News by Month


COVID-19 Update – Latest Guidance – Phase 3

On 9th July the First Minister Announced that we would start to move into Phase 3 of the Scottish Governments RouteMap through and out of lockdown.

Competitive and recreational angling continues to be permitted in line with approved, discipline specific guidance developed by the three SGBs, and provided that it remains consistent with current Scottish Government guidance on health, physical distancing and hygiene.  This guidance will be continuously updated to take account of the latest announcements by the First Minister to ensure the conditions based, safe conduct of angling activity across Scotland.  We therefore encourage all anglers to regularly visit this page of follow our social media pages for the latest updates.

This guidance is effective as at 10th July 2020

It must however be stressed that we are still not out of the woods yet.  We remain on a pathway out of lock-down and to the full resumption of our sport.  Public health and well-being remains the most pressing priority and we all have a responsibility to do what we can to continue to suppress the spread of the virus.  It is for this reason that the First Minister continues to adopt a cautious approach and you will have seen the announcements of the recent precautionary re-introduction of lock-down measures in Dumfries and Galloway and the Annan and Gretna area. This process of dealing with specific outbreaks is likely to continue to be necessary over the coming months.  Therefore, while the Scottish Government removed the travel restriction for recreational and sporting activity from 3rd July 2020, we are still strongly encouraging individuals to only travel as far as is necessary to participate in angling activities.  Up to date guidance is available at  Staying Safe and Protecting Others: Getting Around  

During Phase 3 – Remember FACTS:  Face coverings, Avoid Crowded Places, Clean your Hands Regularly, Two meters Distance, Self Isolate and Book a Test if you have Symptoms.   Download the leaflet below:

Download Facts Leaflet here >>

Latest Guidance notes can be found at the links below:

Phase 3 Guidance for Anglers, Clubs and Fisheries

Phase 3 Guidance for Coarse Angling Competitions

Phase 3 Guidance for Coaching



Tags: ,

Comments are closed.