Spinfish, Coarse Fisheries Accessible to Disabled Anglers - Scotland


Kilbirnie Loch

Roach to 2lb. Permit price the same as a trout fishing permit. Permits from RT Cycles and Fishing call 01505 682191.

Google Map Reference 55.754491, -4.660535

Checked 09/07/18

Springwater Fishery

3 lochs fly fishing for trout (6 acres), coarse fishing (3 acres) and a bait loch (4 acres).

The trout lochs for fly fishing are stocked with rainbows, steelhead, blues, tigers and brown trout up to 20lb.

The 1.5 acre bait loch is stocked with smaller fish of 1lb upwards, bait and spinning allowed.

They also offer coarse fishing for roach and rudd, tench, golden tench, carp including grass carp, mirror F1s, ghost and commons, chub, perch and skimmers.

There are pathways and casting platforms that may be suitable for disabled persons.

Children under 14 fish for free with an adult paying full price.

Call 01292 560343 or 07815041883

Google Map Ref 55.405597, -4.583093

Checked 14/07/20

Dumfries and Galloway

Broomhill Fisheries

Top quality day ticket and competion waters near Newbie totalling over 200 acres consiting of 7 lakes / ponds:

Donut: stocked with carp (mirror, common and ghost to 15lbs), Ide, bream also some roach, tench and perch.

Bruces' Acre; Stocked with carp, chub, bream and barbel with numbers of roach, perch and gudgeon.

Canal: carp to 15lb, bream, ide, chub plus some perch, tench, gudgeon and roach.

Queensberry: a popular competition lake, stocked with carp (mirror, common and ghost to 14lbs), bream, tench, Ide, barbel, plus rome roach, perch and gudgeon.

Square: Carp to 15lbs, bream, chub, ide, perch plus some roach, gudgeon, tench and barbel.

Link: Carp, chub, ide, bream and some perch, roach and tench

Wallace: A match only water stocked with carp to 15lbs, ide, skimmers, roach, perch

There is tackle shop on site and a rated camp site.

Contact on 01461 700386 or 07850 157668.

Google Map Ref 54.974104, -3.280468

Checked 09/07/18

Castle Loch

The loch has been bought by Lochmabben community to conserve the loch for the community and visitors. There is now a wheelie boat on the loch for disabled anglers.

A mixed coarse fishing including good pike, carp, bream, Scottish record tench and roach.

While local residents can fish for free (they still need a permit) day tickets are available.

Tickets from Pettigrews of Lochmabben or on line.( I also found reference to tickets from the Post office and Halleaths caravan park).

Google Map Reference 55.120317, -3.433183

Checked 07/09/18

Dormont Lake Fishery

This 2 acre loch near Dalton near Lockerbie.was special set up to accomodate people with special needs and disabilities. Run by Scottish Proanglers they provide support to access angling for kids and schools. All fully coaches are fully qualified.

There are 20 piers designed for people with disabilities. The loch holds roach, rudd, perch, tench, some carp and bream, call 07952 545883.

Google Map Reference 55.064990, -3.396937

Checked 11/07/18

Glendarroch Loch

Glendarroch Loch near Kirkcowan, tench, carp, crucians, roach, rudd, pike, perch,skimmers in shallow gin clear water, challenging but good fishing among weed beds. Limited disabled access. Call 01671 401333.

Google Map Ref 54.921399, -4.637718

Checked 10/07/18

Whitefield Loch

Whitefield Loch a 60 acre loch with pike and perch with some good roach. New platforms and good disabled access. Call 01581 300697

Google Map Ref 54.857512, -4.750709 (parking here close to the loch with made path and fishing platforms).

Checked 10/07/18


Hoganfield Loch

Not far from Glasgow city centre the loch in the Seven Lochs Wetland Park offers free fishing for very big carp (Scottish record big), perch, roach, pike and bream.

With tarmaced pathways around the loch it would be suitable for disabled anglers.

While it is free you need to get a permit, call 0141 2875167.

Google Map Ref 55.879585, -4.174196

Checked 09/07/18


Lanark Loch

A 12 acre loch just of Hyndford Road near the Lanark racecourse, some very large carp plus bream, big roach, rudd, tench and perch. Now with the Scottish Carp Group who have stocked with several hundred quality carp.

Day permits from:

D & A Weir (The Paper Shop), in Lanark call 01555 661956 

South Lanarkshire Lifestyles, Lanark , call 01555 666800

There are made paths around a large part of the loch, parking nearby and toilets. Would be suitable for disabled anglers.

Google Map Reference 55.669247, -3.750469

Checked 11/07/18

Strathclyde Park

The park is located near Motherwell off the M74 and then A723. A sizeable loch with good facilities. It is an amenity facility with parking, toilets, good made paths around the edge which will provide some good access for anglers with disabilities. Roach, bream, perch, gudgeon, carp, tench.

Permits from the rangers office include a nearby stretch of the River Clyde, call 01698 402060.

Google Map Reference 55.785285, -4.014890

Checked 11/07/18

Midlothian (Edinburgh)

Duddingston Loch

The loch is in Holyrood Park in the heart of Edinburgh tucked in behind Arthurs Seat. There are serious carp in Duddingston Loch (Scottish record standard) as well as perch and roach. Free to fish in designated areas but a permit must be obtained from the park ranger office, this is a bird sanctuary (no lead weights to be used and please do not discard fishing line, take it away and dispose of it safely). There is an area set aside exclusively for disabled anglers.

Google Map Reference 55.939843, -3.150901

Checked 11/07/18


Orchill Coarse Fishery

Located near Braco Orchill has 3 coarse fishing lakes as well as it's trout fishery. The well stocked lochs hold carp, bream, roach, rudd, tench, perch, ide, orfe and gudgeon.

Day tickets, for pleasure and match fishing. There is a tackle shop on site selling bait.

Call 01764 682287 or 07836 312647.

Post Code FK15 9LF Google Map Ref 56.274832, -3.832380.

Checked 14/07/20