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Wear appropriate clothes

Always be prepared for the weather. Pack in extra layers and bring along waterproof jacket and over trousers. Your boots must be sturdy and waterproof. In boggy places consider wearing wellies or waders. Remember while fishing you will mostly be exposed to wind and being close to water the air temperature will certainly be few degrees lower than what you can expect in urban areas.


Insect Repellent

Scottish midges are notorious and can be a serious nuisance to your enjoyment if you are not well prepared. A bit of a breeze keeps the midges at bay which is often the case close to the water but on odd occasions when the wind drops, and flat calm descends on the water midges have the potential to make your stay impossible. So, carry insect repellent. Investing in a midge net which goes over your head will help you keep fishing regardless.


Sunglasses

 

AWARENESS


Don’t take risks


Overhead electricity cables

 

Fishery rules

Sunglasses will protect you from sun’s harmful rays as well as helping you see in the water by reducing reflection but are also essential to protect your eyes from sharp hooks. 

 

To avoid hook injuries when fishing keep away from other people and do not cast when people are behind you.

 

 

 

Be careful and do not take unnecessary risks when fishing from slippery banks and rocks. Extra care must be taken when fishing close to deep water, high cliffs and fast flowing water.

 

 

 

 

 

Be careful and do not take unnecessary risks when fishing from slippery banks and rocks. Extra care must be taken when fishing close to deep water, high cliffs and fast flowing water.

 

 

When fishing at a water always follow fishery rules and other byelaws that may be applicable.