Forth And Teith News.
The Forth's First Of The Season 2012.

The Forth yielded it's 1st fish of the season on the 6th March , and it was a topper!! Jim Pender, fishing a floating devon, hooked the 16lb bar of silver in the Dykes Pool . Congratulations to you Jim, your photos can be seen on the gallery page.


Stirling Council Fisheries Opening Day 2012.

The Teith season was officialy opened on Wednesday past by Scott MacKenzie and was well attended by many enthusiastic and impatient anglers. After the speeches and presentations by Provost Fergus Woods , Scott graced the river with the contents of the Ceremonial Quaich and we were off!!!

The Honours for the day fell to Clel Smith from Ayrshire, a rookie salmon fisher, who landed a sparkling 13lb springer from the Post Office Pool (see Fish Gallery) on a toby and was later presented with a trophy and a bottle of malt for his efforts. Well done Clel!!
There were a couple of near things also , a couple of cracking fish caught by Gordon McKinnon and Bryan Miles from the Black Hole and Geisher. However , both were deemed to be last years models by our Bailliffs and unfortunately were ruled out of the competition. Better luck next time lads.

Davy Jones and his team would like to thank everyone for taking part and wish you all "Tight Lines" for the new season.


Around the river I heard of 2 springers (one sea liced) both around 10lb from the Leny by Jim Baillie's party. These fish were significant in that the Leny stopped producing opening day fish around 10 years ago to the best of my knowledge. I need to check with Willie Mutch and report back on that one!! Another spring fish of similar size was landed at Cambusmore so despite the poor conditions of low water, bright skies and low temperatures , we did all right!! Roll on a spate!

Great to be out again.


Stirling Council Fisheries Opening Day 2012.

Stirling Council Fisheries will be officially opened on Wednesday 1st. February 2012 by 3 times world speycasting champion Scott MacKenzie. This is the 3rd annual opening ceremony and Scott follows in the footsteps of Sir Ian Botham and Neen McKay respectively.
There will be the usual parade of anglers from Ancaster Square Callander to the Meadows car park where Scott will open the new season. Parade will commence at 9.15am. There will be stalls for Angling Active and Deanston distillery and there will be prizes for the first fish caught and also the heaviest fish caught. Scott will demonstrate his range of rods and lines and will offer advice and tuition in the art of spey casting. Everybody is welcome and we are hoping for a good turnout as in previous years.
This is a great opportunity to learn from one of the best casters around, its a free event and who knows there might be a good deal to be had on some new tackle. Myself and my staff look forward to meeting everybody on the day and heres hoping we have a great season.
Tight lines.
D.J.

To view Scott's website see Scott.

Stirling Council Forth Beat 2011 Catch Returns
Stirling Council Teith Beat 2011 Catch Returns
Stirling Fisheries Charges 2012.

The council have published their ticket prices for 2012 season , a 5% increase overall from last year. It should be noted that 2012 season will be 100%C&R for salmon and sea trout until June 1st.

SEASON - VISITOR 268.00 ROVING 400.
CONCESSION 210.00 316.00
SEASON - RESIDENT 184.00 ROVING 274.00
CONCESSION 137.00 205.00
JUVENILLE 12-16YRS SEASON 71.00 ROVING 106.00
UP TO 3 NAMED CHILDREN ON ADULT PERMIT 37.00
CORPORATE ROD 274.00
DAY PERMITS FEB-MAY ADULT 27.00
JUN-JULY ADULT 37.00
AUG-OCT ADULT 50.00
CHILDS TICKET WILL BE 11.00 AT ANYTIME.
GRAYLING SEASON PERMIT 27.00

For further information see Fishery Rules. and Permit Info. Please note that the Stirling Council site may yet require to be updated to inlude 2012 rules, regulations and prices.

2011 Opening Day Video
2010 Opening Day Video