Wild Brown Trout - Reservoirs - Midlothian

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Clubbiedean Park

One mile south of Colinton up in the Pentland hills, boat or bank fishing fly only on boats but bait fishing is allowed from the bank. The reservoir is stocked with rainbows and blues and has a good stock of wild brownies. There is bank fishing for disabled anglers. Permits  from the lodge or call to book a boat on 07341 839378.

Google Map Reference 55.888243, -3.278994

Checked 12/09/18


A large reservoir up in the Moorfoot Hills near Penicuik. Stocked with brown trout av to about trout (1lb upwards). Boat and fly fishing only.

Call 01620 828 960.

Google Map Reference 55.869051, -3.311385

Checked 12/09.18

Glencourse reservoir


Fishing for brown tout, rainbows and blues up in the Pentalnds justa short drive(distancewise traffic wise hmmm), from Edinburgh. Boat only, fly only. To make a booking call 01968678709 or 01314402572 

Google Map Reference 55.862049, -3.253245

Checked 12/09/18

Harlaw Reservoir

Near Balerno, run by Malleny Angling Club who also have the north bank of Thriepmuir.

Stocked with rainbows, permits from the Post Office in Balerno.

Google Map Reference 55.869051, -3.311385

Checked 12/09/18

Harperrig Reservoir

Boat and bank fishing for brown trout to 2.5lbs, fly only, on this loch just outside Balerno. There are 5 boats for hire, also electric motors available from May onwards

Season 1st April to 31st October.

Day and evening tickets available and you are allowed to fish for one hour after dusk or 11pm which ever comes first.

Membership is also available, restricted to 50. You also have access to a memebers car park and exclusive use of the fishing hut plus an invite to an annual summer BBQ, nice. (They are offering a discount for 2020 only £150)

Permits from Harperrig Fisheries, 07947 429 616 or 07851 011 085. Book over the phone, pay by card, they will send your permit by text so take your mobile with you. Also from Festival Store in Kirknewton, EH27 8AA

Google Map Reference 55.833948, -3.445749

Checked 02/03/20

Notice board ay Loganlea reservoir


Part of a series of lochs up in the Pentland Hills above Glencorse. Fishing is from the bank and boats, stocked with some fine rainbow trout and there are native wild brownies too.

See the feature on Spinfish Features for more information.

Milton Bridge, Penicuik, Midlothian, EH26 0NY, call 01968 676 329 o.

Google Google Map Reference 55.848926, -3.287296

Checked 10/08/18

Roseberry Reservoir

A 53 acre water stocked with rainbows and brown trout located south of Carrington in Midlothian.

Permits from Millbank Cottage at the reservoir call 01875 446 638.

Google Map Ref 55.800270, -3.102765

Checked 12/09/18

Threipmuir Reservoir

Near Balerno, run by Malleny Angling Club have the north bank of Thriepmuir. Stocked with brown trout.

Permits from the Post Office in Balerno.

Google Map Reference 55.862820, -3.313842

Checked 12/09/18