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An Introduction to BFS

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An Introduction to BFS

09.03.2022

What is BFS? BFS stands for Bait Finesse System. This system is made up of a baitcasting reel with a shallow lightweight spool and a light, or ultralight, action baitcaster rod. This setup allows the angler to effectively fish lures in the 1g to 7g weight range, something that has…
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7 Reasons Why Fishing Is Good For Your Mental Health

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7 Reasons Why Fishing Is Good For Your Mental Health

18.11.2020

Taking to the water with a fishing rod, while enjoying the great outdoors has significant mental health benefits, including; reduced stress, increased concentration, boosted mood and overall improvement of self-esteem. Getting out on the bank for a relatively short period of time is a fantastic way to combat the stress…
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Ahrex Hook Review

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Ahrex Hook Review

25.04.2019

Ahrex hooks are a relatively new company in the fly tying world but seem to have already taken it by storm. The Danish-based company mainly specialise in saltwater and predator hooks but recently, they have branched out with a wide range of freshwater hooks and already the feedback has been…
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Marco Ezzi – Early Season Trout Fishing

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Marco Ezzi – Early Season Trout Fishing

29.03.2019

As the trout season kicks off and the water temperatures start to rise, large stillwater boat venues are starting to come to life again. Let’s hope the weather is kind to us this year and we have yet another amazing trout season. After fishing for six years or so, I…
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The Scottish Fly Fair 2019

The Scottish Fly Fair 2019

05.03.2019

Yes, we will be attending the number one social gathering for fly fishing & fly tying enthusiasts in Scotland, The Scottish Fly Fair! The eagerly anticipated event is in its second year and it’s going to be bigger and better than ever before! A weekend full of some of the…
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River Teith Opening Day 2019

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River Teith Opening Day 2019

01.02.2019

See our photos of the opening day on the River Teith in 2019. With over 400 anglers braving the cold weather for the opening celebrations the year ahead looks very promising.
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Anglers National Line Recycling Scheme

Anglers National Line Recycling Scheme

09.08.2018

400 MILLION METRES – The amount of line discarded per annum if 2 million UK anglers only re-spools 2 reels with 200m of monofilament line once a year. That’s enough to get to the Moon! 600 YEARS – The amount of time it takes for heavy monofilament to degrade in…
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Fly Tying Pro Day 2017

Fly Tying Pro Day 2017

07.11.2017

The Pro’s are coming back, and you are invited… Angling Active Fly Tying Pro Day 2017   Date: Saturday 16th December 2017 Time: 10:30am – 3:30pm Venue: Angling Active Entry: Free Parking: Free (lots of it!) Raffle: Incredible Prizes Casting: Tuition and ‘try before you buy’ Fundraising: Strathcarron Hospice   It is…
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Travel Biosecurity – Do I Need to Disinfect my Fishing Equipment?

Travel Biosecurity – Do I Need to Disinfect my Fishing Equipment?

19.02.2017

Biosecurity in waterways is no new matter. In angling, the most tragic and horrendous loss of Salmon due to the unfortunate introduction of a parasite into a waterway was in Norway. Catastrophic losses of wild Atlantic salmon occurred here in the 1970s following the introduction of Gyrodactylus Salaris (aka.Salmon Fluke or slang Gyro).…
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Fly Fest 2016 Video

Fly Fest 2016 Video

05.10.2016

A huge success for Fly Fest 2016. We can’t thank the organisers enough for a great weekend and giving us the opportunity to be behind the October 2016 Fly Fest. We can’t wait for the Scottish Fly Fest in Spring 2017! Stay tuned here: http://flyfest.org/scotland.html
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SANACC Scottish Club Championships Final 2016 – The Lake of Menteith.

SANACC Scottish Club Championships Final 2016 – The Lake of Menteith.

03.10.2016

The 2016 final of the SANACC Scottish Club Championships were held on the on 30/9/16. The cancellation of the boats on the previous day due to high winds seemed to have given the fish a rest and the fishery was on top form for the competition. The weather was much…
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2016 – Kilchoman UK Saltwater Fly Fishing Festival, “The Salt”

2016 – Kilchoman UK Saltwater Fly Fishing Festival, “The Salt”

30.09.2016

Typical Bass Territory Another very exciting  “The Salt” festival took place in iconic Cornish town – St. Mawes over the weekend of 16-18 September 2016. Angling Active were there to support the 3 day event, defend Steven Mcvean’s title of winner last year, and film the best bits. Here is…
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