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Fishing – mini yellow dancers are main attractions

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Mini yellow yellow dancer patterns have been successful on two local fisheries this week.John Watson landed a fine 10lbs-plus rainbow fishing an intermediate line in the big bay at Morton Fishings near Mid Calder.And...

Fishing -big fish still being hooked at Harlaw

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Day permits have been reduced to £20 from £25 because of the low water level at Harlaw and Threipmuir reservoirs and anglers are reminded to be careful on the steep banks.Big fish are still...

Fishing – mackerel still there for the taking

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Mackerel are still in evidence in the Firth of Forth and that's a bonus for local anglers.Granton Pier is one hot spot but there are others including the East Lothian coastline.Trevor Springford of the...

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 – Young reveals how he was Hooked on Fishing

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Paul Young has revealed to The Edinburgh Reporter how his highly-successful TV fishing series started.The Edinburgh-born actor, who has just completed filming for the final series of Still Game, recalled that the idea for...

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 – 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 – Hooked on Harlaw

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Malleny Angling Association (MAA) host a special day so people can learn about fishing on Harlaw and Threipmuir Reservoirs.Hooked on Harlaw is on Sunday, July 1 (from 10.30am) at Harlaw House and Garden next...

Fishing – storm bonus for anglers

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Fishing has improved at Loganlea since Storm Hector blew through and owner Karen Jack reports that it also brought some much-needed rain.Loganlea is now full once again with black foam beetles proving the favoured...

Fishing – solo angler Chris a Pairs winner

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Trout fisherman Chris Melville went from a low to a high in the space of 24 hours.The 44-year-old chef phoned his partner on Saturday night only to be told that he was working.But the...

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 – Hooked on Harlaw Day

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Malleny Angling Association (MAA) host a special day so people can learn about fishing on Harlaw and Threipmuir Reservoirs.Hooked on Harlaw is on Sunday, July 1 (from 10.30am) at Harlaw House and Garden next...

Fishing – Rolling Stone visits Glencorse

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How does one of the biggest names in popular music relax before a massive, outdoor gig?Visit Glencorse Reservoir, of course. Mick Jagger did just that before the Rolling Stones rocked Murrayfield on Saturday night.And,...

Fishing – lovely Loganlea, only 30 minutes from town

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It’s a long and winding road from the homely, old-world, Flotterstone Inn, just off the A702 Biggar Road, to Loganlea Trout Fishery, high up in The Pentland Hills.The distance is roughly three miles on...

World Fishing Day is this month

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Fishing TV is set to hold the first World Fishing Day on Saturday, 23 June in a bid to unite the angling community.It also aims to bring new people into the sport, celebrate the...

Fishing – chairman asks for more support

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An angling boss in the Lothians has appealed to fishermen to back the organisation.A number of committee members have left the Musselburgh and District Angling Association this year.And chairman Chris Halliday needs help in...

Fishing – Jimmy’s trout tipped the balance

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Gary Gormley and Jimmy Rhind booked their place in a Lothians-based heat in of Britain’s top fly fishing competitions.The pair from Speyside bagged eight fish for a total of 27lbs 6oz in the latest...

Fishing – family day proved big attraction

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Kailzie Fishery sits adjacent to Kailzie Gardens which provide a rich variety of colour for both the keen gardener and for the visitor.The gardens are situated just over two miles from Peebles in the...

Fishing – family open day on Saturday

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Peeblesshire Trout Fishing Association host their Family Day on Saturday from 10am to 4pm at Kailzie Fishery near Peebles. It is sponsored by Fastflies.co.uk.There are instructors on hand to assist with casting and to...

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...

Fishing – Tweeddale, famed for hard-fighting trout

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Tweeddale Millennium recently lost the Scottish record for the biggest rainbow trout. It was a staggering 33lbs 7oz before an angler in another fishery improved that mark.However, this fishery has a big reputation for...
Markle Fisheries

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 – Kelso team hook big prize in Legion event

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Kelso emerged triumphant in the area final of the British Legion fishing competition.Their team of three totalled 30lbs 14oz in testing conditions at Morton Fishings near Livingston.Gala were second with 30lb 7oz with Dunbar...

Fishing – Allandale Tarn-ing on the style

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Allandale Tarn fisheries near West Calder is basking in the good weather and receiving great comments about their hard-fighting fish.Many anglers are reporting snapped lines, straightened hooks and long runs well down into their...

Fishing – entries still available for top competition

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You still have time to enter The Scierra Pairs which carries the highest prize fund in British competition fly-fishing with prizes at every heat in addition to the final.The format allows a pair of...

Fishing – tight lines at three local fisheries

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The cold weather had made the trout reluctant to feed in local rivers, but good sport has been reported in three local reservoirs.At Glencorse, Bill Taylor believes that things are picking up and Davy...
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