Fishing News Roundup 141

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Mass salmon deaths are a warning: no one should be eating this fish


Story: James Dyke

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. Today, we would need to add to this proverb: teach a man to farm fish and you feed billions. Fish are a source of vital nutrition for people around the world. Some communities are entirely dependent on fishing for their livelihoods, a practice that is much older than civilisation. Such has been the rise of aquaculture, today over half of all fish eaten comes from fish farms. Read more…

Harlaw and Threipmuir, two ‘superb’ trout fishing waters near Edinburgh

The Edinburgh Reporter

Story: Nigel Duncan

Season tickets are still available for fishing throughout the season which starts on April 1 at Harlaw and Threipmuir reservoirs situated in The Pentland Hills above Balerno. Alex Rose, secretary of Malleny Angling, said the two waters offer superb trout fishing for the bank angler. Harlaw, he said, has a maximum depth of around 20m and has 1.5miles bank fishing. It is well stocked with brown, rainbow and blue trout with an average weight of over 1kg. Specimen trout can reach over 5kg. Read more

Fife fishermen among leading anglers as Scottish League gets underway

Fife Today

Story: Nigel Duncan

Fife fishermen were among the leading anglers as the Scottish National Fly-Fishing League (SNFFL) got under way after two sessions in brutal conditions at Harelaw Trout Fishery. A strong easterly wind, gusting at times, and temperatures barely above freezing did not deter the anglers and damsels and black and silver lures on sinking lines proved best. Read more…

Anglers Vision is new rod in Kailzie competition

The Edinburgh Reporter

Story: Nigel Duncan

Anglers have been excited by a new competition to land a new rod being promoted by Kailzie Fishery near Peebles.

You pay £10 to enter and the angler with the heaviest fish at the end of a calendar month collects a Vision Stillmaniac rod supplied by competition sponsors Fishers of Penicuik. The price online is around £319 at the time of writing. Connor Newcombe, owner of Kailzie, said that several sizeable fish have been hooked since the competition started, but he added: “The biggest fish so far is beatable.” Read more…

Halo is out for South Devon anglers

Torbay Weekly

Story: John Sherlock

Torquay’s Silver Halo continues to produce Pollack and the odd Cod over distant wrecks, whilst boat anglers fishing the murky waters of the Bristol Channel are being rewarded with plenty of Rays, Spurdogs and some nice early Smoothhounds. Shore fishing is beginning to pick up at last with Dan Patrick finding Thornback Rays in one of our estuaries. Slapton produced an early contender for our fish of the month competition for Newton Abbot angler Tristan Rowe in the form of a 16lbs 14oz Blonde. Read more…

Dalry Angling Association Announces Start of New Trout Season!


Dalry Angling Association is pleased to announce the start of the new trout fishing season today. With spring in the air and the wild Brown trout season upon us, the Dalry Angling Association is ready for action and welcomes visitors and residents to come and fish local waters in the Glenkens. The season runs from the 15th of March until the 6th of October, and as avid anglers ourselves, we are excited to hit the waters and experience the thrill of fishing for these elusive and beautiful fish. Read more…

Tying a Large Mayfly Flymph

Davie McPhail

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