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PIKE CONSERVATION – PROPOSED LEGAL MEASURES - 23/03/2020

Background Our sport can only prosper if healthy populations of Scottish coarse fish are maintained. Ideally we want to see all coarse fish thriving throughout the country. However in the short term our focus has been on pike, because the … Read More >>

Strathclyde Park Works Update - 08/01/2020

The recent partial draining of Strathclyde Park loch, which has seen the water level reduced to the lowest levels in recent memory, has seen a significant number of wholly understandable concerns over potential fish losses raised to the SFCA by … Read More >>

SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT CONSULTATION ON PIKE CONSERVATION MEASURES - 15/08/2018

As we announced a few weeks ago, in June the Scottish Government issued a consultation (https://www.gov.scot/Resource/0053/00536300.pdf ) on measures for pike conservation. The consultation closes on 31st August. We urge all anglers and angling clubs who are interested in the … Read More >>

Scottish Government Consultation on Pike Conservation Measures - 08/06/2018

After extensive discussions between SFCA, pike anglers’ representatives, Marine Scotland officials and other stakeholders it’s great to be able to report that on 8th June the Scottish Government issued a formal consultation document ( https://consult.gov.scot/marine-scotland/pike-conservation/ ) containing three specific proposals … Read More >>

FISHING WITHOUT PERMISSION – A CLARIFICATION - 06/02/2017

The recent Scottish Government announcement about changes to the Wild Fisheries Reform programme contained an item saying: “The Scottish Government has ruled out … the criminalisation of freshwater fishing without written permission”. Subsequent postings on social media suggest that some … Read More >>