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How often have you been travelling and spot a water you would like to fish on? If you are like me it is a constant observation. Problem solved, Spinfish is now adapted for veiwing on tablets and mobile phones so you can view the Spinfish anywhere that you can get a connection, great when you are touring around exploring new places to go fishing.
If the fishing isn't going well then there is a Golf Guide for Scotland for those of you who
plan to be on the course and have the time for both golf and fishing. Can't understand it myself, hitting a wee ball around or going fishing, surely fishing wins out every time. As they say, "different strokes for different folks".
As part of the service we have developed a new Guide to places accessible to disabled anglers in Scotland and England. The work continues and Wales and Ireland will be added in due course.
With an ageing popuation the days of yomping across Highland moors to remote lochans are in the past. Lets face it, if like me, you have been fishing pretty much all your life and cannot now continue because of physical ability and access issues it is truely heartbreak. Trout fisheries make it possible for people with mobility issues and anglers with disabilities to enjoy some time out fishing and I note that angling clubs take a lead in this and have even made some salmon fishing water accessible.
One observation is that coarse fisheries are well represented however game fisheries are bit tardy in this regard. Yes, many places such as rivers and wild lakes and lochs are very unlikely to be able to adapt however trout fisheries, many with flat grassy banks, could do more. Come on folks every little bit helps add to accessibility.
Fishing is one sport that can to be enjoyed by anyone irrespective of their physical ability. While searching for fisheries accessible to disabled anglers in England I have found so many bits of kit are available to help folk get out on the water fishing. Basics like good paths, parking adjacent to productive fishing spots, level access to lodges and loos are an essential. Let us hope more fishery owners can add to their facilities for the future.
The Online Magazine continues with news, articles and features including reports from popular fisheries.
Spinfish subscribes to the principles of restraint when taking fish. We also urge anglers to be considerate when releasing fish. If it is possible to unhook a fish in the water with forceps do so, if not net the fish and keep it in the water. Avoid handling the fish at all. Avoid bringing it ashore but if you must, keep it in the wet net and get it back asap.
Now we come to taking photos. If you do so do it quickly, there really is no need for you to pose with the fish, holding it, damaging it, stressing it. A quick pic in the net, in the water, to quote Punch" thats the way to do it!".
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