Spinfish Online Magazine Angling News

14. Some Cracking Pike Caught on One of the Popular Pike Days on the Lake of Menteith

The Lake of Menteith Fishery produced some excellent piking for the lucky pikers who managed to get a boat on one of the few pike fishing days.

A great Menteith pike

13. More Pink Salmon Being Reported this Year

With all the dangers to our salmon stocks we do not need an invasion of pinks to complicate matters.

12. Lake of Menteith is Running Schemes to Attract Youths to The Art of Angling

The Lake of Menteith Fishery is running a successful programme to recruit more youths to our sport all activities supported by qualified coaches.

11. A Massive Escape of Rainbow Trout Endangers the Future of Fish Stocks in the Awe System

Rainbow Escapees Loch Awe

10. Stop the Decline of Salmon Stocks Now or Jobs will be Lost

The Scottish Gamekeepers Association Fishing Group warns that if action is not taken now to stop the decline of salmon stocks, jobs will be lost.

9. AFF Challenges Proposals for 4 New Fish Farms on the River Clyde

Against Fish Farming (AFF) in the Firth of Clyde have raised a petition to counter proposals for 4 new fish farms on the Firth of Clyde.


8. Some Good News, Reports of Improved Numbers of Shad Being Seen and Caught Bode Well for the Future

Members of the Fish of the Firth of Forth group and others report numbers of shad are improving, will they once more become a fish of interest to anglers of the future?

7. Fish Eating Birds Threaten Salmon and Trout Stocks

Avian Predation, is smolt survival on the Tweed and it's tributaries under threat from predation by cormorants, mergansers and goosanders?

6. Beavering Away

Keeping it polite it is clear some people would prefer to see off beavers for some very good reasons.

5. SEPA – Aquaculture Sector Plan

As a result of new research methods SEPA can monitor, things, better, so they have produced a plan

4. No New Fish Farms In Wild Salmon Routes, Ugres The Scottish Ggamekeepers Fishing Group

The SGA Fishing Group urges early action by government to halt additional fish farms being set up on sensitive wild salmon and sea trout migration routes.

3. The 2019 Salmon Rivers Categories

The Scottish Government has released the new Categories for salmon fisheries that will come into effect in 2019 with 37 rivers being added to Category 1

2. Mandatory Catch and Release on 147 Scottish Rivers Next Year

The re-assessed catergories for 2018 see attached PDF

1. The Scottish Gamekeepers Association

SGA a New Fishing Campaign Group to Pressurise Government