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APPOINTMENT VACANCIES INDEPENDENT CHAIR AND COMPANY SECRETARY Angling Scotland Limited (ASL) is looking to appoint an Independent Chairperson to replace the current Chair who is standing down. ASL brings the Angling Sport Governing Bodies (SGBs) (SFCA, SFSA and SANA Ltd) together with a wide range of partners to engage with national and local government, Scottish Government, SportScotland, business, the voluntary sector and […]

The Scottish Sea federation of Anglers (SFSA) match events returns to action after COVID-19 lockdown

The Scottish Federation of Sea Anglers SFSA recently announced its return to the match calendar and hosted its first sea angling event over the weekend as the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions ease.  Mike Horn the Chairman of the Scottish Sea Federation (SFSA) held the event on Saturday 12th of June 2021 at Dundee’s renown Riverside Drive. […]

Key Changes for Level 4 areas with effect 12 March 2021 (full details will be publish as soon as approved by Sportscotland)

1.            Travel (applicable at all time).  a.            Adults (over 18).  NO CHANGE (Stay local, no travel outside local authority area) b.           Children (17 and under).  May travel outside local authority area for some organized sport/activity at their usual club/facility. 2.            Coaching. a.            Adults and children 12 and over.  Organised outdoor non-contact group training sessions for […]

Record Carp caught from Eliburn Reservoir

Record Carp of 25lb caught from Eliburn Reservoir. John revealed his previous biggest catch at the water was an 18lb carp and he said: “I’d been at the lake since Sunday night and the best fish I had landed was a 14lbs carp.”So, I changed my position on Tuesday to be at the area where the weed at been cut in a bay area near the car park.”

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 […]