Chris Halliday and his committee are determined to ensure that fishing remains affordable for local people on the River Esk. The chairman of Musselburgh and District Angling Association (MDAA) knows only too well how important that is because he made his first casts on the same river. And he is especially keen to encourage youngsters into the sport he loves. Halliday said the committee are looking at different projects to achieve this and another objective is to improve and maintain the habitat for future generations, and that is not just the fish. That is why the committee have forged close links with the Forth Rivers Trust (FRT) and the Forth District Salmon Fisheries Board (FDSFB).