Oh! Yes you can!
Coarse fishing on the Union Canal
You will find Pike, Roach, Perch, Tench, Dace, Common Bream, Silver Bream and Ruffe in the Union Canal
There is no close season. Stretches of the Canal are leased to angling clubs.
Any method coarse fishing. Two rods max, three rods max when pike fishing.
Fishing from tow path side only. No fishing within 25 metres of any
lock or swing bridge.
Permits from LCAPS (Lowland Canal Angling Partnership Scotland) C/o British Waterways, Lowland Canals. Falkirk Wheel, Falkirk. Tel: 01324 671217. Their office is now located at the Falkirk Wheel complex. Yearly permit (from date of issue) adults £15 Juveniles £3 (2005).
Snowlines Fishing Tackle
14/15 Bruntsfield Place
Edinburgh EH10 4HN
Tel: 0131 229 2402
Fish and Fly
Fly fishing in the UK & Europe for trout, salmon, grayling and other species.
Bill Drew lives in Selkirk in the Scottish Borders and fishes for brown trout and grayling in the River Tweed and its tributaries.
Fresh water fishing opportunities nearby:
Fishing in the Pentlands, with details of fishing in the Pentland and across the Lothians.
||Tel: 0131 445 4141
||Broxburn, West Lothian
||Tel: 0802 307714
Duddingston Loch near Edinburgh is teeming with a variety of wildlife and some big carp to twenty pounds.
Free permits for fishing at Duddingston Loch are available from the Ranger Service
- fishing is on a catch and release basis.