River Avon now Open

“Following the announcement from the Scottish Government today 28th May, Beats 3, 4 and 5 of the River Avon are once again open to LAC members to fish. Please read and adhere to the attached guidelines from Angling Scotland regarding Social Distancing while fishing particularly with regard to parking. Please also note the recommended restriction on distances that can be travelled to access fishing.

As our ultimate leaseholder, Crown Estates has formally given the River Avon Federation permission to commence angling. If challenged by members of the public or landowners, please explain this tactfully to them.

At all times members should carry their membership cards and leave some form of membership visible within their cars. Please note that FDSFB bailiffs are patrolling the rivers and have had poachers removed by police during the Lockdown.

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Restrictions Update

 “Angling” is still not allowed by the Scottish government and members should not be fishing the Avon! Outings are still cancelled for the foreseeable future? As soon as things change we will announce with appropriate fanfares.

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Trout Food

Check out the new trout food page under River Avon Fishing!

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Covid 19 Urgent Update

Outings – COVID 19 Update.

Due to the recent government lock down, fisheries continue to close. At present the Committee have been advised that Bangour Reservoir, , Black Loch, Roslynlee, Glencorse Reservoir and Linlithgow Loch have now shut for the foreseeable future. All proposed outings to these fisheries are now cancelled. We will continue to review the situation and update members as soon as the situation clarifies.

Given the uncertainty NO Outings cheques from members will be lodged for April and probably for May as well. Unfortunately cheques dated for March 2020 have been banked. Refunds will be issued to those members affected in due course.

“Fishing” does not come under the Government’s definition of “Exercise” for an individual. We therefore ask all members not to fish the Avon until the Government clarifies their current advice. This is unlikely to happen until the end of April. Please also note that registration numbers and details of any cars seen by FRT Bailiffs and police at parking spots on the Avon are being noted and may be investigated at a later stage.

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Covid19 – Urgent please read

Outings – COVID 19 Update.

Due to the recent government lock down, fisheries continue to close. At present the Committee have been advised that Bangour Reservoir, Glencorse Reservoir and Linlithgow Loch have now shut for the foreseeable future. All proposed outings to these fisheries are now cancelled. We will continue to review the situation and update members as soon as the situation clarifies.

Given the uncertainty NO Outings cheques from members will be lodged for April and probably for May as well. Unfortunately cheques dated for March 2020 have been banked. Refunds will be issued to those members affected in due course.

The Angling Trust has today issued advice that “Fishing” does not come under the Government’s definition of “Exercise” for an individual. We therefore ask all members to not fish the Avon until the Government clarifies their current advice. This is unlikely to happen before Easter.

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Bangour Outing Cancelled!

The April 5th Outing to Bangour is Cancelled. Refund cheques will be issued to those anglers who wanted to attend in due course.

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Trout in the Classroom – Help Wanted

The release day for the fry from the Fish in the Classroom project is MONDAY 16th MARCH. 

The first release will be of fish from Linlithgow Bridge Primary School. The release will be in to the Mains Burn at Listloaning Park, Linlithgow Bridge. This is the small football ground that sits just to the west of the school.
Amy from Forth Rivers Trust will drop off some equipment for inverts at around 10.15 and head into the Linlithgow Bridge Primary school for 10.30 to bag the fish. Kids will be back from break at 10.45 to head down then. I suggest we, the volunteers, meet at Listloaning Park at 10.00am.Springfield Primary will be in the afternoon.

The second site, for Springfield Primary, is in the Peel grounds, east of the Palace behind the Low Port Primary school grounds where the Bells Burn flows. The kids will arrive at 1.30/ 1.45pm. 

We should have the second site set up from 1.00pm.
We will need volunteers to kick-sample the burns prior to the children arriving.

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Litter pick of Mains burn

We are holding a litter pick of the mains burn, Saturday 14th March, meet at the Rugby club at 10.00. All volunteers welcome.

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Season 2020 Opening Day

Our season will open on the 15th March with a celebratory dram at the Quarry Bridge at 12.00 noon. All welcome.

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Fishing outings

This years fishing outings have been added to the Stillwater fishing page, the full details will be sent out with your membership renewal form.

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