Following the First Minister’s announcement, the new ‘stay at home’ coronavirus restrictions for Scotland came into effect on the 5th January 2021. This means that all those residing in a tier 4 area should stay at home by law, and may only leave for an essential purpose. Sport and exercise is deemed to be an essential reason to travel.
Angling is recognised as sport and exercise and as such permissible provided this is within a single household group, or the group contains no more than 2 people from 2 different households. Children under the age of 12 from these households do not count towards this number.
Travelling from other parts of the UK to fish in Scotland is not allowed under current rules.
In the meantime, we would draw your attention to the guidance from Marine Scotland.