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Fishing – local reservoirs producing quality trout

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Loganlea owner Karen Jack sat on an upturned boat looking down her fishery and chatting to three happy anglers. They had just spent a day high in the Pentlands above Flotterstone searching for quality trout and...

Fishing – Rosebery comes out of cold storage to open for angling

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Rosebery Reservoir was frozen for the first time in ten years four weeks ago but the popular fishery opens to anglers for the season on Thursday (April 8).The water level, which caused a delay...

Fishing – boss urges anglers to have their say on the future

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Angling Scotland has reached a key decision point according to board member Gus Brindle. In its current format as an umbrella structure with no independent income stream, he claims it is simply not financially...

Fishing – Angling Scotland post new lockdown rules

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Anglers have been told they can continue to fish under the new Scottish Government COVID-19 regulations, but no competitions are allowed. An interim statement on the Angling Scotland website said there were strict conditions.Anglers...

Fishing – Scottish Open dates confirmed

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Entries are now invited for the the Scottish Open Fly Fishing Championship and all heats and the final will be fished at the Lake of Menteith near Stirling.There will be three heats featuring 20...

Fishing – angling chair calls for anglers to adhere to Government guidelines

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Angling Scotland have encouraged fishermen to follow the latest guidelines as outlined by the First Minister in Parliament, particularly in relation to travel.David Ogg, chairman (pictured), said that the organisation was doing all it...

Fishing – Loganlea closed for season after family bereavement

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Bosses at Loganlea Trout Fishery have decided to end the current season now due to a shock family bereavement.Karen and Iain Jack posted a short notice on the fishery Facebook portal which read: "Due...

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 – Ronnie bags a beauty at welcoming Kailzie Trout fishery

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The Moorfoot Hills looked majestic in the September sunshine, the green and brown tints on the slopes highlighted by the cloudless blue sky.The light also brought the fir trees clinging to the lower slopes...

Fishing – over 20 fish in one morning session at Harlaw

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One angler had a real red-letter day at Harlaw. He caught and released 21 fish in a morning session and his big haul came a few days after re-stocking, writes Robert Ross (pictured left),...

Fishing – grey duster brings a shine to anglers on the Water of Leith

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Grey dusters and various olive patterns have produced fish on the Water of Leith, according to Ben Steer who on the water most days and is one of the Water of Leith Honorary Fishery...

Fishing – bosses defy conditions in bid to secure new members at Cobbinsaw

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The open day at Cobbinshaw Angling Association went ahead despite driving rain and a strong west wind so the organisers had to extol the virtues of the fishery - described as 'a hidden gem'...

Fishing – fresh stocking boosts catch prospects at busy Harlaw Reservoir

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The fishing at Harlaw in the past week has been patchy with exceptionally good days then other days when the angler had to work at contacting fish, writes Robert Ross.He said: "Although one of...

Fishing – good catches at Harlaw but concern over social conduct

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The fishing at Harlaw and Threipmuir in the past week started well then, as the warm weather and bright sun conditions arrived, fishing became more challenging, writes Robert Ross, a director of Malleny Angling...

Fishing – local anglers celebrate lockdown easing with big catches

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Loganlea (pictured) boss Karen Jack reported that her fishery in The Pentland Hills above Flotterstone recovered well at the weekend after being battered by the worst easterly wind she had ever seen.Jock Lithgow braved...

Fishing – owners report good action and attendances at local reservoirs

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Bangour Trout Fishery (pictured) is now open again and owner Jason Smith reports good catches. He has been encouraged by attendances.Over 20 pegs are spaced around the picturesque, tree-lined water near Dechmont originally built...

Fishing – reflections from a lifelong angler

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Drew Jamieson was formerly responsible for the trout reservoirs of Lothian Regional Council.He has also served on consultative committees and held positions with leading angling organisations.Jamieson is also a lifelong angler and it was...

Chairman urges anglers to follow Government guidance

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David Ogg (pictured) confirmed that Angling Scotland await advice from professionals in the health and political arenas on a return to the sport.The organisation have, however, received a positive response to their dossier which...

Angling bosses up pressure for phased return

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David Ogg, chairman of Angling Scotland (AS), which represents game, coarse and sea fishermen north of the Border, has put forward 'a progressive approach' to Jeane Freeman, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport to...

Fishing – Home International postponed for 12 months

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The women's fly fishing Home International at Lake of Menteith on May 28 has been put back a year because of the world-wide pandemic. Lothians-based Liz McLellan had been looking forward to skippering Scotland for...

Fishing – stay at home advice underlined by local associations

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One angler has been pictured on social media fishing at Polton on the Esk and Musselburgh and District Angling Association have issued fresh advice to anglers. It says: "To be absolutely clear, all rivers in...

Anglers ‘flaunt’ Government lockdown

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Forth District Salmon Fishery Board bailiffs have removed a number of anglers from various fisheries. A spokesman reminded everyone that fishing is NOT an essential activity and it goes against government guidance.Bailiffs have taken a...

Water of Leith closed to anglers

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The Water of Leith was due to re-open for angling on Wednesday, 1 April 2020 but the activity has now been temporarily banned because of COVID-19.The decision follows the Government announcement on 23 March...

Fishing – Almond bosses advise angers to stay at home

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West Lothian Angling Association bosses, who look after a nine-mile stretch of The Almond from Newbridge to Kirkton in Livingston, have urged their permit-holding anglers to stay at home. Bruce Hope, chairman of West Lothian...

Fishing – permits for The Esk at Musselburgh now available

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Musselburgh and District Angling Association confirm that season tickets are now available to fish the River Esk. Anglers can get them at Ace Bike Co, North High Street, Musselburgh, next to the Brunton Hall, and...

Fishing – changes at Tarn for next season

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A new toilet block, which will be suitable for disabled anglers, is being installed at Allandale Tarn which will re-open in mid-February. Bosses are taking the opportunity to tidy-up the fishery which is next door...

Fishing – Alba Game Fishing host free course for youngsters

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One of Scotland’s fishing experienced specialists is offering a free taster session for youngsters next year. Sunday, March 15 has been booked at Whinney Loch, Coldingham, near Eyemouth (pictured) (post code TD14 5QE) with a...

Fishing – Tweeddale winter league start date

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Tweeddale Millennium boss Jacko Jackson has confirmed that his Winter League will start on Saturday, November 2. There are ten rounds and the entry is £20. There are cash prizes. Anglers kill their first two...

Bangour Fishery – aiming to offer a complete package

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Bangour Trout Fishery was built as a water supply for a former village hospital. It was stocked with brown trout to keep the water pure and senior staff were allowed to fish there. When the...

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...

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