting bonefish. Riadel, my guide, and I have been walking on the flats for an...

‘Illegal’ fishing prompts fresh police appeal

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Police have appealed for information after reports of people fishing illegally in the Scottish Borders and East Lothian areas. Poachers, they say, are using rod and line to “steal” salmon and sea trout without a...

Fishing – Home International postponed for 12 months

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The women's fly fishing Home International at Lake of Menteith on May 28 has been put back a year because of the world-wide pandemic. Lothians-based Liz McLellan had been looking forward to skippering Scotland for...

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