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A rainbow from Watch Reservoir

Lindean Reservoir

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

Talla Reservoir

A substantial fishery consisting of some 300 acres located near Tweedsmuir. This loch is one of the few lowland lochs holding Arctic Char as well as good stocks of brown trout and some ferox, permits from Broughton Store call 07860455527.

Google Map Reference 55.477966, -3.392812

Checked 11/09/18

Watch Reservoir

Watch Reservoir

Boat (13 boats) and bank fishing on a 120 acre loch stocked with rainbows, browns and blues situated in the lammermuirs above Longformachus. Som of the stocked fish have over wintered, may even have been several years in the water - so don't expect these fish to give up without a fight. The fishing is challenging for the angler who likes to fish in a natural setting where grouse call in the heather, ospreys occasionally visit and and the air is full of the call of water fowl and waders (feathered not fishing).

The best fish was a 17.5lb specimen stocked for a competition but it didn't play ball and wasn't caught for a couple of years. The lucky angler was near exhausted by the time he landed the fish.

There is a dedicated bait fishing zone for for beginners under 16yo.

There is a good lodge with a cafe and tackle store. Call 01835 822 650 to book. This is a joint venture between Kelso AC and St Boswell and Newton Dist AA.

Google Map Reference 55.802907, -2.540232

Checked 11/09/18

Whitadder Reservoir

Whiteadder Reservoir

A public water reservoir no longer stocked but holding a good population of wild trout.

Permits from a ticket machine the boat house at the dam end of the loch. Make sure you have £10 coins on you for the machine, fisrt time I went I didn't and it's along haul to the nearest shoppe!

Google Map Reference 55.860366 -2.544438

Checked 11/09/18