The E.A.A has approximately 19 miles of bank fishing for salmon, seatrout and brown trout between Ramornie Bridge above Pitlessie to the estuary. The upper river is mostly canalised. From Springfield downstream to Cupar the river has a chalk stream appearance thereafter the river changes again becoming faster flowing and more streamy. This area is usually the most fished due to easy access and potential catches of salmon and seatrout. The tidal reaches can be good for seatrout and salmon but are difficult to fish due to the mud flats.
There is no Sunday fishing. Fishing is by any legal method, but bait fishing is restricted to single hooks only. Some areas of the river are privately owned but E.A.A. waters are shown on maps provided.
At present, due to government restrictions, all salmon caught must be returned to the river. The bag limit is, 3 seatrout and 3 brown trout per day. All local byelaws and maps are shown on the permits and by clicking the link below.
Salmon fishing is usually best in the months of July to the end of season. During low water the best of the salmon fishing is from Cupar downstream . Seatrout enter the river throughout the year. They are mainly fished for on the lower river below Dairsie bridge and in the tidal reaches. Brown trout fishing is best from the end of April onwards and can be caught throughout the river.
ADULT (18 & OVER) Season Permit: £55
OAP (65 and Over) Season Permit: £30
JUNIOR (Under 18) Season Permit: £10
DAY TICKETS: (15th February - 31st October) £15
Secretary & Treasurer
Mr David Farmer
49 Sandylands Rd, Cupar, KY15 5JP
Mob: 07986 666898
To contact the Club email them, on
The official River Leven Angling Club manages the fishing on the River Leven.
Here you can get all the information regarding angling on The River Leven and the River Ore in Fife.
Approximately 16 miles of (mostly) double bank fishing on the River Leven. There is good access to most parts of the River,but if you fancy something a bit more challenging there is also the River Ore which is included with your permits.
River Leven – Main species are Brown Trout and Sea Trout. Salmon have also been caught although in small number. “Catch and Release” especially for salmon is highly recommended. (Please refer to the clubs recommendations regarding our catch and release policy.)
Please remember to buy your season permit before the 15th March as the price increases to £60 after this date
Permit prices –
Season Permit (adult) £45 purchased before the 15th March
Season Permit (adult) £60 purchased after the 15th March
OAP/ Junior Permit (16 and under) £30
Day ticket £10. Buy six day tickets and qualify for a season ticket
Info regarding obtaining season permits and day tickets.
Season Permits available as follows:
From the Treasurer
By sending a stamped addressed envelope to Robert McKenzie, 10 Primmer Place, Cowdenbeath. KY4 8LY. Please make cheques payable to River Leven Angling Club
Outlets for Season Permits
Deals on Reels – High Street, Cowdenbeath
Angling Active – Halbeath Road, Dunfermline (next to East End Park)
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