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Fishing – Taylor argues for review of Outdoor Access Code

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Fishery boss Bill Taylor (pictured) has launched a social media campaign which is fast gaining momentum as anglers face camping, fires, parking problems and issues with swimmers and paddle boarders at Scottish reservoirs.The initiative...

Fishing – Raith Lake to close in September

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Raith Lake bosses have decided to close the fishery by the end of September and they have sent a notice to all customers and friends on social media.A statement said: "Today (19.8. 2021), WITHOUT...

Fishing – Connet and Kettles aiming high at Rutland

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Jock Kettles and Mike Connet have their sights set on Sunday, September 19 when they contest the Grand Final of the Scierra pairs, one of Britain's top fly fishing events, at Rutland Water.Kettles, Scotland's...

Fishing – Allandale closed as temperatures soar

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Allandale Tarn (pictured) hope to re-open again on Monday, July 26, if the water temperature at the popular fishery goes down.Owner Iona Allan decided to shut the fishery next to the zoo at West...

Fishing – Cobbinshaw host open day to attract new members

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The 240-acre reservoir at Cobbinshaw is a site of special scientific interest, but it is also one of Scotland's top fisheries.Anglers from Central Scotland and beyond are fully aware of the quality of the...

Fishing – evening sessions by popular demand at Glencorse

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Glencorse anglers have been urging owner Bill Taylor to start evening sessions and he has agreed. They are due to start from Tuesday, July 6 and are scheduled to run until mid-September.Taylor said: "I...

Fishing – disabled boat operational at Cobbinshaw

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Cobbinshaw Angling Association have a special fishing boat for the disabled now on site and you can see it during the club's Open Day on Sunday, July 4 from 10am.The boat is fitted with...

Fishing – local reservoirs producing quality trout

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Loganlea owner Karen Jack sat on an upturned boat looking down her fishery and chatting to three happy anglers. They had just spent a day high in the Pentlands above Flotterstone searching for quality trout and...

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 – 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...

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