Removal of Current Suspension on fishing

‘I am very happy to formally announce that the suspension of angling on the Lomond system under Covid lockdown will be lifted after midnight tonight 28th of May.  I’ would like to thank our members and ticket holders for the level of restraint, understanding and support during this very difficult time. While there is now a sense of optimism and positivity that this virus is becoming under control we must remember that this move to Phase 1 of the Scottish Government’s route map has only been possible as a result of people following government advice and guidelines thus far. We therefore request that we all continue to follow the guidelines in order to ensure continued progress and relaxation of restrictions.’ Jim Raeburn, Chairman LLAIA
‘Tight lines and stay safe’

Jim Raeburn

Chairman LLAIA

Following today’s announcement by the Scottish First Minister we are pleased to announce that as of 00:01 on Friday 29th May the Lomond Fishery will be open for fishing and the previous suspension lifted.  Fishing will of course resume at this time subject to all anglers observing the current guidance and measures defined by the Scottish Government at this time in order to minimise further spread of infection.

Full details of the current guidelines that need to be observed at all time can be found on the Scottish Government website at:

In summary the existing Scottish Government guidelines include but are not limited to the following:

  • Travel and fish alone or with people from your household
  • Maintain adequate social (2m min.) distancing from others whilst fishing
  • Fish locally within your own area
  • Do not share tackle, food or equipment with others beyond your own household
  • If you feel unwell and are displaying symptoms of Covid-19 – stay at home for the advised quarantine period
  • Wash your hands regularly and as soon as you get home
  • Familiarise yourself and follow any specific guidance required by their angling club members (VOLDAC)
  • Possession and production of a valid angling permit remains a requirement at all times
  • If in doubt about any of the guidelines or you have any questions then please contact


Regarding the retail purchase of permits locally then most permit retailers currently remain closed with the exception of “O’Briens” at Bonhill Bridge and “Lomond Stores” in Balloch where day, weekly and coarse permits can be purchased. All membership applications and renewals continue to be available via the L.L.A.I.A. website at Coarse anglers should be aware that day tickets will not be generally available presently from all retail outlets, season (calendar year) tickets can again be purchased on line at