Angling During the Lockdown: Scottish Government Guidance

Following the latest restrictions imposed by the Scottish Government with effect from the 5th January 2021, the First Minister acknowledged that it is important for physical and mental well-being that we can get outdoors for fresh air and exercise as much as possible. Given this, local outdoor recreation, sport or exercise is to be considered an appropriate reason for leaving home. Unlike the lockdown last year, the frequency of outdoor exercise is not being limited.

Outdoor non-contact activities such as walking, cycling and golf are permitted for all age groups.

Angling is also permissible provided this is within a single household group, or the group contains no more than 2 people from 2 different households. Children under the age of 12 from these households do not count towards this number.

You can travel for local outdoor sport or exercise such as angling but must stay within the more general requirements with regard to travel and ensure that you abide by the rules on meeting other households. In general, stay as close to home as possible – within your local authority, or no more than 5 miles from the boundary – and stay away from crowded places.
Full details, together with links to further guidance, can be found by clicking on the link below:

https://blogs.gov.scot/marine-scotland/2021/01/05/guidance-for-anglers-during-coronavirus/

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