Fishing Around the Forth – new initiative aiming to make it easier to fish

An excellent profile of the Fishing around the Forth online hub – described as a ‘Wikipedia for fishing’ in the extensive Forth catchment area. 

FISHING restrictions are being lifted in the Forth basin as part of a pilot project to reinvigorate some of Scotland’s rivers.

Due to limited access to fishing shops and angling club houses a number of fishing clubs and a fishery board have come together to remove the restrictions for anglers. Fishing licences are being offered to local anglers in a bid to encourage socially distanced fishing as the season begins.

The 2021 salmon fishing season is about to begin on 1st February and preparations for the brown trout fishing season beginning on 15th March. Licensed angling is one of the permitted exercises outlined by the Scottish Government in the latest coronavirus pandemic guidance.

Called Fishing Around the Forth, a new online hub allows anglers interested in finding out more about the opportunities to fish can do so in one place.