Scottish Flyfisher

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Lothian & Borders

West Calder
West Lothian
EH55 8PT
Tel: 01506 873073

Allandale's spring fed lakes have excellent water quality, ensuring a great range of fly life all year round. Stocked daily with quality Rainbow, Tiger, Blue & Brown trout & bulk stocking of Artic Char. Weights ranging from 1.8lb's to 18lb+. 

The fishery offers separate Fly fishing and Bait fishing and is easily accessible from anywhere in Central Scotland.

The fishery also have a well stocked tackle shop - with fly tying materials & Iona's expertly tied trout flies in abundance. Tackle is also available for hire in our fishing lodge
Ballencrieff Fishery   
Ballencrieff Toll
EH48 4LB
01506 630808
Bangour Trout Fishery     
The Fishing Lodge
Bangour Reservoir
nr Dechmont
West Lothian
EH52 6GU
01506 811335

Bangour Trout Fishery is situated in the south-east part of Bathgate Hills, just 17 miles west of Edinburgh in West Lothian near the small village of Dechmont, surrounded by picturesque woodland.

Originally built in 1902 as a water supply for Bangour village hospital (Edinburgh War Hospital), it was stocked with brown trout to keep the water pure and the senior staff were allowed to fish here.

Beecraigs Loch     
Beecraigs Country Park
nr Linlithgow
West Lothian
EH49 6PL
01506 844516
Bowden Springs Fishery  
Carribber Reservoir
Armadale Road
West Lothian
EH49 6QE
01506 847269 /07836 209050

Bowden is run by Jim and Jacqui Gargaro, along with Mattie, Morgan, Flo and an assorted band of cats and interested parties including yours truly.

Jim and Jacqui took on the fishery in 2004, and in 2006 were voted one of the top three fisheries in Scotland by readers of Trout Fisherman, sponsors of the popular Troutmaster Competition.

In addition to improving bankside facilities and removing some of the more intrusive vegetation, they have established a deserved reputation for the quality of the Bowden fishing experience. They have also now added three self-catering cottages to the site, so you can spend even longer here!

Clerklands Fly Fishery     
Clerklands Loch

Tel: 01835 870519

Clerklands is a beautiful loch of around 4 acres in size and is up to 25ft deep in places. It is a very tranquil placer to fish and have a relaxing day.

It is set within the Riddell Estate, which lies about 5 minutes’ drive frome Selkirk and 10 minutes from Hawick.

There is a good number of wild Brown trout for sporting purposes only and Rainbow and Blue trout are stocked regularly, up to double figures in size.

Opening hours are 8:30am – dusk, daily.

If we are not in, it is requested that you sign in the book and fish, someone will be back soon.

Clubbiedean Fishery

Torduff Road



Phone:   07341 839378


Clubbiedean is a family friendly fishery which caters for Fly Anglers & bait fishers of all ages and abilities.

Located only ten minutes from Edinburgh in stunning scenery up the Pentland Hills.


Permits from as little as £15 and rowing Boats available , Rod hire, Bait , Basic tackle,  Tea/Coffee & WC.

When you arrive at Clubbiedean the first thing you notice is the scenery and how peaceful it is. Car parking next to the Loch and within 5 minutes you can be  on the water or checking tactics with the friendly Staff.

After that the choice is yours, boat or bank, wild brownies, double figure rainbows or some Blue Trout, wet, dry, nymph or lure. Floating or sinking line, or find a quiet spot on the bank and try a float.


The crystal clear water of the fishery allows stalking on the south bank where, with a little careful casting you could find yourself into a Wild Brown Trout that hides under the trees waiting on insects to drop.

Drumtassie Fishery     
Heights Rd,
EH48 3SW
07939 249481

Drumtassie Trout Fishery is located near Blackridge, Falkirk and is the place to go for 24 Hour Fly Fishing and Bait Fishing. We have a separate Bait Fishing Pond and a Fly Fishing Loch all stocked with various types of Trout including Rainbow Trout, Blue, Tiger, Golden and Brown Trout.

Drumtassie Trout Fishery is Falkirk's number one fishery with lots of offer including a Coffee Shop for snacks, drinks and sweets, a Shop selling Fishing Tackle, Live Bait, Power Bait as well as Fishing Rods for hire. Additionally there is camping and a motorhome available.

Glencorse Reservoir  
Pentland hills,
A702 Bigger Road Near Penicuik
tel 01968 678 709 or 07703255955

Glencorse Reservoir on the Midlothian side of the Regional Park, is in one of the most spectacular glens in the hills.

Glencorse RSV manage the boat fishing on the reservoir which is stocked with rainbow, blue and brown trout. The season is from 7th March - 25th October. Booking for boats for Monday through Friday is preferable. Limited parking is available at the reservoir for anglers only. Over 300,000 people walk up the Glen Road annually, and traffic must be kept to a minimum to avoid accidents.

Harlaw & Thriepmuir Reservoirs
Malleny Angling Association hold the bank fishing rights to Harlaw reservoir and to the north bank of Threipmuir reservoir - from the fishing hut to the west, eastwards to the Black Springs,a distance of approximately 1.5 miles.

The reservoirs lie close together in the Pentland Hills and are about 1 mile south of Balerno near Edinburgh.

Fly fish in the beautiful Pentland Hills near Edinburgh on Harlaw and Threipmuir reservoirs.

Day permits are available to visiting anglers and are obtainable from the Malleny Angling Association through their website.

Day Permit Available to buy Online.
  • Full day 3 fish limit - £22  Catch and release - £17
  • Evening 2 fish limit - £17 Catch and release - £12 (from 5pm, May - Aug)

Harperrig Fisheries 
Cairns Farm
West Lothian
EH27 8DH
Tel: 07947 429 616 or 07851 011 085

Harperrig is a well known large compensation reservoir, visible from the A70 Lanark Road on the north west slopes of the Pentland Hills. 

Although only 5 Miles from the edge of Edinburgh it is reminiscent of a remote loch of northern Scotland. Harperrig is the only Brown trout fishery in the Lothians.

The Fishery is open from March 15th to October 15th (Fly Fishing only).

Day Tickets and seasonal Memberships can be obtained by contacting the details above or through our website

Hass Loch

Off A68 at Hass
Scottish Borders

The Jedforest Angling Association would like to offer all anglers the opportunity to fish beautiful stretches of the River Teviot and other club waters near the historic town of Jedburgh in the Scottish Borders Jedforest Angling Association has the privilege of owning two five acre lochs just a few miles south of Jedburgh.

The Hass Lochs sit amongst rolling hills with spectacular views of the Cheviot Valley.

These well stocked waters offer excellent sport with rainbow trout in excess of 10lb in residence . There is also a head of brownies but we do ask their return

The Hass Lochs also have the advantage of being suitable for the disabled angler.

Hass Lochs permits (Fly Fishing Only) available from Taylors Newsagent, High St, Jedburgh and Abbey Bridge Tollhouse Cafe(last building on right before leaving Jedburgh south)

Kailzie Fishery       
Kailzie Gardens
EH45 9HT
Tel - 01721729020 

Jimmy and Jane Barrett Welcome you to Kailzie Fishery. They have been running the fishery since 2007 and have expanded many of the facilities. Situated next to the River Tweed, nestled in the beautiful Border hills, Kailzie Fishery provides the perfect environment for the angler.  

The size of the fishery is 2 acres, the average depth is 12 feet and it's burn fed.

The fishery is stocked at regular intervals to maintain a good head of trout at all times. The fish consist of top quality Rainbow & Blue trout starting at 2lb and going up to double figures. The currant overall record since 2007 stands at 18lb Rainbow Trout landed in 2015 by Alan McIver.
Linlithgow Loch
212A High Street
(at Loch Side)
EH49 7ES
01506 671753

Dominated by Linlithgow Palace, the loch is a spectacular place to fish.  Although once famous for very large brown trout, now most of the sport tends to be provided by stocked rainbows, released regularly throughout the season.  The feeding in the loch is particularly good and the fish rapidly gain in both weight and condition, providing excellent sport for our nineteen boats which includes a Wheelyboat available for use by those with wheelchairs or limited mobility.
Loganlea Trout Fishery 
Loganlea Reservoir
Penland Regional Park
Carolps Road
Nr Edinburgh
EH26 0PP
01968 676329

Loganlea offers unrivalled fly fishing for trout from bank and boat and is situated in the heart of the Pentland Hills only 15 minutes from Edinburgh.  The reservoir is stocked weekly with Hard fighting muscle bound fish up to 20lbs.
Markle Fisheries
East Linton
EH40 3EB

Located adjacent to East Linton only 25 minutes from Edinburgh. This fishery has some cracking double figured rainbow and brown trout, as well as a good stock of blue, brook and tiger trout. 

Contact Jonathan Swift on 01620 861213 or 07974 295436

Morton Fishings

Morton Road, 

Mid Calder, 
EH53 0JT 
Fishery Number: 01506 883296
John Mackay Number: 07904 657899

Morton reservoir is one of West Lothian’s premier fly fisheries and was originally established as a commercial trout fishery in 1983. It is now run by John Mackay.

Morton reservoir covers 22 acres and provides one of the most beautiful fishing venues you’ll find anywhere. 

Fishing is available from both boat and bank for top quality rainbow, blue and brown trout which are stocked on a weekly basis. 

With a fleet of twelve boats the fishery is an ideal choice for angling clubs and corporate events. Fishing from the bank also provides some excellent sport with many features within casting distance. The Dam, Bay, Island and weed beds provide great variety for both boat and bank anglers.

Morton Trout Fishery’s central location makes it an ideal getaway within easy travelling distance from anywhere in central Scotland.

Parkley Fishery

Edinburgh Road
West Lothian
EH49 6QU

Tel: 01506 842027 or 0791 905 2578


Parkley Fishery is less than a mile outside Linlithgow on the B9080, Edinburgh Road. It is clearly signposted at the farm road end and accessed along the farm road. Just follow the road up to the farmhouse, get your fishing permit and enjoy your day!

Pottishaw Fly Fishery
West Lothian
EH47 0JU
Fraser on 07907284567 


Pottishaw Fishery is a family run business providing high-quality fly fishing for Stocked Brown and Rainbow Trout based on a policy of 100% catch and release.

With 6.5 acres and a maximum of 17 bank anglers allowed at any one time there is plenty of space for anglers to move around should they wish and the almost oval shape of the fishery ensures that wind direction is never a problem for casting- great for less experienced visitors and beginners.

Rosebery Reservoir   
Milbank Cottage
Rosebery Reservoir
EH23 4SS

Contact Mrs Grant on 01875 830353

Fantastic fly fishing on a lovely 52 acre reservoir 

With great stocks of brown and rainbow trout all season, Rosebery Reservoir is a great place to land a catch to be proud of. Catering to anglers of all ages and abilities, the friendly atmosphere at our lake and the gorgeous scenery adds that special something to your day. Whatever the weather, we're open all season so come down and see what you can catch.

The reservoir is large enough to cater for a great number of anglers.

Rosslynlee Trout Fishery
Carlops Road
EH26 8QF

Tel: 01968 679606

Rosslynlee fishery is situated in pleasant countryside close to the Moorfoot hills with fine views over Edinburgh, the Firth of Forth and Fife to the north, with the Moorfoot hills to the east.

The loch is 5.25 acres and is stocked regularly with top quality Rainbow and Blue trout from 2lbs to double figures. There is also a good head of quality brown trout present
Tinto Trout Fishery 

Loch Lyoch Cottage,




ML12 6NH

Telephone: +44 (0)1899 308697

Email :

The Fishery provides excellent top of the water fishing with a diverse fly life, offering the angler a challenge in matching the natural hatch.

The lochs are also home to other wild life, some who are resident and other passing through such as dippers, snipe, grouse, swallows, sparrow hawk, cuckoo, spotted wood pecker, water hens, various wag tails, martins, curlews, ducks, oyster catchers, swans, wild geese, and even a lost gannet at one point.

Float tubing is welcome at the fishery, however it is undertaken at the fishers own risk.

The Watch Water Fishery


Near Duns

TD11 3PG

Tel: 01835 822 650 

Fishing Lodge Tel: 01361 890 331 (8.30am - 5.00pm during season - March to November (when the office is manned).

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The Watch Reservoir is set in the Lammermuir hills adjacent to the Southern Upland Way. The approach road to The Watch Water Fishery from Longformacus and through the steading of Rawburn Farm offers stunning views of the surrounding Borders landscape.

Tweeddale Millennium Trout Fisheries 
Newlands Farm 
Duns Road
EH41 4PJ

Tel 01620 810009

On the outskirts of Haddington lies the Tweedale Millennium Trout Fishery, with three fishing pools; 2 for fly only fishing, the 3rd for bait and fly fishing. Stocked weekly with quality Rainbow, Blue, Brown and Tiger trout, the fishery offers anglers with a variety of tickets with fixed catch and kill limits.