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#AskAnAngler Series – Why use a multi-tip Salmon fly line?

Chris Grantham explores the value in purchasing a multi-tip Salmon fly line. This is part of a new mini Youtube series inviting you to ask professionals from all over the UK about your fishing queries. You can ask a question on FishPal or Angling Active Facebook and Twitter pages by including the hashtag #AskAnAngler.

Video: New Caledonia Fly Company Salmon Range 2016 at Stanley.

headerbg125a April 2016: We took a trip to Stanley to see Bob White on the River Tay. Bob is responsible for 4 beats on the lower Tay being Catholes, Pitlochrie, Benchil and Luncarty. Bob is also the author of the Tay Pages which is an informative and addictive blog that satisfies those looking for that extra bit of Ghillie “know-how” in preparation for their outings.
Caledonia Fly Company’s Malcom Anderson introduces the company, the ethos behind the brand, and he touches on the newest range of Salmon flies available for 2016. These include some variations of old favourites and some completely new patterns like the “Lady Meikleour”  
LADY MEIKLEOUR PATRIOT DOUBLE 2218

LADY MEIKLEOUR PATRIOT DOUBLE 2218

  Watch this video and discover how much goes in to the flies that we stock at Angling Active. Not only does the Caledonia Fly Company provide Salmon flies, but also it design and ties flies for every other fish that can be caught on the fly. “You name it, we tie it.” Check out the new 2016 salmon range here

Free Prize Draw – Greys GR70 10′ #7 Fly Rod with Platinum WF7F line worth £309.98

Free Prize Draw – Greys GR70 10' #7 Fly Rod with Platinum WF7F line worth £309.98

River Devon Fishing Permits 2016

Upper River Devon (Map 2014)

Upper River Devon (Map 2014)

Lower River Devon (Map 2014)

Lower River Devon (Map 2014)

  Season:

Salmon & Seatrout 15th March – 31st October

Trout 15th March – 6th October (Glenquey 1st April – 30th Sept)

    Permits Available from:
Angling Active, Agricultural Centre, Stirling,FK9 4RN,Scotland

Angling Active,
Agricultural Centre, Stirling, FK9 4RN, Scotland. 01786430400

  Prices:
Trout Adult Junior
Season £17.00 £5.00
Day Permit £8.00 £3.00
Brown Trout, Salmon & Sea Trout Adult  
Season* £45.00 & Junior
Day Permit £15.00
*Postal Application only.
Devon Angling Review Issue 18. (Page 1).

Devon Angling Review Issue 18. (Page 1).

Devon Angling Review Issue 18. (Page 2).

Devon Angling Review Issue 18. (Page 2).

Notes:
  • No Sunday Fishing on the River Devon.
  • Glenquey Reservoir is fly only. Sunday fishing is allowed.
  • No Trout less than 10′ in length shall be taken
  • A maximum limit of 4 fish per rod per day is allowed on th River Devon and Glenquey Reservoir.
  • The use of powerboat is prohibited on the River Devon and Glenquey Reservoir.
  • Worming for trout is allowed provided the trace line has a minimum breaking strain of 3lb and maximum hook size is 10 (single only). No spinner bigger than Mepps 1 may be used when trout fishing.
  • Trout anglers should give way to salmon anglers.
  • End of season catch reports (even if nil) should be returned to the Secretary, Committee Members or Ticket Agencies.
  Regulations: 1. Angling on the River Devon is permitted only for members of the DAA who hold a current permit for either trout, trout and salmon or salmon alone fishing within the dates specified on the permit. Likewise, angling on Glenquey Reservoir is permitted only for persons, including members of the DAA, who have a current day permit to fish the water Fishing on the River Devon is not permitted on Sundays. All legal methods of fishing for trout are acceptable using a single rod held in the hand at all times. The use of power baits, set lines, outboards, nets etc. are NOT acceptable practices. Trout less than 10 inches (25cms) or tagged fish should be returned, the latter after a note has been taken of the tag colour/ number and the size of fish No more than four sizable fish should be taken per day. A record kept noting the date, number and size of the fish caught and kept (if any) should be sent to the Secretary at the end of the season to enable the Committee to assess future stocking requirements. 2. Angling on the Devon and its tributaries upstream from the Menstrie/Tillibody Bridge to the dam below Castlehill Reservoir is permitted with certain sections as follows accepted:
  • The left bank within the grounds ofthe factory at Menstrie
  • The left bank at Kersie Pow farm
  •  The right bank at Glenfoot Farm, Marchglen
  •  The caravan site at Rackmill, Dollar
  •  The left bank from Dollar Bum to the south boundary at Linnbank Farm
  •  The left bank at Muckhart Mill
  •  The Rumbling Bridge Gorge
  •  The entire left bank from Rumbling Br’idge Gorge through Crook of Devon to the Deer Farm fence perimeter opposite to the Scout Camp and the right bank through Crook of Devon to the Scout Camp
  • The left bank from the A91 road br’idge (Fossoway) past the fish farm up to the weir
  •  From September 1St between the yellow 30 metre marker posts at Dollar Weir The terms left and right used here refer to the banks as the angler fishes upstream
3. At Glenquey Reservoir:
  • Sunday fishing is allowed
  •  A day ticket must be purchased before commencing to fish
  •  Members are requested to park in the Anglers Car Park in such a way that 6 cars may be accommodated
  •  Fishing is strictly from the bank only; and the use of Float Tubes or other craft for fishing is not permitted
  •  Fishing is by fly only (No spinning or bait fishing allowed) and a maximum of 4 sizeable trout may be taken
  •  Great care should be taken when wading especially in low water conditions as in some parts the bottom is very soft
  •  Please return tickets to the box with catches marked. There will be a monthly draw of returned tickets, resulting in a free day’s fishing for some lucky angler
4. Salmon/ Sea Trout Fishing:
  • This fishing extends from the Wooden Bridge below the Cauldrom Linn to the Tullibody/Menstrie road bridge
  •  Season tickets are obtainable only from the Hon. Secretary and must be purchased by 31st July
  •  A daily permit is available – five from the Dollar Paper Shop and five from Stenhouse, Tillicoultry
  •  All members or permit holders must send in a catch return for the season by 20th November in support of the next season’s application
  •  A detailed Code of Practice for Salmon and Sea Trout Fishing is issued along with membership.
  Code of Practice – General Members are expected to comply with the Country Code, and respect the privacy, property and interests of the riparian owners who kindly allow the DAA access through their land. Anglers should be considerate to other persons who live by or enjoy the river or loch side environments. While Bailiffs are employed by the DAA, it is in the members interest to courteously ascertain whether other anglers met on the DAA’s waters are indeed holders of a current permit. If a problem of pollution or major obstruction on the river is observed, please advise the Hon. Secretary and/ or SEPA as soon as possible
  SEPA River Levels: Glenochil – http://apps.sepa.org.uk/waterlevels/default.aspx?sd=t&lc=14891   Discussion of the fishery: The Devon Angling Association – http://devonanglingassociation.org.uk      

River Carron Fishing Permits 2016

River Carron Fisings Map

River Carron Fisings Map – Click to enlarge

  Season:

Salmon & Seatrout 15th March – 31st October

Trout 15th March – 6th October

  Permits Available from:
Angling Active, Agricultural Centre, Stirling,FK9 4RN,Scotland

Angling Active,
Agricultural Centre, Stirling, FK9 4RN, Scotland. 01786430400

  Prices:
Adult (65+) (16 or under)*
Season £50.00 Senior £30 (up to 16yo) Junior £16
Day Permit £9.00 £5.00 £2.00
Weekly Permit £18.00 £18.00
 
*UNDER AGE 10 FREE IF ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT OR GUARDIAN
  Notes:  
Carron River Fishing Notes and L.A.S.A.C. Recommendations

Carron River Fishing Notes and L.A.S.A.C. Recommendations

Regulations on the Permit:
River Carron Fishing Rules & Regulations

River Carron Fishing Rules & Regulations

  SEPA River Levels at Headswood on the River Carron: http://apps.sepa.org.uk/waterlevels/default.aspx?sd=t&lc=14886   Discussion of the fishery: Community – https://uk.groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/lsacscotland/info Website – http://www.lasac.org.uk/river_carron.html        

River Balvaig Fishing Permits 2016

River Balvaig Fishing - Google Earth

River Balvaig Fishing – Google Earth

  Season:

Salmon & Seatrout 1st Feb – 31st October (no Sunday Fishing).

Trout 15th March – 6th October (Sunday Fishing Permitted).

  Permits Available from:
Angling Active, Agricultural Centre, Stirling,FK9 4RN,Scotland

Angling Active,
Agricultural Centre, Stirling, FK9 4RN, Scotland. 01786430400

  Prices:
Adult Junior (under 16) & OAP
Day Permit £7.00 £5.00
Season Permit £70.00 £50.00
Week Permit £35.00 £25.00

Notes:

  • East and West banks are fishable on these permits.
  • “We”(Beananach Fishings) recommend a bag limit of two brace is enough for anyone to take home per day.
 

Regulations on the Permit:

Salmon & Sea Trout: No organic baits from 1st Feb – 31st May or from 27th Aug – 31st Oct. Organic baits may be fished from 1st June until 26th August only. Brown Trout: Worm and maggot fishing is permitted throughout the season.

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