Fishing News Roundup 5

Hello and welcome to this week’s Fishing News Roundup.

Here’s a selection of the world’s fishing news, articles and features from the past seven days. As always, please let us have your comments, thoughts and suggestions about how we can make this regular feature better.

Just a quick one before you dive in. David Miller: “I’ve been trawling through some old photographs and came across this one from my archive.”

Walkerburn 1970’s

In the autumn months of the 70s and 80s, The fishing beat at Walkerburn, the upper Tweed was enjoying a period of excellent salmon fishing.

I saw this catch in real life as the the fish was brought back to the Tweed Valley Hotel.

I don’t remember the chap’s name but the conversation went something like: “Jeez’o, where did you get that?”

“Juniper Bank. At the wall.” came the reply. By any stretch, this was an amazing fish.

If you have any fishing memories let’s share them here. You can send old photos to along with your memories/comments and we’ll shove them up on this page.

Looking forward to sharing your fishing histories.

David M.

Just had to share this with you as well, before we get on with the news. It’s a recent photo of Walkerburn as it is today. What a great shot.

Here’s this week’s roundup.

Fishing club hits out at lack of support support for Eden River after toxic spill

Evening Telegraph

A Fife fishing club is frustrated at the lack of support from Scottish environment chiefs following a toxic spill in the River Eden that killed hundreds of fish. Sepa says Scottish Water’s accidental release of 500 litres of Zetag into the River Eden in 2018 – for which it was later fined £6,700 – will continue to have effects on salmon and trout numbers for years. Read more…

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Work to upgrade Stanners Pool for angling set to start

Warrington Guardian

Stanners Pool, located within Sankey Valley Park to the north of Cromwell Avenue, is being enhanced thanks to a partnership between Warrington Borough Council, Dallam and District Community Angling Group and the Environment Agency. Read more…

Angling art in all its forms

Eastern Daily Press

Just off the A47, roughly between Swaffham and Dereham, there lives something of an artistic genius. Okay, I know the term is commonly overused these days, but I think the cap fits the head of this man, called Paul Cook. Read more…

Classic angling disasters!

Angling Times

From broken rods to bait mishaps, most anglers will have had an accident or three in their time. But what are the real textbook ways to cock up your day’s fishing? Dom Garnett examines the pick of an embarrassing bunch… Read more…

Biggest tench of the year

Angling Times

But what would it have weighed earlier in the season? Big tench become increasingly harder to catch as the year goes on, but that was no problem for Rob Spinks who landed this 12lb 7oz spawned-out giant. He told Angling Times how he did it: Read more…

Salmon fishing: proposed river gradings for 2022 season

Scottish Government

Proposed river gradings for the 2022 salmon fishing season have been published. These are set out below. You can submit your views on the proposed gradings and regulations, between 11 August and 10 September 2021. Proposed river gradings for the 2022 season. An assessment of the conservation status of salmon in inland waters in Scotland is carried out each year and each river or assessment group is assigned a grading depending on the outcome of that assessment. Read more…

Men handed prison terms and fines for illegal salmon fishing


Two men were convicted and given prison terms and fines for illegal salmon fishing on the River Barrow in Co. Kilkenny last year, according to Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI). However, the case is now being appealed to the Circuit Court. This follows a prosecution taken by Inland Fisheries Ireland at Kilkenny District Court on Monday, July 12. Read more…

EU postpones new rules for seafood exporters

Fish Farming Expert

Changes to export health certificates (EHCs) for seafood exported to the EU have been shelved for six months to give the UK more time to comply with the new rules. Since the post-Brexit transition period ended on January 1, seafood exporters to the European Union have had to deal with extra paperwork, including EHCs. This had led to long delays, with prize exports such as Scottish salmon not arriving in France on time, leading to lost orders. Read more…

This stunning Highland estate with eight lochs and four-bed home could be yours – for £1.1million

The Press and Journal

If fishing while enjoying beautiful scenery is your idea of heaven, this sprawling Highland estate could be for you. Morefield Estate covers 4,650 acres stretching around the north and east of Ullapool and boasts stunning views of the Summer Isles and Stac Pollaidh. There are eight lochs – prime for trout fishing – within the estate, which also has native woodland and a stream regularly visited by deer and woodcock. Read more…


Fishing News

Greenpeace activists stopped a French fly-shooter from fishing on an MPA off the Sussex coast last week. Onboard the Greenpeace vessel was local Green Party MP Caroline Lucas (Brighton Pavilion), who takes a keen interest in protecting MPAs. Caroline Lucas and Greenpeace activists from Operation Ocean Witness caught Larche, a French-flagged fly-shooter, fishing on the Bassurelle Sandbank MPA. They displayed a banner reading ‘This is a Marine Protected Area’ before asking the vessel to stop fishing and leave the area. Read more…

The Boyd Report

FRANDY – (Gleneagles) Fishing from the bank Andy Hunter from Alloa caught and released 12 and Davie Hunter (Sauchie) had 8 c/r and fishing from the boats Russell McAllister and party from  Lanark kept 5 fish weighing 11lb 8oz. On the angling club front  The BP A/C caught and released 18, St Peters A/C kept 24 fish weighing 42lb and released 3, St Mungo AC kept 12 fish weighing 23lb 5oz and  released 3 and the Caley Liners F/F caught and released 30.

The best catching flies included the Daddy Longlegs, Bibio Hoppers Sedgehogs whilst the best fishing areas have been in the Middle to North Shore and the Dam Wall.

ORCHILL LOCH – (Braco) The water is still warm but there has been some rain which is helping the fish to come up to feed on the top.  

On Saturday the the Kilsyth Club took 24 fish for 69lbs with Garry Paton having the heaviest basket with 4 fish for 12 lbs – the fish were caught on a wide variety of flies including Eggs, Diawl Bach, Buzzers, Pink Fab and  Black Zonkers. Kenny McAlpine from Thurso took 3 fish for 12lbs on a Black Lure – best 6lbs, Harry Graham (Glenrothes) 3 fish for 8lbs on Buzzers,  John Score (Alloa) 3 fish for 8lbs 8oz on the Okey Dokey, Danny Conlan (Alloa) 2 fish for  6lbs 4oz on the Ally and William Docherty from Alloa had a brace weighing 6lbs on Buzzers Eric Newbigging from Dunfermline had 2 for 6lbs – best 4lbs on a Damsel and Shaun Clayton from Braco had  9 fish c/r on Dries.

SWANSWATER – (Stirling) There was some mixed weather this week with sunshine, clouds, showers, heavy rain, and thunder.   The fishing on the Millpond was good all week, although it became a bit harder towards the weekend.  There was a lot of action from the new batch of Golds that have just started to be stocked in the Millpond and Meadow Pond.   In contrast, it was harder on Swanswater for the early part of the week, when the fish were 4 to 5 feet down, with things improving towards the weekend despite the thundery conditions, and plenty of fish being seen moving on Friday and Saturday.   The boats were doing well all week and the area from the dam to the big tree was the best for bank fishing.   A variety of lures, nymphs and wet flies were all taking fish with favourite patterns being Dancer, Damsel, Cruncher, Diawl Bach, Cormorant, and Buzzer.  On the bait pond fish were being attracted by yellow, green, or pink power bait, and spinners.The Fishery is open from 8.00am to 9.00pm every day except for Thursday when we close at 2.30pm.

Amongst those doing well on the fly were Grant Mooney 5 for 15lb, plus 4 C&R, Eddie Scanlon 5 for 13lb, Bernie Love 4 for 9lb, James Elliott 3 for 8lb 8oz and Kieran Lydon 3 for 7lb, plus 3 C&R. Ricky Goodwin 2 for 7lb including a Gold, Sandy Donald 2 for 5lb 4oz, Callum McMillan 2 for 4lb 8oz including a Brown, 10-year-old Skye Nairn 3lb 8oz Rainbow, Frank Barr caught and released 21 in two visits and Shaun Wilson caught and released 16. Steven Fraser caught and released 12, Ian Whitfield caught and released 6, Davey Thomson caught and released 4 and Charles Devine caught and released 4. 

Some of the good bags landed on bait included Jiri Uhyrek 2 Golds for 8lb 12oz, bigger one at 6lb 12oz, William Reid 6 for 14lb 12oz including 2 Golds, bigger one at 5lb 12oz, John Reid 5 for 9lb including a Gold, Adam Savage 2 for 4lb and David Lewis 2 for 4lb. Andrew Mudie 3 for 6lb, Stewart Wallace 9 for 18lb including 2 Golds, David Lovingstone 2 for 4lb, Ryan Hughes 2 for 3lb 8oz, Scott Young 3 for 6lb including a Gold and Owen Purdey 2 for 4lb.

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