Spinfish, Trout Fisheries Accessible to to Disabled Anglers - Scotland


Braeside Trout Fishery

2.5 acre fly only fishery at Boddam near Peterhead stocked with rainbow trout, brook trout and brownies, maximum 20 rods. Call 01779 473903. 01466 799410.

Google Map Reference 57.464788, -1.805490

Checked 20/06/18

Delgatie CastleTrout Fishery

Fishing in a 4 acre loch within the castle grounds for rainbows from 1.8lbs to double figures and resident brown trout.  There are made gravel paths in some areas which would be suitable for people with mobility issues. Contact Delgatie Trout Fishery, Turiff, AB53 5TD, call 01888 563479 mobile 07980999006.

Google Map Reference 57.544044, -2.412089

Checked 25/06/18

Loch Insch Fishery

The fishery was closed and under reconstruction. At this time I cannot find information about it being re-opened other than scheduled for spring 2018.

Checked 25/06/18


Forbes of Kingennie

A fine fishery with 4 trout pools: Burnside stocked fish 2 to 15lbs; Boathouse stoclk with fish 3 to 15lbs; Bankside with fish 2 to 15lbs and Woodside with stockies of about 1.5lbs. Stocked weekly there are a number of fish to 20lbs to be caught - good luck.

Good wheel chair access.

Contact Forbes of Kingennie, Kingennie, Broughty Ferry, Dundee, DD5 3RD, call 01382 350777.

Google Map Reference 56.514915, -2.847163

Checked 25/06/18

Ledyatt Fishery

On the A 923 near Lundie this fishery is stocked with rainbows, browns and blues some fish to 20lbs.

There are 39 fishing platforms some adapted for disabled anglers.

There is a lodge with tiolets and good parking.

Call 07494 656636.

Google Map Ref 56.506575, -3.165450

Checked 23/07/18


Carrick Angling Club

Established in 1894 this club is a real go ahead bunch that built, by voluntary labour, some exceptional access platforms for disabled angler on their stretch of the river Girvan. Carrick AC offers day and week tickets for fishing on this improving river for salmon, sea trout and brown trout.

They also have fishing for rainbows on Glendrissaig Reservoir with good facilities for disabled anglers.

Permit from Dunlop Newspaper  Shop, Dalrymple St, Ultimate Anglers at Flushes Car Park and Old St, Garage Old ST, Girvan.

Google Map Reference  55.244889, -4.856735

Checked 26/06/18

Fairlie Moor

High in the moors fishing here can be challenging. Stocked weekly with rainbows, and brown trout up to 20lbs.

The fishery has several locations suitable for wheelchair users.

Permits can be bought on site, 07904 273665.

Google Map Reference 55.727452, -4.842583

Checked 07/09/18

Springwater Fishery

20 acres of fishing in 3 lochs stocked with rainbows, steelhead, blues, brown trout from 2 to 22lbs. There is a coarse fishery too with some sizeable carp, good tench, bream.

A 4 acre bait loch and fly only trout lochs offer something for a range of anglers.

Pathway and casting platforms that may be suitable for people with mobilty issues. Contact Drumgabs, Dalrymple, Ayr, Ayrshire, KA6 6AW, call 01292 560343 / 560300. Google Map Reference 55.401991, -4.575608

Checked 25/06/18


Carman Trout Fishery

Near Renton is a reservoir stocked with quality rainbow, blue and brown averaging 3lbs.

Open all year the fishery offers fly only fishing from boat and bank with well made paths along the dam wall shore suitable for wheelchair access, there is wheelyboat available. They also allow bait and spinning on a catch and kill basis from 1st Nov to 28th Feb.

Fly life is good and allows many options from dry to traditional flies, nymphs and buzzers.

There are well made paths and a wheelie boat so very suitable for disabled anglers.

Call 017801 684578.

Google Map Reference 55.973818, -4.601586

Checked 01/08/18

Carbeth Fishery

Three fishing ponds, 3 acres fly only with disabled access and a 2 acre bait pond also with good access for disabled person. Stocked daily with fish of 2 to 20 lbs. Location 200 yards the Carbeth Inn on the A809.

Call 1360 771006.

Google Map Reference 55.982737, -4.370456

Checked 25/06/18

Woodburn Trout Fishery

This relatively new fishery is set up in the Campsie Hills just 5 minutes from Kilmarnock.

Stocked with rainbows and brownies from 2 to 20lb the fishing is good. There is a bait pond and a fly fishing in the former reservoir and boat for hire at very a reasonable additional price.

The bait pond has made paths around the edges and good platforms making it accessible for people with disabilitiies.

There is also a coffee shop on site

Call 01360 313806 or 07888758709

To see regular reports for this fishery goto Jim Boyd Reports

Google Map Reference 55.975864, -4.139850

Checked 02/08/18

Dumfries and Galloway

Wee Glenamour Loch

A Newton Stewart AA water where provision has been made for wheelchair access. Vehicles can drive up to the loch side, there are platforms and bait fishing is permitted for person with disabilities, OAPs and juniors under 16.

Google Map Reference 55.123650, -4.424270

East Lothian

Markle Fishery

Picturesque fishery near Edinburgh representing a great day out for the angler or the family. 2 lochans; Markle and Monastery are fly only (rainbows to 20lbs +, browns, blues, golden and tiger trout), the third lochan, Loch Kin is for bait anglers and holds trout, carp to 20lb+, tench , rudd & crucians). Something for everyone in one location just a short drive from Edinburgh. You can hire tackle and receive tuition, a great place for beginners. After you have caught your bag limit you can carry on fishing catch and release, some anglers have caught 20 plus fish, some of them real stonkers!

Markle Fisheries, East Linton, East Lothian, EH40 3EB, call 01620 861213 or mobile 017947 295436.

Google Map Reference 55.988824, -2.675560

For up to date reports on Markle

Click here for the Jim Boyd Reports Section

Checked 09/08/18


Golden Loch

Located near Cupar in Fife Golden Loch offers fishing for rainbows, bank or boat. Facilities for persons with disabilities with some solid platforms. There is a range of permit options, permits from the farm house at the loch.

Call 01337 840412 or 0796 8006367.

Google Map Reference 56.329921, -3.202686

Checked 09/08/18


Rosslynlee Trout Fishery

Just over 5 acres of water stocked with rainbows, brownies and blues located near Penicuik.

Two boats available and a platform for disabled anglers.

Call 01968 679606.

Google Map Reference 55.822374, -3.166209

Checked 10/08/18


Auchinfin Trout and Coarse Fishery

Located near Auldhouse near East Kilbride Auchenfin is an exciting new fishery project consisting of two 4 acre streams fed ponds. The fishery was set up to provide affordable fishing for the local community and visitors from further afield. They have facilities designed to make the fishery acccessible to people with mental and physical disabilities and are supportive to youngsters.

The is a trout ponds and a coarse fishing pond.

The Trout Pond allows fly and bait fishing, all hooks to be barbless. Stocked with a variety of types of trout including browns and rainbows, blues, golds, tigers, brook trout and grayling. Browns, brook and grayling are C & R only.

The Coarse fishery also has a good variety of fish including roach and rudd, common, crucian, ghost and grass carp as well as kois. There also golden tench, orfe, chub, stillwater barbel and bream

Open Mon to Thurs 9 til 5 and 8.30 to 5 Fri, Sat, Sun, the fishery opens a little later, 7pm in the summer. For trout there are catch and release and catch and take options at affordable prices. Both the coarse pond and trout pond offer a concessionprpice to under 16yos, over 65s, students, members of the emergency and armed services.

There is a fishing hut which is fully accessible and a tackle and bait shop on site.

Can't find a phone number but go to this link of email contact Auchenfin Trout and Coarse Fishery

Google Map Reference 55.727563, -4.192617

Checked 18/11/19

Quarter Fishery

Between Hamilton and Strathhaven on the A 723 is a single 2 acre pond offering bank fishing, stocked daily with rainbows from 2 to 6lbs. Fky and bait fishing allowed.

Flies: Fritzs, Yellow Dancer and buzzers are recommended. Good value for money venue and they offer a parent and child ticket.

The fishery is also wheelchair accessible.

Call 0750 268 2552.

Google Map Reference 55.735837, -4.042416

Checked 09/08/18


Glen of Rothes

6 acres of fishing in mainly fly only water (one bait pond) stocked with rainbows, brown trout, steelheads, brook trout and blues, average weight 2lbs. There is a bait loch and a coarse fishery. Facilities for persons with disabilities including disabled toilets and disabled persons can drive up to the waters edge.

Contact Glen of Rothes Fishery, Rothes, Morayshire, AB38 7AG, call 01340 831888.

Google Map Reference 57.553650, -3.238199

Checked 25/06/18

Mill of Kellas

On the B9010 near Elgin consists of 2 lochs for fly and 1 for bait.

The Bridge Pool is the bait pond great for beginners and kids. Stocked weekly with fish from 1.5lb to3lbs.

Mill Pond is quite a bit larger 4.5 acres and with Waterfall they make up the fly only water stocked with fish of 2.5lbs up to double figure quality trout, rainbows, and blues as well as brown trout. The fishery is accessible to wheel chair users.

Call 01343 890478.

Google Map Reference 57.572057, -3.385691

Checked 10/08/18


Ledcrieff Loch Fishery

Near Coupar Angus consist of two lochs; Ledcrieff which is stocked with rainbows and brown trout where you can fish fly and bait. The dam wall is suitable for wheelchair users and a casting platform is also reserved for people in wheelchairs.

Lairds Loch which is a specimen loch with rainbows and brown trout from 3lbs upwards, fly only. Call +44(0)7720 194820

.Google Map Reference 56.510235, -3.162478

Checked 25/06/18


Burnhouse Fishery

3.5 acres fishery stocked with rainbows, browns, blues and tiger trout.

Several platforms (2 of which are suitable for disabled persons) and a good made path. C&R and catch an keep, parent and child tickets avaiable. Contact Burnhouse Fishery, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire, call 07889603160 or 07885 2615637.

Google Map Reference 55.981645, -3.920650

Checked 19/07/18

Orchill Loch Fishery

4.5 acre fishery near Braco stocked twice weekly with quality rainbows in the 2lb plus range. these free rising fish offer good dry fly fishing in a scenic estate setting. There are two boats available and coarse fishing for quality tench.

They also offer easy accesss from the car park to wooden stands suitable for wheelchair users

Call 01764 682287. For reports on this fishery.

Google Map Reference 56.282749, -3.833189

Click here for the Jim Boyd Reports Section

Checked 11/08/18

Swanswater Fishery

Near Sauchieburn is one of the top fisheries consisting of 3 ponds, the biggest Swanwater being about 10 acres. The fishery is stocked with fish of 2lbs up to high doubles including rainbows, blues, browns, tigers and golden trout. There are 3 boats for hire and a float tube. You can bring your own float tube too. Parking, toilets and access for disabled persons. Contact Swanswater in 01786 814805. Google Map Reference 56.087217, -3.955769 (Checked 20/06/18)

Wellsfield Trout Fishery

Near Denny on the A872 has an enviable reputation boasting a record rainbow of 30lbs 11ozs. There are 3 lochans totalling 12 acres; Lochan Hearadh (5 acres) and Lochan Uaithne (4 acres) both fly only and Lochan Fionn (3 acres) fly, bait and spinning. Stocked with rainbows, browns, blues, steelheads and tigers with fish ranging from 2lbs to 25lbs!

There are disabled persons fishing platforms and car access.

Call 01322 822800.

Google Map Reference 56.044347, -3.915512

Checked 25/06/18


Pinewood Trout Fishery

Located on Duchal Estate near Kilmalcolm Pinewood offers fly and bait fishing for rainbows, brownies and tigers.

They have installed good facilities for disabled anglers including toilets

Call 01502 872222 or 07846261584

Google Map Ref 55.882480, -4.628131

Checked 02/08/18.

West Lothian

Bangour Trout Fishery

A former reservior of 12.5 acres which has been significantly developed since being taken over in 2005. Today the facilities include a lodge with a tackle shop, catering facilities a lounge and wash room. There are 28 platforms offering 33 spaces on the reservoir.

Bangor has added full facilities for disabled angers including two platforms with wheel chair access.

Fishing is fly only for rainbows (stocked weekly, minmum 2lb) and browns to double figures as well as blues, goldens and steelheads.

Call 01506 811335 or 07711384308.

Google Map Reference 55.929572, -3.577830

Checked 11/08/18