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Scottish Carp Group

The Scottish Carp Group was formed in 1985 by a group of enthusiasts keen to promote carp fishing in Scotland. Until recently not really on the coarse fishing map, Scotland has some excellent coarse fishing venues 5 of which the SCG has managed to acquire for fishing:

Lanark Loch, Kinghorn Loch, Loch Libo, West Binny, Reservoir and Danskine Loch

These lochs have all been stocked with carp and contain in addition, roach, pike, bream, tench, perch.

Membership fees are very reasonable given the quality of the fishing (carp to over 30lb, big roach and tench, good pike). The Group also offers discounts for pensioners and persons with disabilities as well as a much reduced ticket for juniors 16yo and under. Day tickets are available for Lanark Loch and Kinghorn Loch the other waters are members only.

Membership enquiries go to: http://scottishcarpgroup.co.uk/membership/4583288685 or call the Membership Secretary on Mobile 07884 217538. Further details are set out in the Where to Fish Directory for coarse fishing.

Checked 20/07/18

Selkirk District AA

Fishing for brown trout on the Ettrick and Yarrow (catch and release only) as well as fishing for rainbows on the Lindean Reservoir (boat only, 2 boats available). Trout permits from a number of locations The Gordon Arms Hotel, Honey Cottage Caravan Park, Angecroft Caravan Park, Turnbull Tackle in Galasheils. There is salmon fishing on the Ettrick, double bank ( 5 permits Mon to Fri, 3 on Sat). Permits from FishPal.

Call 0175020777 for enquiries

Google Map Reference 55.551266, -2.838651

Checked 03/07/18

Shetland AA

Access to fishing on the island with boats on the most popular lochs fishing for brown trout and sea trout. Shetland has a reputation for producing some very good quality trout in its over 300 lochs. Boats are available in some locations. Visitor tickets are available.

Permits from Shetland Island Tourism or Rod and Line tackle shop in Lerwick or from the Association club room open Tuesdays and Thursday at 9 Burns Lane, Lerwick.  log on to shetlandtrout.co.uk

Google Map Reference 60.156666, -1.136715

Checked 03/07/18

Sorn AC

Day tickets available for a 3 mile stretch of the river Ayr from the village of Sorn upstream. Fishes best from June onwards. Permits from the Post office in Sorn village.

Google Map Reference 55.510486, -4.287856

Checked 03/07/18

South Uist AC

South Uist AC have fishing available on 16 lochs (excluding the Machair Lochs which South Uist Estate administer, see WTF Salmon Lochs or Wild Brown Trout). The club also issues permits for the sea pool for salmon and sea trout. Most lochs have boats.

Permits from:

McGillivary's Shop in Benbecula

Daliburgh Parish Office, South Uist

Soulth Uist Estate Office, Daluburgh. Call 0178 700101

Google Map Reference 57.167892, -7.373091

Checked 21/07/18

Speymouth AA

Fishing for salmon and sea trout on 3 miles of the Spey from just below the Breahead pool down to the mouth of the river.

You can have day permits for salmon, sea trout and brown trout and for the sea shore either side on the river mouth.

There are 6 named pools, Golf Course, Lower Bridge, Upper Bridge, Hornes, Essil, and Willows.

For enquiries call the club secretary on 01343 820703

Google Map Reference 57.662622, -3.097503

Checked 04/07/18

St Andrews AC

Established in 1898 this club has the fishing on Cameron Reservoir 4 miles from St Andrews on the A915. I have fished this loch both from bank and boat many times. I found it to be a most tranquil and natural water despite the fact that it is a former reservoir with a dam at both ends.

The loch is about 3/4 of a mile long and 250 yards wide at maximum. A shallow loch, no more than 12 feet deep, it has extensive weed beds and a fine gravel bottom providing a terrific habitat for fly life, shrimp and snails, a feast for fish which explains why the trout are are fit, plump and hard fighting.

The loch was brown trout only but I note that it is stocked with rainbows these days with browns to 1lb and rainbows to 2lb. The feeding is so good the growth rate is excellent and fish to 6 to 8lbs are taken every season, feral over wintered fish.

Fishiung is by bank and boat with 25 permits for bank and 4 boats. Please book in advance for bank and boat. You can bring your own electric motor, do watch out for those weed beds, they are hard enough to row through.

Cameron is a water where natural imitations will do you very well and it just feels right to do so.

Fishing lures on Cameron would be like spinning on the Test. It's just the feel of the place from the cosy brick built fishing bothy with its coal fire and rods on the wall (I hope it hasn't changed) to the feel of the place of an evening when the trout are on the feed.

Call 01334 477488 for permits.

Google Map Reference 56.292342, -2.844212

Checked 04/07/18

St Boswells AC

Have trout and grayling fishing on 7 / 8 miles of the Tweed form Monksford to Littledean on the South Bank and Dryburgh to Dalcove Burn on the North Bank. Sunday fishing is allowed. As all of the trout are now natural (ie the club has stopped stocking) they ask that C & R is preferred but there is a 2 fish limit. They ask that all grayling are returned.

The beats are on Upper, middle and lower Mertoun, Ravenswood, Dryburgh, Monksford and Golf Course.

Permits from Frame's Newsagent in Newton and and the Gun Room in St Boswells. Resident and Visitor season tickets and fortnight and day visitor tickets available.

In a joint venture with Kelso AA the Association has taken on the fishing at the Watch Reservoir near Longformacus. Call 01835 822650 for bookings.

Google Map Reference 55.478414, -2.555073.

Checked 04/07/18

St Johns Loch AIA

Stocked with indigenous trout, this is one of the famed Caithness alkaline lochs with a marl bottom. The most northerly mayfly hatch occurs in June when fishing can be excellent. Boat and bank fishing, stictly fly only. Prime condition wild fish up to 4 and 5 lbs are common.

4 boats available from Dunnet Bay Camp Site, or from Hugo Ross Fishing tackle, Wick call 01955 851270 (both bank and float tube permits are available). Contact them on 01847-821799.

Google Map Reference 55.478414, -2.555073

Checked 04/07/18

St Winnochs AC

Established in 1927 the St Winnoch club has several fishing location around Lochwinnoch including:

Castle Semple Loch, coarse fish, trout and some salmon and sea trout.

Barr Loch, members only but same species as Castle Semple.

The river Calder, 5 miles of water with brown trout and salmon reurning at last.

Dubbs and Millbank Burn 2 small burns with coarse fish, roach and perch, few trout.

Queenside Loch if you are for a 45 minute hike there are some good trout to be had here.

Permits from:


RSPB Visitors Centre next to station.

The Paper shop

RTC Cycles in Glengarnock

Country Sports in Paisley

Rod and Reels in Johnstone.

Call the club secretary on 01505 842186.

Google Map Reference 55.798348, -4.606210

Checked 04/07/18

Stanley Dist AC

Fishing trout and coarse fishing on several beats of the river Tay;

Stanley and Benchhill, 1.25 miles right bank

Luncarty 1.33 miles right bank

Taymouth right bank from Ballathie to Linn Pool

Meikleour left bank March Pool to Islamouth right bank March to Kinclaven railway bridge

Islamouth left bank

Upper Redgorton.

Permits from Stanley Post Office and tayside Hotel on a Sunday

Contact The Secretary Stanley Dist AC, call 01738 828206.

Google Map Reference 56.479253, -3.446772

Checked 04/07/18

Stirling Castle AC

Cockburns Loch

(aka Pendreich Loch) Bank and boat fishing for brown trout (float tubing by prior arrangement. Run by Stirling Castle AC.

Permits from Angling Active or Roslyn Cottage, Fountain Rd, Bridge of Allan.

Google Map Reference 56.164901, -3.920598

Checked 12/09/18

Stormont AC

3 beats on the Tay, Willowgate, Rome Croy, Muirton fishing for salmon, sea trout, brown trout, grayling and course fish. Membership open to non locals (locals have priority). Contact Stormont AC, Scone Palace Estate, Estate Office, Scone, Perth, PH2 6BD. Call 01738 552300

Google Map Reference 56.422317, -3.437791

Checked 04/07/18

Strathgryffe AC

Salmon, Sea Trout, Brown trout and Grayling on the Gryffe from March Dyke to Kilmalcolm.

Permits from Blackwood Butchers, 15 St james Terrace, Kilmacolm, The Cross Caf£, The Cross, Kilmacolm.

Google Map Reference 55.874155, -4.474073


Strathmore AIA

11 miles extending from up past Airlie Castle down to near Coupar Angus with some exclusions fishing for brown trout and grayling on the Isla, Dean and Kerbet. Trout and Grayling to over 2lbs every season. The river is stocked annually.

Day Tickets available from:

James Crockharts in Blairgowrie

Kate Flemings Blairgowrie

Angler Choice Dundee

Angus Anglers in Forfar

Drunshadmuir Caravan and camp Site, Glamis

The Corner Shop Glamis

Thistle Cards Kirriemuir

The Blue Shop, Kirriemuir

Meigle Spar Store

Contact the secretary on 07518980445

For permits call 01382 667711.

Google Map Ref approx top of fishings 56.662660, -3.179907 approx bottom 56.558518, -3.260331

Checked 15/07/18

Strathspey AIA

Water is legendary for the quality of the fishing available over 6 miles of double bank on the Spey and 12 miles double bank on the Dulnain. Visitor permits are available to persons staying temporarily in Grantown, Cromdale, Dulnain Bridge, Nethybridge, Duthil or Carrbridge. Day and week permits (week permits are issued for an 8 day period giving a full seven days fishing, there is no Sunday fishing allowed). Day permit holders do not have access to the Upper Castle Grant beat. Visitor season permits available. Permits from Mortimers Fishing Tackle and Countrywear, 3, High St, Grantown on Spey, Morayshire, PH26 3HB, call 01479 872684 or log on to; www.speyfishing-grantown.co.uk

For a detail run down on the pools on this water follow this link:

Grantown Assocation SAIA

Google Map Reference 57.330470, -3.609764

Checked 04/07/18

Stonehaven DDA

Fishing on the Cowie, Carron and Bervie for salmon, sea trout, and brown trout. The club also has 2 lochs Allochie Lochan stocked with Rainbows and Blues, dry fly and nymph only and Crossly Quarry stocked with blues and rainbows.

Visitor tickets are available from May to September fishing from the railway viaduct on the Cowie and Carron down to the sea as well as the Stonehaven shore.

Permits from the Pet Shop Cameron Street, Stonehaven. For membership log on to thier web site http://www.stonehavenangling.com/membership.html or pop into the Pet Shop in Stonehaven for an application form.

Google Map Reference 56.964564, -2.209321

Checked 05/07/18

Stornoway AA

Stornoway AA have fishing for members on 12 lochs for brown trout and salmon, fishing on the river Creed and on Loch Langavat. There are 4 boats.

The lochs are:

Loch A Bhuna (BT), Achmore (BT), Airigh na Lic (BT, S, ST) Airigh nam Gleann (BT), Airigh Riabhad (BT), Beag na Craibhe (BY) Breuach Leniscal (BT), Loch na Craibhe (BT), Loch Nam Falcog (BT), Loch nam Eilean (BT), Orasaig (BT), Vatandip (BT).

Fishing on loch Langavat is interesting. 9 miles long, salmon, from June/ July onwards, brown trout, char. There are 2 boats and a bunkhouse you can stay overnight in for an additional charge.

The club has salmon and sea trout fishing on the river Creed and 2 lochs Loch Chlachain (2 boats) and Loch an Ois (2 boats). Season tickets are available to both locals and visitors at a very reasonable cost for a river producing 164 (salmon) 355 (sea trout) 5 years average. Boats booked at Angus Campbells Filling Station call 01851 702127.

Membership is inexpensive, Juniors fish the Creed for free. Visitors can buy an associate membership ticket from Sportsworld in Stornoway.

Google Map Reference 56.964283, -2.209664

Checked 05/07/18