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Best Trout Flies To Use In September

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Best Trout Flies To Use In September

13.09.2019

As it comes towards the back end of the trout season, trout are starting to feed up before the colder temperatures start rolling in. During this feeding up process, you can rest assured the trout will be honing in on the abundance of pin fry that becomes present in our…
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Best Trout Flies To Use In August

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Best Trout Flies To Use In August

13.09.2019

August is an exciting month to target trout, with an abundance of food readily available; rainbow trout are feeding up and are in tip-top fighting condition. The late summer nights can produce some spectacular visual action as trout start feeding heavily on daddy long legs and with the increasing appearance…
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Hidden Gems

Hidden Gems
Hidden Gems

29.08.2019

There is an abundance of renowned fishing locations in Scotland. Locations that are known to hold fish or known for ease of access and in the age of social media, Google earth and online forums it is easy for these locations to become hot spots for the masses to descend…
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What Wading Boots To Buy

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What Wading Boots To Buy

23.08.2019

When you buy new stockingfoot waders, the chances are the next thing on your shopping list is a pair of wading boots. This is probably the most underrated part of a anglers fishing kit, and can play a vital role in determining whether you fish, or ironically being the one…
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Fly Fishing – Keeping It Simple

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Fly Fishing – Keeping It Simple

19.08.2019

As with many things in life, fly fishing can become very complicated and difficult because you hear so many comments saying you need this, you need that. But what do we actually need to have a good time on the river bank? It’s very easy to get distracted from the…
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Big Perch, A Slight Obsession

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Big Perch, A Slight Obsession

19.08.2019

There is a fish, perhaps more widespread than any freshwater species in the country. A fish that is often the first a young angler encounters and one that is thereafter commonly overlooked and under-appreciated. In they’re smaller sizes they are a species that can be found in almost any body…
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How Does A Downrigger Work?

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How Does A Downrigger Work?

05.08.2019

A downrigger allows you to fish a lure or bait at a specific depth accurately behind a trolling boat. A downrigger contains a rod holder for storing your downrigger rod when it is actively fishing. The cannonball weight is deployed to the selected depth and allows the lure or bait…
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Dunfermline Promotional Weekend

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Dunfermline Promotional Weekend

25.07.2019

Angling Active Dunfermline Promotional Weekend Saturday 31st August – Sunday 1st September Location 10 Halbeath Road, Dunfermline, Fife, KY12 7QX, Scotland Times Saturday: 0900hrs – 1730hrs Sunday: 1000hrs – 1600hrs Yes, you read that right! Angling Active Dunfermline are having a promotional weekend on Saturday 31st August and Sunday 1st…
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Small Stream Fishing

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Small Stream Fishing

18.07.2019

At this time of year, I like to put the pike and streamer gear away and get a few weeks fishing on the local burns that are within cycling distance of my home. Fishing these little burns and rivers provide us anglers a multitude of fishing opportunities. These little waterways…
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Feeder Fishing Tactics

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Feeder Fishing Tactics

14.07.2019

When asked to think of fishing in Scotland, one would be forgiven for automatically picturing scenes of tree-lined rivers with figures dressed in Tweed, beautifully and artistically casting a fly line across a Salmon filled pool. Perhaps a drifting boat occupied by a Ghillie and their client, casting to a…
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Choosing A Fly Reel

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Choosing A Fly Reel

09.07.2019

How do I choose a fly reel? Probably one of the coolest parts of a fly fishing outfit, fly reels are easy to get excited about for many reasons. They are technical (lots of discussion points), they come in lots of different designs and colours and the ever so sweet…
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Mackerel Fishing Rigs

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Mackerel Fishing Rigs

28.06.2019

The summer months in the UK will see many anglers take to the coastline to target mackerel that will head into our shores. Mackerel being a migratory fish will find their way to UK shores in early to mid-summer as they seek warmer water. They feed actively on prey fish…
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