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Annbank Fishery
Ar Dachaigh
Privick Mill Road
Contact Andy Jess on 01292 521003

The family run business is set in their smallholding of 25 acres near the banks of the river Ayr. It is situated on the outskirts of the village of Annbank, approximately 4 miles east of the town of Ayr, and around 45 minutes drive from Glasgow. Loch Jess is a 2 acre spring and rain fed lochan, stocked with Grade "A" trout, for Fly Fishing Only. Opening hours are 9am till dusk. The fishery offers a wide choice of ticket types, from a couple of hours of "catch and release", to a full day (8 hours) of fly fishing taking up to 4 fish

The fishery opened in April 2006, and with the exception of Christmas Day and New Year's Day, is open daily from 9am till dusk. In a peaceful, relaxing setting, Loch Jess is a 2 acre spring and rain fed  lochan, which is strictly Fly Fishing Only. With a maximum number of rods set at 25, there is more than ample space for a quiet day's fishing. It is stocked regularly with Grade "A" Rainbow, Blue and Brown trout, ranging from 1.5lbs into double figures. Beware of the Loch Jess Monster!

Arran View Fishery
Tel  07930 822830 

Arran View Fishery is a fly fishery on the A719 between Moscow and Waterside in Ayrshire, we have 2 fly fishing and one children's bait pond. Arran View is situated on the A719 between Moscow and Waterside and boasts two well stocked fly ponds and a small children's bait pond (

We are easy to find and have a large car park with ample parking for all our customers, we have full disabled toilet facilities and also have several mobility scooters available to hire (best to book in advance to save disappointment) for our customers who are less able to move around the ponds.  

Arran view is open from 8.00 am till dusk 7 days a week (we will be closed on Christmas day only).

The fish stock comprises of rainbows, blues & browns.

Ponds are now re-stocked four times per week, usually on Friday, Saturday evening, Monday and Wednesday, average size of fish approx. 3lbs.
Burns Trout Fishery 
Tarbolton Loch
Tel: 07527 405715

Deep in the heart of Burns Country lies acres of unspoiled land full of character
and charm.
Tarbolton Loch is located in the peaceful and tranquil setting on the edge of the village of Tarbolton.
What better way to take in the beauty of Ayrshire than a days fishing on one of the well stocked lochs.

Depending on the type of fishing prefered we have a choice of 4 Lochs.
Our main Large Loch (Flyfishing only),The Triangle loch this is for both bait or Flyfishing each activity is restricted to particular banks, A Smaller Loch this is bait only. Finally in front of the lodge we have the Large bait pond.

Our lochs are stocked on a weekly basis with Rainbows & Brown trout
With an average size of 1.5lbs to 2 lbs with a reasonable
head of larger fish into double figures.

Club and corporate bookings are catered for just give us a call for more information on 07527405715

With good disabled access to most parts of the lochs.
Toilet facilities.
Small lodge that provides warm drinks and snack items.
With ample parking and ease of access this is the ideal fishery.

Craufurdland Fishery 
East Lodge

Craufurdland fishery is set on Craufurdland Lochan in the beautiful surrounding of Craufurdland Estate, 20 minutes form Glasgow. It is surrounded by mature woodlands and The Laird’s Table restaurant on site.

The fly fishery is stocked with Rainbow, Brown Blue and Tiger Trout. Fishing is available from the bank or on one of the boats on the lochan.

Tickets are available for catch and release, or for those who wish to take home fish, there are also kill tickets. There are rods and a boat available for hire (kill tickets only), tackle for sale and tuition can be arranged. Hot and cold food and a takeaway can be purchased form the activity/fishery centre throughout the day

New Haylie Fishing Loch
Haylie Brae
KA30 9QA
Tel: 01475 676005 or 07766 707472


Fishing on a 3.6 Acre hill side loch with aspects over the Cumbrae isles, Isles of Bute and Arran, New Haylie Fishing Loch is one of the most picturesque trout fisheries in Scotland.

Stocked with an abundance of hard fighting Browns, Rainbows, Blues, and Tiger Trout along with natural head of wild Brown Trout.

For the dry fly aficionado this is a perfect location as the trout raise to the dry all year round.

New Haylie Fishing Loch varies in depth from 2ft to 18ft with the average depth being around 5 to 8 feet. Floating lines are best in the shallows with intermediate lines working best off the dam wall.

A large portion of the loch is accessible to fish by disabled anglers and friendly staff are always at hand to assist or even pass on good tips to catching fish.

Middleton Fishery 
Brisbane Glen Road
By Largs
KA30 8SL
01475 689692

The 5 acre loch situated in the Brisbane Glen giving scenic views of the  surrounding Ayrshire hills.  Large numbers of natural insects and flies make the loch superb for dry fly and nymph fishing.  Hawks and Buzzards as well as deer may be seen at any time all in their natural habitat.  The spring fed loch makes the water crystal clear so fish can be seen feeding readily, making top of the water fishing excellent

Stocked with excellent fully finned hard fighting fish from 2lb upwards into double figures.  Rainbows, Blues, Tigers and Browns are stocked on a weekly basis.

A superb bank fishery with easy access all around this secluded venue. 

Pinbraid Fishery 
Nr Girvan
01465 891112 or 07881 764437/07810 778534

A 9 acre loch full of good fighting rainbow trout up to around 20lb and some good brown trout.

On site there is a great little cafe serving hot and cold drinks and food, toilets.

Boat and rod hire is available and fishing lessons can also be arranged.

Skelmorlie Fishery 
Upper Reservoir
PA17 5HA

Skelmorlie Trout Fishery near Greenock is 2.5 acres fishery stocked with rainbows and brown trout which is located in the middle of Skelmorlie Golf Course. Excellent fly life makes this a good floating line venue. Rainbows average 2lbs with a fish of 16.7lbs being the fishery record, brown go to about 6lbs.
Springwater Fishery 
Drumgabs Farm
By Ayr

6 acres in size including three islands, all of which are accessible by bridges. The trout fishery is stocked with fish ranging in weight from 2lbs upto 15lb consisting of rainbow, steelhead, blues and brown trout.