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  • 2011 - Think again 

    Before 1960 sea angling was a comparatively unknown branch of angling in Scotland. By 1970 there seemed no limit to how far it could be developed thanks to…

  • About SSACN 

    FISH FOR THE FUTURE The Scottish Sea Angling Conservation Network (SSACN) is an independent Charity registered in Scotland which was created to focus on…

  • Accommodation – Isle of Whithorn 

    Michelle Milburn ( Self Catering ) 2, Laigh Isle, Isle of Whithorn, Newton Stewart. DG8 01229 468946 email Mary Cowan ( Self catering )Meikle…

  • Accommodation – Mull of Galloway 

    The Harbour House Hotel 53 Main Street, Portpatrick, Wigtownshire, DG9 8JW 01776 810456 …

  • Best Practices 

    This page acts as a central access point to the many and varied guidelines and how-to's found throughout our web, we hope it will help improve access to…

  • Contact Us 

    Please use this facility if you wish to ask SSACN a question. Our general goals are to: Respond quickly. Make it clear what SSACN can or cannot do…

  • Give Fish A Chance 

    SSACN's Give Fish A Chance (GFAC) initiative reflects the fact that many anglers, whilst enjoying their sport and occasionally taking a fish for the table, are…

  • Join SSACN 

    SSACN is staffed and run by volunteers who work passionately to help ensure the conservation interests of Scottish sea anglers are brought to the attention of…

  • Nobody asked me - discards in Ireland. 

    I have lived in a small fishing town in North County Dublin all my life and as a child I spent a lot of time with my friends fishing for Mackerel from a local…

  • Projects 

    Over the past 25 years the quality of the near-shore marine environment; the stocks of species of interest to sea anglers, and the sea angling experience…

  • Reading Room 

    Welcome to our reading room – feel free to settle back and enjoy the books, papers and new releases as they come in. Many are ‘first editions’ and all…

  • Reporting a tagged fish 

    Most importantly – Leave the tag in Shark species management with respect to National Fisheries Bodies is currently very low as shark species are not a…

  • Save our Seas Campaign 

    The Scotsman is campaigning to protect Scotland's marine environment by proposing the following measures: The setting up a network of marine reserves and…

  • Sharkatag 2009 

    Sharkatag 2009 has finished - the event ran from the 12th to the 14th of June – its main aims were to tag as many fish as possible from the shore and boat;…

  • Sharkatag launch guide 

    Port Logan (easy)– Beach Launch at all states of tide. The beach is hard sand and with care is suitable for launching with a normal car at any state of tide…

  • Spurdog 

    A spurdog fact sheet from the Shark Alliance may be found here. Spurdog stocks are in deep trouble, so much so, the WWF have placed them on their top ten…

  • SSACN Privacy Policy 

    Privacy - This page explains how SSACN uses any information you give to us through this website, and the ways in which we protect your privacy. Feedback -…

  • WOW 

    World Oceans’ Day was established as part of the Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 and annually aims to highlight the magnificence of our oceans,…


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