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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 – 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 – 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 – 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...

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:...

Fishing – keep what you catch at Loganlea

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Loganlea owner Karen Jack has brought back her any method ticket which will run from Monday, October 14 until Sunday, November 3, weather permitting. You keep what you catch at Loganlea (pictured) and the cost...

Fishing – local pair contest major British event

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Local anglers Mike Connet and Jock Kettles are in the Scierra Pairs final, one of Britain’s biggest fly fishing events, this weekend. The pair motored south earlier this week to practice and Mike side: “We’re...

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 – permits for Water of Leith now available

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Permits for the popular Water of Leith have now been distributed to all fishing outlets in Edinburgh and are also available at the Water of Leith visitor centre at Slateford Road.They are also available...

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 – Empson tops podium in Rover event

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

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 -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 – 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 – 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 – eight shopping trolleys hooked in clean-up

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West Lothian Angling Club secretary Scot Muir reports that the fishing is just about to get going on their nine-mile stretch of the River Almond from Kirkton to Newbridge.However, Scot said trout are not...

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...

Fishing – smiles better at Morton Fishings

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Kelso anglers enjoyed their recent outing to Morton Fishings.It’s their first trip to the water near Mid Calder for two years and they were blessed with great weather and superb sport.Bags were full and...

Fishing – Water of Leith opens on April 1

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The Water of Leith is described as a silver thread in a ribbon of green. It rises in the Colzium Springs in the Pentland Hills and meanders its way 35 kilometers into the sea...

Fishing – things are hotting up on the water

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The weather is still having an impact on local trout fisheries and the prospect of Beast from the East 3 over Easter is a real threat.Clubbiedean above Colinton in the Pentlands still closed but...

Fishing – curtain up on season at two fisheries

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Two popular local trout fisheries open their doors officially this weekend.Karen Jack at Loganlea high up in the Pentland Hills is delighted that the weather has relented sufficiently and John Mackay at Morton Fishings...

Fishing – latest info on trout fisheries

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Several of the local fisheries have updated us with information about opening dates.Currently, the access to Loganlea is blocked by snow but Karen Jack is aiming to be open on Saturday 17th. Her email...

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...

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