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Fishing – Esk permits on sale and Clubbidean offer season tickets

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Permits for the Esk at Musselburgh are available from Ace Bike Co at North High Street and Tracy’s Open All Hours (green canopy) at Eskview Terrace. They are £20 with a senior (over 60) £10...

Fly fishing – big show on this weekend at Stirling

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The Scottish Fly Fair is on this Saturday and Sunday at The Stirling Court Hotel in the University of Stirling. Organiser David Newell said expert casters are there to help even experienced fisherman improve.Book stands,...

Fishing – Glencorse boss makes plans for midweek evening fishing

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Glencorse boss Bill Taylor has scrubbed plans for a summer evening league but plans to have midweek evening sessions from 5.15pm to around 10pm for three boats or more at the popular reservoir which...

Fishing – Jacko to take over at popular East Lothian fishery

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John Jackson from Stoneyburn in West Lothian takes over the lease for the popular Tweeddale Millennium near Gifford in March.He replaces long-time owner Bill Taylor from Edinburgh, who is concentrating on his other water...

Fishing – Cramond deadline looms on season saver offer

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The clock is ticking on Cramond Angling Club’s (CAC) early bird season ticket offer which ends on February 1. Adult anglers can buy a season for £35 before the price goes up to £45. Seniors...

Fishing – Empson tops podium in Rover event

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Glencorse Reservoir, one of the venues for this year's Scierra Pairs

Fishing – Bass Rock host Christmas hamper event

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Bass Rock SAL fish their Christmas hamper event on Wednesday (December 19), weather permitting.The venue is Dunbar sea wall with registration at 6.30pm at the Dunbar Harbour bridge.Craig Ogilvie invited anybody interested to come...

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 – seek advice from experienced fly tyers

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Fishing consultant Graeme Keir believes joining a club and seeking advice from experienced fly tyers is the best way ahead for beginners.Midlothian-based Graeme also advises that novices should steer away from buying a fly...

Fishing – Young day out attracting real interest

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It is the season for annual meetings and the first one in our diary is hosted by Cramond Angling Club at Cramond Boat Club at 7.30pm on Wednesday, November 21.West Lothian Angling Association follow...

Fishing – fly dressers to fore in city and Penicuik

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The Edinburgh Fly Dressers Club has started its winter session and it meets every Wednesday at Slateford Bowling Club, Lanark Road, Edinburgh at 7:30pm.The programme features demonstrations and also provides structured sessions for beginners...

Fishing – Loganlea make late-season offer to anglers

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Karen Jack of Loganlea Trout Fishery is now offering any legal method, keep-what-you-catch, permits for £25. They run from 9am to 5pm.Bill Taylor, the owner of Tweeddale near Gifford, reports that catches are good...

Fishing – Cramond bosses looking for big AGM turnout

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Cramond Angling Club officials urge members to attend their AGM on Wednesday, 21 November (7.30pm).Secretary Joe Arndt said the committee hope for a good attendance as there are a number of key issues to...

Fishing – Almond clean-up removes hundreds of items

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The recent clean-up project undertaken by volunteers under the direction of The Forth Rivers Trust has removed hundreds of items from the river. Included were wet and baby wipes and women’s sanitary products.Nim Kibbler,...

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 – river season closes for trout but stillwaters still open

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Trout and grayling fishing has now closed on the River Tweed and Peter Reith, secretary of the Peeblesshire Trout Fishing Association, said the first two months of the season were good.He added: “From June...

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...

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