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No fishing reminder at Cairngorms' most popular beauty spot

By Gavin Musgrove

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Loch Morlich at Glenmore - one of the best-known attractions in the strath.
Loch Morlich at Glenmore - one of the best-known attractions in the strath.

Forestry and Land Scotland is reminding visitors to Loch Morlich that fishing is not permitted at the site.

FLS took the decision last year to stop issuing fishing permits because of the increasing popularity of the loch at Glenmore for other water-based activities.

Laura McNally, from the FLS team in the area, said: "Loch Morlich is a designated bathing area for swimmers, rowers, canoeists and paddle boarders.

"It’s already hugely popular and we expect that in the summer holidays – and with good weather – more and more people will jump at the chance to enjoy some outdoor activity after a year of restrictions.

"Having hooks and lines in the water at the same time would be a hazard.

"There are also additional risks to wildlife if angling equipment gets lost or left behind.

"Hopefully no-one will be too disappointed.

"There are many other, quieter locations in the area for anglers to enjoy."

FLS says it only received a handful of requests for permits last year.

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