Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today (Monday 18th) opened up the possibility that some
local angling may soon return in Scotland, with Scottish Government set to announce its roadmap for a
phased easing of lockdown this Thursday.
In her daily press briefing the First Minister mentioned that some outdoor activities such as golf and fishing would be likely to form part of the initial stage plans for removing some present restrictions, if the progress on Covid-19 measures continue to work.
However, it is unlikely any changes will happen until after the next formal review on May 28th.
The SGA Fishing Group, which has written to Ministers on the subject, has welcomed the potential easing and will await the formal announcement this week.
A Spokesman for The SGA Fishing Group said:
“We would welcome a return to local area angling and outlined to Ministers how we feel this may be done safely, minimising the risk of Covid-19 transmission.