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.
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 qaulity of the Bowden fishing experience. Tthey have also now added three self-catering cottages to the site, so you can spend even longer here!
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.
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 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 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.
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 www.harperrig.com
Off A68 at Hass
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.
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)
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.
Pottishaw Fly Fishery
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.
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.
Loch Lyoch Cottage,
Telephone: +44 (0)1899 308697
Email : Anglerscottages@aol.com
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.
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.
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