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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...

Fishing – don’t go fishing anglers told, stay at home

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Scotland's game fishing bosses have told anglers: “Stay at home.” The advice from Scottish Anglers National Association (SANA) follows the statement from the Prime Minister. He indicated in his television address that a walk or...

Fishing – bumper catch for anglers at Glencorse

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Glencorse Reservoir in The Pentland Hills above Flotterstone has re-opened with sparkling sunshine and bumper catches. Ten anglers ventured out on opening day, catching 102 fish and averaging of 10lb 2oz a rod.Every fish was...

Fishing – Bowden Springs, near birthplace of Mary, Queen of Scots

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A chill, west breeze blew across Bowden Springs Trout Fishery creating a gentle ripple. Frankly, the conditions were not ideal for producing quality fly fishing, but we had made the effort so out came...

Fishing – end of an era at popular Stenhouse Tout Fishery

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It is the end of one era and the starting of another at a Fife fishery popular with anglers from the Lothians. Jock Callison has guided the Burntisland-based fishery for a decade and now his...

Fishing – Loganlea opens for the season

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Loganlea Trout Fishery (pictured) in The Pentlands Regional Park near Penicuik is set to open on Saturday, February 29, for the season. Meanwhile, Allandale Tarn at West Calder has re-opened but anglers are advised that...

Fishing – changes at Tarn for next season

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A new toilet block, which will be suitable for disabled anglers, is being installed at Allandale Tarn which will re-open in mid-February. Bosses are taking the opportunity to tidy-up the fishery which is next door...

Fishing – Cramond bosses cut permit prices for next season

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Cramond Angling Club (CAC) bosses report that fishing was good on The Almond last season. They have revealed that the cost of an annual permit on their nine-mile stretch of The Almond is going down.And...

Fishing – new bothy at Rosslynlee proving a hit with anglers

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Bosses at Popular Rosslynlee Fishery at Newbigging near Penicuik have opened a new bothy which has been well-received by anglers. John Dewar, the fishery manager, said there is a roaring, log-burning stove providing a pleasant...

Fishing – ladies day at Drumtassie

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Beginners and experienced anglers are invited to a ladies day at Drumtassie Trout Fishery near Blackridge on Sunday, November 24. Participants are advised to bring warm clothing and sunglasses as well as a hat after...

Fishing – Ogilvie tops podium in latest winter league match

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Craig Ogilvie (North Berwick), pictured left with his great friend Barry McEwan, won the second round of the Bass Rock club’s winter league with two fish for 3lb 2oz with Edinburgh angler David Cooper...

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...

Bangour Fishery – aiming to offer a complete package

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Bangour Trout Fishery was built as a water supply for a former village hospital. It was stocked with brown trout to keep the water pure and senior staff were allowed to fish there. When the...

Fishing – Britton triumphs in Scotland ladies fund-raiser at Bangour

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Two Bangour Fly Fishing Club members finished in the first three after the Scottish Ladies Fly Fishing team fund-raiser on their home water. Alex Britton landed eight fish to take the win with Bobby Watson...

Fishing – Bob banks fine bag as prospects look good on Whiteadder

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Lothians fishermen have been out on the River Whiteadder and Berwick and District Angling Association secretary David Cowan reports that the recent rise in water of just over a foot has allowed fish to...

Fishing – free summer holiday fishing places for kids still available

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Pottishaw near Whitburn (pictured) has been fishing well with the best fish of week - a 9lb blue trout - landed by Michael Cuthbert. Evening sessions are best with big sedges hatching. Intermediate lines and...

Fishing – Darrin delight as he lands massive haul to win latest league match

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Darrin Ferguson landed an astonishing 62lbs 5oz of fish to win the latest round of the Saturday League hosted by Edinburgh and Lothians Coarse Angling Club. The forecast for Orchill, Perthshire, indicated it would be...

Fishing – bailiffs appeal after find of nets and set lines

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Forth District Salmon Fishery Board bailiffs have been on patrol on the River Tyne and found nets and set lines hidden near the banks of the River Tyne at a well-known poaching hotspot. A spokesman...

Fishing – popular drop-in fishing taster has new attraction

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Hooked on Harlaw, a drop-in fishing taster, is back in June and this time it will feature an exhibition of antique fishing tackle. Sean Williams, a regular angler at Harlaw and Threipmuir, will be exhibiting...

Fishing – tagged fish an incentive at Rosslynlee

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Rosslynlee Fishery near Rosewell are set to introduce a cash bonus for anglers by introducing a couple of tagged fish. Currently, the water is fishing well with a mixture of tactics and fly patterns proving...

Fishing – Callison and Simpson land big prize and final ticket

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Competitors came from as far afield as Aberdeen, Stirling, Dundee and Edinburgh. And they they were sitting in the Stenhouse Fishery HQ itching to get out onto the water more than 90 minutes before the...

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