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Recreational Sea Angling

Common skate swimming awayScotland’s coastline provides a wonderful environment in which to enjoy recreational sea angling.

An extensive range of species attract a wide variety of anglers from those fishing competitively to those simply fishing for pleasure.  The activity takes place all around our coastline benefiting many rural communities.

Popular species targeted by recreational sea anglers include: