- 23 Apr 2021
Continuing progress to reduce the spread of the coronavirus in Scotland, along with the roll-out of the vaccine programme and other measures, means that there has been further easing of the restrictions in most areas of Scotland.
Angling is permitted throughout Scotland but you must stay within the more general requirements with regard to restricting the spread of COVID-19.
Scotland currently follows a levels system. There are 5 levels (0-4) and each has a different set of rules on what you can and cannot do. Find out the level and rules for an area using the postcode checker.
Travel rules are also dependent on the levels. Read more: guidance on travel.
All organised sports and activities are permitted, provided appropriate safety measures are followed.
Clubs and competition organisers will need to refer to guidance produced by sportscotland and by Angling Scotland, and ensure they operate in line with the guidance.
Fishing huts etc
Fishing huts and similar facilities may be opened, but access to the hut should be pre-booked and subject to wider guidance on distancing indoors, hygiene, etc.
Detailed guidance on opening up sports and similar facilities is available on sportsscotland’s website.
Angling from charter boats is permissible but must continue to be conducted in line with wider restrictions on physical distancing, good hygiene practice etc.
Detailed guidance on charter boat fishing has been prepared by Angling Scotland.
Detailed guidance on safe conduct while angling is available on:
General guidance can also be found at: www.gov/scot/coronavirus