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Almond anglers prepare for salmon season

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Salmon and sea trout fishing re-opens on the River Almond on February 1 and West Lothian Angling Association (WLAA) and Cramond Angling Club (CAC) are hoping to cash in on the national surge in...

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...

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 – 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 – Almond fishing well as young Ellie is reel deal

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The Almond has been fishing steadily according to West Lothian Angling Association chairman, Bruce Hope. He added: “There has been a welcome spate in the river around the right time of year for salmon and...

Fishing – seek advice from experienced fly tyers

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Fishing consultant Graeme Keir believes joining a club and seeking advice from experienced fly tyers is the best way ahead for beginners.Midlothian-based Graeme also advises that novices should steer away from buying a fly...

Fishing – fly dressers to fore in city and Penicuik

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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 – Loganlea make late-season offer to anglers

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Karen Jack of Loganlea Trout Fishery is now offering any legal method, keep-what-you-catch, permits for £25. They run from 9am to 5pm.Bill Taylor, the owner of Tweeddale near Gifford, reports that catches are good...

Fishing – mini yellow dancers are main attractions

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Mini yellow yellow dancer patterns have been successful on two local fisheries this week.John Watson landed a fine 10lbs-plus rainbow fishing an intermediate line in the big bay at Morton Fishings near Mid Calder.And...

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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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...

Fishing – Hope outlines Almond permit plans

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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 – 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...

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