Fishing News Roundup 145

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Fishing destinations to add to your touring itinerary

Caravan Times

Story: Emma Dodd

The beauty of owning a caravan or motorhome is you can head off and enjoy your hobbies with maximum flexibility. If fishing is your thing, then check out these fantastic destinations to set up your rod, put together by the travel experts at John Charnock, CEO of said: “Fishing is a popular sport and a good way to unwind after a busy week. Read more...

East Lothian angler earns second Home International bank fishing call-up

Edinburgh Evening News

Story: Nigel Duncan

John Donaldson has fished his way into the seven-strong Scotland Stillwater Bank Fishing team for the Home International The Port Seton angler will take his place in the seven-strong team at Ellerdine Lakes near Telford in England later this year.The 55-year-old angler qualified in the seventh and final place in the final at Burnhouse Lochan with 13 fish and he joins only one member of last year’s gold medal squad in the team. Read more…

The camping pods with a fishing lake, hot tubs and a chippy van 45 minutes from Manchester

Manchester Evening News

Story: Emma Gill

With the summer months ahead of us, families will likely be looking for a short break or a holiday. If you’re just going for a night or two, most people don’t want to travel too far and there’s a place 45 minutes from Manchester which is proving popular with mums and dads. Read more…

Sixteen trout for Simpson in first fly-fishing competition of season

John O’Groat Journal

Twelve members of Dounreay Fly Fishing Association were relieved to find more pleasant conditions for their season opening Calder Bank competition than those they endured for the same event in 2023. As they gathered at the dam on the east side of Loch Calder last Saturday for a 9.30am start, they found a flat calm and numerous fish rising in the visible parts of the large loch. Read more…

Spirit of Speyside 2024: Events not to be missed at this year’s festival

Whisky Magazine

Story: Millie Milliken

From Jedi-themed tastings to raising barrels, fireside drams and salmon fishing, this year’s Spirit of Speyside is about to kick off in style. Millie Milliken picks out some of the best events to nab the last tickets to. In less than a week I will be donning my metaphorical judges cap as I embark on deciding what the Best New Event will be at this year’s Spirit of Speyside festival, running from 1–6 May 2024. It is a gruelling and serious task, but someone has to do it. Considering that the festival has had 25 years to hone a certain standard of events that brings hundreds of visitors from more than 30 countries to Scotland’s largest whisky-producing region each year, I think I’m in for a bit of a treat. Read more...

Gearing Up for a Big Summer of Angling in and Around Swindon

Swindon Link

Sitting just south of the rolling hills of the Cotswolds and its freshwater lakes, Swindon is perfectly situated to make the most of a relaxed but challenging summer of angling. Having picked up a lot of momentum over the last few years, the Angling Times says that the nation’s fisheries are now worth some £1.7 billion to the economy each year, owing to avid anglers casting their lines out throughout the summer months. Read more...

Ness and Beauly Fisheries Trust buys salmon netting station in major conservation move

The Inverness Courier

Story: Val Sweeney

An environmental charity has bought the salmon netting rights along a stretch of shoreline in Inverness in a bid to protect salmon numbers. In what is described as a landmark conservation move, the Ness and Beauly Fisheries Trust (N&BFT) has bought the salmon netting rights at Seapark to the east of the Inverness Caledonian Thistle Stadium. Read more…

Tying a Large Mayfly Nymph for both Rivers and Lochs (Ephemera Danica)..

Davie McPhail

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