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 […]

Proposal for Return to Angling

Since the start of the COVID-19 lifestyle changes and social distancing directions from the Scottish and UK governments, the Board of Angling Scotland Ltd has been discussing when best to present the case to the Scottish Government to support a return of angling in some form. We engaged with Marine Scotland in the very early […]

Coaching Activity Suspended

COVID-19 UPDATE The safety of our members, coaches and the Scottish public is our primary concern in these difficult times. Due to the current Government restrictions on non essential travel and guidance on social distancing, all Coaching activity by ADBoS Licensed Coaches is suspended until at least 30th April 2020.   The situation will be […]

Angling Scotland – Future Structure

On the 4th of January the board of Angling Scotland Ltd (ASL) hosted a meeting at the King Robert Hotel in Stirling to look at options for the future governance structure for angling in Scotland.  The Board was joined by invited representatives from the Scottish Federation of Course Anglers (SFCA), the Scottish Anglers National Association […]