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Coarse Fishing in Scotland – ‘The Legal Position – Part 2’ - 31/08/2020

This is the second in a series of articles, by  Policy Officer, Ron Woods, outlining the legal position with regard to coarse fish and coarse fishing in Scotland, rights of access to fish for them and legislation governing the movement … Read More >>

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 >>

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 >>