River Forth & Teith 2015 Permit Prices

The excitement of a new season ahead is triggered here at Angling Active by the announcement that permits are now available to purchase in-store for the 2015 season on the River’s Forth & Teith. The river is due to open by Countryfile presenter Adam Henson on the 2nd February, where the traditional piper led parade of anglers and opening ceremony will take place from 9am in Callander.

Fishing 2015 River Forth in Stirling & River Teith in Callander Flyer: Click to view.
Forth & Teith Fishing Flyer 2015 Back
Forth & Teith Fishing Flyer 2015 FRONT

Stirling Council Fisheries have put together a range of fishing permits to suit everyone’s needs. 1, 3 and 5 day permits are suitable for visiting or occasional anglers. Cost effective season permits are available that make excellent financial sense to those who intend to fish frequently. Alternatively, an angler can purchase a roving ticket, which allows the angler to fish both the Forth and the Teith on the same permit and offers further savings.

For adults who wish to fish with their kids, up to three named children under the age of 16 can be added to an adult permit for a single additional fee.

Stirling Council Fisheries have a strong focus on accessibility and they have in place excellent facilities for disabled anglers on both rivers. Disabled Access Platforms have been erected on the Forth at Craigforth and also on the Teith at the Geisher Pool on the outskirts of Callander. Both rivers allow fly fishing, spinning and also bait fishing, so from beginner to the most experienced angler there is a real chance of catching the “king of fish”

Season Dates: 1st February( is a Sunday, therefore opening Monday 2nd February) – 31st October

Please note – when applying for a permit you will need to provide:
-Proof of address is required for ALL Permits.
-Two passport sized photographs are required for both resident and visitor season permits.
-Two proofs of address for resident permits and one proof of address for visitor permits, both will be -required to be supported by photographic evidence eg driving licence or passport
-A completed application form, with documentary proof, will be required for all concession permits.
Council rules state permits cannot not be issued unless this criteria is met. Passport photos are not required for day/week permits but please still bring your ID with you.
To establish if you require a Visitor or Resident permit, your main address is either within or outwith the Stirling Council.

River Forth & River Teith Stirling Council Fishing Map:

River Forth and Teith Fishing Stirling Council Map

Resident Season Permit Prices
(must have a permanent address in Stirling Council area)

Residents Season Permits Roving Permits
Adult £200 £296
Juvenile (12-16yrs) £76 £114
Concession £148 £221
Up to 3 named Children (up to 16yrs) on Adult Ticket £40 £40

Visitor Season Permit Prices
(Not permanently resident in Stirling Council area)

Visitors Season Permits Roving Permits
Adult £289 £429
Juvenile (12-16yrs) £76 £114
Concession £226 £342
Up to 3 named Children (up to 16yrs) on Adult Ticket £40 £40

Day Permit Prices

Day Permits Adult Child
February – May
1 Day Ticket £30 £11 (acc by adult)
3 Day Ticket £69 £29 (acc by adult)
5 Day Ticket £97 £40 (acc by adult)
June – July
1 Day Ticket £40 (1 tag) £11 (acc by adult) 1 tag
3 Day Ticket £97 (2 tags) £29 (acc by adult) 1 tag
5 Day Ticket £142 (2 tags) £40 (acc by adult) 1 tag
August – October
1 Day Ticket £55 (1 tag) £11 (acc by adult) 1 tag
3 Day Ticket £137 (2 tags) £29 (acc by adult) 1 tag
5 Day Ticket £187 (2 tags) £40 (acc by adult) 1 tag

Concession permits are available directly from the council offices and cannot be purchased from Angling Active.

Saving the Forth and Teith Salmon

To promote conservation of salmon and sea trout that run on the Forth and Teith river system, catch and release is strongly encouraged. Stirling Council were one of the first in the UK to introduce carcass tagging in an effort to limit the number of fish removed. Continuing this policy, anglers are required to tag each fish that is kept and the number of tags supplied with each ticket is limited to the following:

Adult Forth season permits – 5 salmon tags
Adult Teith season permits – 5 salmon and 5 sea trout tags
Juvenile season tickets – 2 tags
No additional tags are provided for juveniles added to an adult ticket
A roving season permit will be supplied 5 salmon tags and 5 sea trout tags

Angling Active Ltd, Stirling is working in partnership with Stirling Council to promote conservation of Salmon & Seatrout that run the Forth and Teith River system. Anglers that clearly demonstrate conservation will be rewarded with a fishing cap with the message “Saving Forth & Teith Salmon” thereon. It is hoped this initiative will encourage anglers to consider catch and release, it should always be bourne in mind “dead salmon don’t spawn”.

For a full list of up to date rules and regulations please see the permit.
Also, further information can be found on the Stirling Council page: http://my.stirling.gov.uk/services/business-and-trade/countryside-and-farming/parks-gardens-and-open-spaces-facilities-information-and-events/fishing/fishing-permit-info/what-to-bring?theme=MyStirling

Santa fishing in Central Scotland 2014.

At Angling Active we are always in the spirit of things! This Christmas even more so than usual when we ran a “Seven Days of Christmas” competition for one lucky winner to be drawn at random each day. “Santa” visited all of our favourite spots on the Forth system namely the Pass of Leny, the Callander stretch of the Teith, the Lake of Monteith, the Forth below the M9 bridge overlooked by Stirling Castle, the Falkirk Wheel & the Kelpies at the Pheonix, and then at the very end of this magnificent system the Forth Road Bridge.

The competition went well and all 7 winners were drawn and awarded their prizes. Happy Christmas!

Santa at the Kelpies, Helix. Angling Active

Santa at the Kelpies, Helix. Angling Active

Santa on the Lake of Monteith. Angling Active

Santa on the Lake of Monteith. Angling Active

Santa on the Leny. Angling Active

Santa on the Leny. Angling Active

Santa on the Teith. Angling Active

Santa on the Teith. Angling Active

Santa at the Falkirk Wheel - Angling Active

Santa at the Falkirk Wheel – Angling Active

Santa at Stirling Castle, Forth. Angling Active

Santa at Stirling Castle, Forth. Angling Active

Santa at the Forth Road Bridge. Angling Active

Santa at the Forth Road Bridge. Angling Active

SIMMS Headwaters Large Sling Pack Review

We think this dark horse of a pack breaks the mould for comfort whilst out on the water.

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Click the image to watch the video.

A re-invented sling pack with features that are a pleasure to discover as you wear and use it. Store everything on your back but theres no need to struggle, when you need something it just slips around your body to reveal every pocket in front of you.

Click the image above to watch this video review.

If you own the SIMMS Headwaters Large Sling Pack, why not share your opinion on this product with anglers for your chance to win a £50 voucher each month! Click here!

Shimano Rarenium Ci4+ FB Spinning Reel Review

Lean, Strong and Smooth! No this is not a review on my wife’s wish-list of me. We now have the new 2014-15 Rarenium Ci4+ FB spinning reel in stock.

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Click the image to play the video.

We think this front drag, EFTTEX 2014-2015 ‘Fixed Spool’ winning spinning reel from Shimano, is at the forefront of mechanical technology. Exclusive composite build in the body and the “Magnumlite Ci4+” rotor means no loss of strength but the weight is slashed and performance enhanced with a smoother and more sensitive feel.

Usually when we see so many features in a spec list we think they might be gimmicks, but the Rarenium Ci4+ FB ain’t gimmicky!

Rarenium Ci4+ FB is an incredible reel coming in 1000, 2500 and 4000 sizes. Available from Angling Active.

If you own the Rarenium Ci4+ FB reel, why not share your opinion on this product with anglers for your chance to win a £50 voucher each month! Click here!

“Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional.” ― Roger Crawford

HD Salmon Jumping

HD Salmon Jumping – Click image to watch.

Click Here to watch: http://youtu.be/IJ35rVRNllY 

Atlantic Salmon sometimes brave more than could be imaginable, is the similarity between their hurdles and our problems as people comparable? Maybe the biggest difference is that we create most of our own problems, salmon don’t, they have to deal with our greed and naivety.

This Autumn we took the camera for a walk to a local set of falls and it was a relief to see these incredible creatures against all the odds of a bleak 2014 season with no water and very few fish being seen. Take a moment to appreciate what these fish have had to go through to get to these falls, and now what seems impossible, could be impossible … Is defeat optional?Click Here to watch: http://youtu.be/IJ35rVRNllY