Author Archives: AM

Dog Walkers urged to be vigilant following the discovery of nets and lines in two Lothians rivers

East Lothian Partnership Against Rural Crime (ELPARC) and the Forth District Salmon Fishery Board (FDSFB) say bailiffs have recovered two illegal nets and a number of set lines.  A spokesman said: “The nets are used to take large quantities of salmon and sea trout which can have a substantial impact on the fish populations in the rivers, […]

Anglers allege untreated sewage from old mine workings could lead to “an environmental disaster on Lothians river”

Marc (cor) Anderson, president of Musselburgh and District Angling Association (MDAA), claims otters, kingfishers, salmon, sea trout, trout, grayling and swans are in danger. He urged urgent action to protect the river and spotlighted an on-going issue on the South Esk where the water has turned orange. The keen fisherman also claimed that education is […]

Harlaw Reservoir have stepped-up security patrols after a spate of poaching

Now, the water is patrolled on a 24-hour basis, including at night. And police have also increased their surveillance of the picturesque reservoir which lies above Balerno and is also a popular place for walkers and cyclists. The move comes as officials of non-profit-making organisation, Malleny Angling Ltd, who administer Harlaw, bid to protect their stock of […]

Update on travel guidance for fishermen during phase 1

We have been asked by the minister for Public Health, Sport and Wellbeing to assist in helping anglers to better understand the travel guidance in pursuit of sport and recreational activity from the Scottish Government.  Mr FitzPatrick has said: ‘As part of that guidance we recommended that people do not travel more than 5 miles for […]