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Fishing – top prizes for national team fund-raiser

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Over 60 anglers from all over Scotland and a group from the North of England will contest a major fund-raising event in the Lothians on Saturday.It is one of the biggest one-day, bank-fishing competitions...

Fishing – instructor Culbert back at Loganlea

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Time is ticking towards the opening of the new fishing season at Loganlea Trout Fishery in The Pentland Hills in March.And well-known fishing instructor Steve Culbert has confirmed he will again be on hand...

Fishing – Hope outlines Almond permit plans

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Bruce Hope yesterday described The Almond as a hidden gem as he updated anglers on the situation of permits for next season.The newly-appointed chairman of West Lothian Angling Association (WLAA) revealed plans to possibly...

Fishing – international bosses seek fresh talent

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The Scottish National Fly Fishing League (SNFFL) would like to hear from all interested stillwater and river anglers, including previous SNFFL members, who would be keen to compete in top international competitions.Membership of SNFFL...

Fishing – winter sport still available

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Loganlea trout fishery in The Pentlands offers anglers the chance to hook into some hard-fighting fish with a special deal in November.You can use any method including bait and spinning to seek out the...

Fishing – special November deal at Loganlea

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Loganlea trout fishery have confirmed they will be staying open in November.And bosses will allow fishing by any method for the entire month.Fishing is however only from the bank and the price will be...

Cash available for river projects

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The River Forth Fisheries Trust have confirmed that the Autumn 2017 round of applications is now open for projects in Falkirk, Edinburgh and West Lothian.There is £40,000 available to give to local projects over...

Fishing – dry fly key to Almond success

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Dry fly patterns have proved successful on the middle stretch of The Almond where permits are issued by Cramond Angling Club.Colin McKay has provided an overview on Beat 2 which runs from the railway...

Fishing – Clyde bid to boost youth numbers

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A good number of Lothians anglers fish The Clyde, including myself, and The United Clyde Angling Protective Association (UCAPA), who issue permits for a part of the river, have been engaged in an interesting...

Fishing – work starts to give Almond eco-boost

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Work has started on a £500,000 fish pass project on the River Almond on the outskirts of Edinburgh.Funding from Scottish Government and Heritage Lottery Fund has allowed The City of Edinburgh Council and River...

Fishing – organisers hook more than 50 for fun day

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More than 50 people attended The Peeblesshire Trout Fishing Association open day and the figure was one of the best recorded by the association for this kind of event.Youngsters, a key target, plus a...

Fishing – top names scheduled for open weekend

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Celebrities from the angling world will be in the Capital this weekend for a special open weekend hosted by Edinburgh Angling Centre at Granton.Special offers are promised along with demonstrations of casting, rig and...

Fishing – fish up to 18lbs in lake at Kailzie Fishery

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Background: Kailzie Fishery is situated 2.5 miles south of Peebles on the B7062 and sits next to the River Tweed. Follow the signs to Kailzie Gardens and it is open seven days a week, all...

Fishing – top coach on duty at Peebles free day

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Steve Culbert has been recruited to provide fly fishing coaching at the free family day hosted by Peeblesshire Trout Fishing Association on Saturday July 1.Peebles-based Steve will be known to many as the regular...

Fishing – crayfish find sparks Tweed concern

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An American signal crayfish has been found at the mouth of The Leithen Water, a tributary of The Tweed.And the find by an angler is causing real concern among the many from the Lothians...

Fishing – Cook and Dewar go forward to national Scierra Pairs final

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Owen Cook and Brian Dewar won a heat of the nationwide Scierra Pairs competition at Glencorse Reservoir.They collected and amazing weight of 36lbs 12oz on a day when the fishing was first class.In second...

Fishing – social media key to surge in membership

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West Lothian Angling Association are enjoying a record year for membership according to founder member Douglas Hall.Almost 100 anglers now hold permits for their eight-mile stretch from near Newbridge to Kirkton at Livingston.And Douglas...

Fishing – megastore reveal Edinburgh open weekend dates

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Edinburgh Angling Centre have confirmed the dates for the first open weekend at their Granton store.They promise tackle demonstrations, fishing tuition, new product launches, competitions, deals and special offers.Their open weekend in Glasgow earlier...

Fishing – a quick guide to trout permits on some Lothians rivers

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The trout fishing season started on Wednesday, March 15 and you may be interested in getting a permit for local waters.Here, as a reminder, are a sample of waters who have submitted details to...

Fishing – Linlithgow Loch – a spectacular setting with worldwide appeal

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In the shadow of stunning Linlithgow Palace, the loch is a spectacular place to fish and the water attracts anglers from around the world.Although once famous for large brown trout, now most of the...

Fishing – Glencorse, a stunning venue for quality trout

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Background: Glencorse RSV is one of the most stunning locations for trout fishing in the Lothians and it is only 15 minutes from Edinburgh. It is situated at the foot of the Pentland Hills...

Fishing – Bangour Fishery a fine early-season venue

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Bangour Fishery has been restored and claims to provide anglers with everything they need for a great day on the water.The well-maintained venue is 700 feet above sea level and lies in the south-east...

Fishing – young Scots need help to bring back gold

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The Scottish Youth International fly fishing team travel to Llyn Brenig in North Wales for the 33rd Youth International Fly Fishing Competition in August and coaches are determined to bring back gold.However, the 14-strong...

Fishing – Rosslynlee has a reputation as a good top of the water fishery

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Within five minutes of parking my car at Rosslynlee Trout Fishery, two anglers had their rods bent by fish.That is, to my mind, a solid endorsement of the sport available at the 5.25 acre...

Fishing – Morton Fishings – a heat venue for major British pairs event

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The Scierra Pairs carries the highest prize fund in British competition fly-fishing.There are prizes at every heat in addition to the final and the format allows a pair of anglers entering to fish in...

Fishing – free fly fishing basics courses start on Saturday

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Orvis in Edinburgh start their free learn fly fishing basics courses this weekend - perfect for the opening of the trout season on 15 March 2017 - and they are designed for beginners of all...

Fishing – Glasgow open weekend – coming to Edinburgh soon

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 Thousands of fishermen from all over Scotland attended the open weekend at the Glasgow Angling Centre at The Point Retail Park.The Edinburgh Reporter visited to see what was going on.https://youtu.be/L_yvkeSc4GEAnd bosses revealed that they are...

Fishing – Paul Buchanan discusses the art of fly selection

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International angler and coach, Paul Buchanan, from Livingston says: "As a fly fisherman, it is understandable that you need to place a certain level of importance on the subject of flies but, as you...

Fishing – Paul Buchanan looks at tackle maintenance

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International fishermen Paul Buchanan continues his fishing series with a look at tackle maintenance.He said: "I always intend to be more active in the tackle maintenance department but it is the same every year...

Fishing – Q & A with Scottish international Paul Buchanan

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Fishing coach, Paul Buchanan, continues his series and this time he looks at common issues raised by anglers. Q: I can never get near a rising fish – they always seem to stop rising before...
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