Fishing

 

LoganleeFishing in Edinburgh and the Lothians is second to none. Most of the sea fishing side is carried out from the shores of the City of Edinburgh and those along the East Lothian Coast. The main points are Cramond, Seafield and Portobello in the Edinburgh area and any of the small fishing villages that hug the sea in East Lothian. Boats can be hired from many of the fishing ports like Dunbar, but these tend to be working trawlers booked by sea angling clubs from around the country. Usually a Sunday.

A useful source of information can be obtained by a booklet called Fish in Scotland issued free of charge from visitscotland.com, you can even book accommodation etc, there or by searching here. Another way to gain first hand info is to contact the clubs listed here. The ones listed under the heading Central and East are the ones most likely to bear fruit. A list of trout fisheries and reservoirs are given below. This list covers the area of Edinburgh and the Lothians. Keep in mind that in Scotland you do not require a rod licence, but if you cross the border into England, a you will require one there. In all cases you will require a permit. Normally obtained at the venue.

You can fish all the year round for Rainbow trout, Grayling etc but you cannot fish for Brown Trout during the close season and most fisheries ask you to return the brown trout. Most fisheries operate on the system of a given price on the number of trout you wish to kill, and catch and release. In other words release all the fish you catch and the cost is very much cheaper. The photograph on the header shows Rosslynlee Fishery which operates on this type of permit. Some of the reservoirs are very large, like Loganlea as seen on the photograph on the left, and boats can be hired.

Do be aware of safety and the weather in the hills, it can be unforgiving. Even in the height of the summer. Be aware of this if you have very young children or the elderly with you. Some of the trout taken from these waters are in excess of 10 lbs. So make sure the old Kodak brownie is packed to show all asunder the one that didn't get away. Some of the fisheries listed only allow fly fishing, while ohers allow bait and fly fishing. Tight lines.

List of Fisheries

Roslynnlee
01968 679606
Markle
01620 861213
Bangour
01506 811 335
Loganlee
01968 676 329
Harperigg
07904085975
Gladhouse
01875 830262
Roseberry
Call at Cottage
Allandale
01506 873073
Morton
01506 884500
Linlithgow
07831288921
Beescraig
01506 844516
Crosswood
079177 94963
Leadburn Manor
Closed in the meantime
Closed
Tweedale
016208 10009