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Deadline looms on river crowd funding appeal

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Time is running out to donate to a crowd funding initiative to empower volunteers map the network of outflow pipes along the River Almond and other rivers in the Forth basin. This would mean...

Almond clean-up after recent storms

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Scottish Water have arranged a litter pick of sewer related debris and other items along a stretch of the River Almond which flows into the River Forth at Cramond.The work will take place, weather...

Fishing – River Esk grayling permits now available online

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Musselburgh and District Angling Association (River Esk - MDAA) confirmed that permits are now available online for the grayling season on the River Esk which starts on Boxing Day and runs until March 14.The...

Trolley good show by Almond volunteers

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Six volunteers from removed 17 trolleys, seven bikes, a scooter and assorted road signs from the River Almond in a three-hour stint. The initiative is part of an on-going programme by Forth Rivers Trust and...

Rock ramp boost to River Almond ecosystem

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The Howden rock ramp aims to return salmon and other fish to their ancient spawning ground in Almondvale.And building Britain’s largest rock ramp at Livingston involved moving over 9,000 tonnes of rock, much of...

Fishing – evening permits available at Harlaw and Threipmuir

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Evening permits will be available this season at Harlaw and Threipmuir Reservoirs, two miles south of Balerno. Malleny Angling Club administer the reservoirs in the Pentland Hills and they have also launched a bid to...

Fishing – time running out for cut-price season tickets

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Cramond Angling Club, who control an eight-mile stretch of The Almond from the foreshore at Cramond to upstream of Kirkliston, remind anglers they can buy a season ticket before February 1 at 2018 prices. The...

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 – Stuart bags a personal best

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John Mackay was all smiles at Morton Fishings this week as one of his regulars landed a cracking fish.Stuart claimed a personal best when he hooked a rainbow trout weighing in at around 10.5lbs.It...

Fishing – Trust confirm fish pass opening

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The River Forth Fisheries Trust plan to open the Fair a Far Weir fish pass on Saturday, 21 April (11.30am).It was cancelled in early March because of the bad weather and guest speakers will...

Fishing – Almond is so easy to reach

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Last season West Lothian Angling Association(WLAA) upped their permit cap from 100 to 150 permits.WLAA chairman Bruce Hope says the early indications are that the sales this year are healthy and there is a...

Fishing – official fish pass opening postponed

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Saturday’s scheduled opening of the new fish pass on the River Almond at Fair a Far near Cramond has been postponed because of the heavy snowfall.The River Forth Fisheries Trust that they took the...

Fishing – fish pass on Almond set for official opening

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The Fair a Far weir fish pass on the River Almond at Cramond will be officially opened on Saturday, March 3.River Forth Fisheries Trust in conjunction with project partners The City of Edinburgh Council...

Fishing – deadline looms for applications

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The Rivers for All project is intended to support organisations and communities seeking assistance with their own projects.They should also meet RiverLife: Almond & Avon’s objectives of improving rivers and river corridors for the...

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 – 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 – Cramond secretary pleased with early-season returns

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Cramond Angling Association secretary Josef Arndt reports good start to the season on the River Almond with some good fly hatches coming off now the temperature has increased.Reports are of fish being caught on...

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...

Fishing – the close season, a time for reflection

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Paul Buchanan, who has captained Scotland's river fly fishing team and is one of the most capped river internationalists in the UK, starts his fly fishing series for The Edinburgh Reporter  with a look at tackle...

Fishing – river project looking to work with community groups

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RiverLife is an ambitious project targeted at reconnecting communities and wildlife with the Almond and Avon rivers and to restore the natural heritage.The bulk of the project is made up of works including improving...

Fishing – new regular column exclusive to our readers

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Fishing is exceptionally popular in Britain, with many people of varying ages taking to the rivers, lakes, canals, and shores on a regular basis.It has in the dark and distant past been considered a predominantly...

Scot bags a bike during Almond clean-up

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Scot Muir pulls a bike from the River Almond during a clean-up on Sunday organised by West Lothian Angling Assocation (WLAA). Bags of rubbish, including plastic juice bottles and drink cans, were collected along with...

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