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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 >>

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 >>

Calling all Loch Ken anglers – please help - 11/02/2016

Over the last few months we have been in contact with Jamie Ribbens, the senior biologist at Galloway Fisheries Trust (GFT), to explore how the coarse angling sector might become involved in some work the Trust plans to carry out … Read More >>

WILD FISHERIES REFORM – UPDATE AND KEY ISSUES - 09/12/2015

SFCA continues to be actively involved in developments emerging from 2014’s Wild Fisheries Review, which are now brigaded together as the Wild Fisheries Reform programme (WFR). Over the last few months we have participated at the Scottish Government’s invitation in … Read More >>

WILD FISHERIES REFORM CONSULTATION – SFCA RESPONSE - 02/08/2015

The Scottish Government recently published its response to last year’s independent Wild Fisheries Review and invited views on the major policy options emerging from it. Their consultation paper, along with further information on the Wild Fisheries Reform programme, can be found … Read More >>