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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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – Newell hooked on Scotland

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The largest dedicated festival of fly fishing and fly tying made such an impact that it will be held again next year. Organiser David Newell had invited over 40 trade exhibitors and 40 outstanding fly...

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 – the latest on where to source permits

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Trout fishing for most local rivers officially opens on Thursday, March 15 and anglers can’t wait to get out there. Permits for the Almond and Tweed, among others, are available at various outlets including Fishers...

Fly fishing festival set for Stirling

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What is claimed to be the largest dedicated festival of fly fishing and fly tying to be held in Scotland takes place in Stirling on March 10 and 11. Over 40 trade exhibitors plus 40...

Conservation key to the future

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Many Lothians anglers fish the Clyde and conservation and the encouragement of young anglers were the two key messages stressed at the official salmon opening ceremony hosted by the United Clyde Angling Protective Association...

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 – 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 – 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 – young angling project making real strides

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A number of Lothians anglers - myself included - are members of the United Clyde Angling Protective Association (UCAPA) and secretary Tom McGregor reports that a protect to encourage more young people into the...

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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – conservation key for Cramond anglers

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Fish with fly or spinner for salmon, sea trout and brown trout on approximately eight miles of the River Almond between Cramond and Kirkliston. That’s the offer from Cramond Angling Club who issue permits on...

Fishing – becoming a better angler – Paul Buchanan

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This, the first in a series by well-known small rivers fisherman and coach, Paul Buchanan, is written at a level that could benefit both beginners and more experienced improvers with hopefully the odd nugget...

Fishing – celebrities home in on UCAPA birthday bash

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A number of Edinburgh-based anglers, myself included, who fish The Clyde, and the United Clyde Angling Protective Association (UCAPA) plan a major event on Saturday, 11 February 2017. It is based around the popular Popinjay...

Fishing – I’m hooked after a fly tying class

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Visitors to a shop just off Edinburgh's fashionable Charlotte Square blinked. Several men were near the entrance door talking a strange language punctuated by words including klinkhammer, nymphs, partridge and orange and spiders. Long shanks, grade...

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