Entry open for Edinburgh Shore League and Kingdom Fly Championship

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Newhaven hosts match six of the seven-leg Edinburgh New Year Shore Fishing League this week and names are being asked for while one heat of the Kingdom Fly Fishing Championship is already full.

Names are now being taken for the penultimate leg of the Edinburgh New Year Shore League on Friday, March 8.

It will be fished at the western end of the breakwater at Newhaven, a venue which has proved one of the best on the circuit so far.

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Registration is between 6pm and 6.15pm at Western Harbour Place, Edinburgh EH6 6NG and fishing is from 7pm to 10pm.

The breakwater at NewhavenThe breakwater at Newhaven
The breakwater at Newhaven

Contact the organiser Ian Campbell if you want a peg in the leg and the competition is sponsored by The Edinburgh Angling Centre, The Fishing Megastore and Cow and Rawle.

Mike Kyle from Easthouses in Midlothian is the leader of the seven-match event with 28 points with Gordon Lyall (Edinburgh), who hooked 51 fish at the venue in a previous competition, is second two points behind.

Another Edinburgh angler, Stevie Souter, is third on 25 points with Campbell fourth on 21 points.

He said: "It is all to play for."

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Anglers setting up at Portobello Beach before leg five of the Edinburgh Shore LeagueAnglers setting up at Portobello Beach before leg five of the Edinburgh Shore League
Anglers setting up at Portobello Beach before leg five of the Edinburgh Shore League

Onto fly fishing and Scott Mudie, organiser of the popular Kingdom Fly Fishing Championship, confimed that the Ballo heat is now full on Sunday, July 14 (20 spaces) but there are still spaces for the first heat at Eden Springs near Cupar on Saturday, June 1 which has a capacity of 26 spaces.

The final is at Eden Springs on Saturday, September 28 and there are 26 spaces available. Entry is £25 and anglers pay their fishing fees on the day.

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