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Fishing – best to check with individual fisheries before travelling

Anglers looking to try new equipment received as presents over Christmas can cast a line at several local fisheries during the Festive period.However, it is best to check with individual fisheries before travelling and,...

Volunteers returning to the riverbanks thanks to a Lottery grant

Rivers in the Forth area are set to benefit as volunteer activity restarts for the first time in five months thanks to a £49,200 National Lottery Heritage Fund grant awarded to the Forth Rivers...

Fishing – Cramond bosses cut permit prices for next season

Cramond Angling Club (CAC) bosses report that fishing was good on The Almond last season. They have revealed that the cost of an annual permit on their nine-mile stretch of The Almond is going down.And...

Fishing – fly dressers to fore in city and Penicuik

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 – Almond clean-up removes hundreds of items

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

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 – Cramond chair welcomes new fish pass

Adam Cross, chairman of Cramond Angling Club, has welcomed the opening of the Fair a Far weir fish pass.Cross and a number of committee members were present at the event in late April on...

Fishing – Water of Leith opens on April 1

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 – Hope outlines Almond permit plans

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 – dry fly key to Almond success

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 – a quick guide to trout permits on some Lothians rivers

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 – I’m hooked after a fly tying class

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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