Glen of Rothes Trout Fishery
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Glen of Rothes Trout Fishery

The Fishery

The fishery is set in magnificent Highland scenery in the north east of Scotland. The fishery is a member of the Association of Scottish Stillwater Fisheries (ASSF).

The fishery has 6 acres of water that provides excellent stillwater bank fishing for rainbow trout as well as browns, blue rainbows and brook trout. The lochs are mainly fly-only but there is also a smaller dedicated bait loch as well.

There is also a dedicated coarse fishing loch, which has carp, tench and bream to large double figures. This is the only fishery in the north to provide coarse anglers with quality fishing in a peaceful surrounding at a reasonable price for a day’s fishing.

The lochs are stocked on a regular basis, and daily during the summer, to ensure a steady head of fish that will give a challenging but highly rewarding day’s fishing. The average weight of fish caught has been steady at 2lbs ever since the fishery opened in 1994 and the record for the heaviest rainbow stands at 17lbs 8oz. Catches of over 30 fish for a day are quite achievable for those who have got to know the water and how it fishes.

The fishery stocks a number of tagged fish each month and the angler who catches one immediately receives a free half bottle of The Macallan 10-year-old malt whisky.

Facilities

There is a heated lodge with toilet facilities for the disabled as well as a sitting area and a selection of snacks and hot and cold drinks. Car parking is right beside the lodge and is 30 metres from the lochs but disabled anglers are welcome to drive right up to the edge of the water. There is also a large tackle shop on site for all your fishing needs and tackle is available for hire. There is a qualified REFFIS approved instructor and guide who is also a member of the GAIA, SGAI and the Fly Dressers Guild.

Permit costs & bookings

Fly Fishing

  • Full day ticket – 4 fish limit – £22.00
  • Full day ticket – 3 fish limit – £18.00
  • 5 hour ticket – 2 fish limit – £14.00
  • 2 hour ticket – 1 fish limit – £8.00
  • 1 hour ticket – 1 fish limit – £6.00
  • Full day catch and release £12.00 – barbless hooks.
  • Evening catch and release from 5pm until close – £8.00

Pensioners will have a concession of £2.00 off each 5-hour catch ticket on a Monday and Wednesday only, as from January 2004. Normal prices apply – all other days as usual.

Bait Fishing

  • Full day ticket – 4 fish limit – £20.00
  • Full day ticket – 3 fish limit – £18.00
  • 5 hour ticket – 2 fish limit – £12.00
  • 2 hour ticket – 1 fish limit – £8.00
  • 1 hour ticket – 1 fish limit – £6.00

All fish caught on bait lochs must be kept and not returned to the water. Any extra fish over limit will cost £2.50 per lb.

How to get Here

Glen of Rothes Trout Fishery

Glen of Rothes, Aberlour, Moray AB38 7AG
CONTACT Telephone 01340 831888 or 07971 916836. Fax 01343815449.
Email kevin228b@yahoo.co.uk