SCOT­LAND

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EAST COAST

This is the tran­si­tion stage from win­ter species to sum­mer fish. Most of the fish­ing in Fife will be from the sandy beaches, such as Leven and Kirk­caldy for floun­ders and oc­ca­sional tur­bot on worm and fish baits. The Tay Es­tu­ary will have floun­ders; River­side Drive in Dundee, and Wor­mit are the hotspots.

Most of the cod have moved off­shore, but in East Loth­ian there is still a chance from Tor­ness, Dun­bar and Pease Bay in the mixed to rough ground; use worm baits and rot­ten-bot­tom gear. Plenty of floun­ders on the beaches to worm and fish baits.

Try beaches such as Long­nid­dry, Gul­lane, Yel­lowcraigs or Belhaven, which are best over low wa­ter, but fish can come on at any state of the tide.

Tackle shop: Mike’s Tackle, Ed­in­burgh, tel: 0131 657 3258.

WEST COAST

This is tra­di­tion­ally the qui­etest part of the year in the Clyde area as an­glers wait for the first peel of crabs. There will be some small fish at Gourock and Greenock, mainly dabs and codling. Still a few dog­fish in Loch Fyne, but fish­ing into dark­ness is es­sen­tial.

Tackle shop: The Sports Shop, Stran­raer, tel: 01776 702705.

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