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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 >>

DO YOU FISH LOCH KEN? YOU COULD WIN A £50 TACKLE VOUCHER! - 06/02/2017

SFCA would like to ask you to support the Loch Ken Fisheries Study currently being carried out by Galloway Fisheries Trust as part of the Galloway Glens Landscape Partnership Project. Among other things, this project will gather information about coarse … Read More >>

WILD FISHERIES REFORM PROGRAMME SCALED DOWN! - 05/02/2017

The Scottish Government has today announced that it will not now pursue most of the key elements of the programme of reform which it had proposed to carry out as a result of the independent Wild Fisheries Review in 2014. … Read More >>

UNION CANAL – DEWATERING - 10/01/2017

As previously mentioned, Scottish Canals have notified the SFCA that they will be undertaking a ground investigation project in Linlithgow. The project will involve several boreholes being drilled along the canal. In order to minimise risk of water leakage from … Read More >>