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Scottish Water manages many lochs, rivers and reservoirs that supply drinking water to customers. Some of these are also operated as recreational fisheries, leased to local angling clubs or private individuals.

Fishing is usually available to the general public upon purchasing a fishing permit from the fishery lease tenant.

All the waters have native populations of wild brown trout, some of which are of regional importance in terms of the numbers and size of the fish. Other reservoirs receive supplementary stocking of brown trout and rainbow trout to provide a variety of sport to suit different tastes and challenge different levels of skill.

For further information on fishing arrangements or permits, please see the details below.

Contact Details For Fishing

Carron Valley reservoir

Carron Valley Fishery
Reservoir Keepers House
Carron Valley

Fishery tel. no. 01324 823698


West Water reservoir

Fishing likely to be run as previously.

Further details will be forwarded when available.

Fishing does not start until 1st May.

Castlehill reservoir

Castlehill Fishery
By Dollar
FK14 7JY

Fishery tel. no. 07972 069450

Rosebery reservoir

Millbank Cottage
Nr Temple
EH23 4SS

Contact Tel. no. 01875 830353

Gladhouse reservoir

Drew Conlin

Tel. no. 07515 164670

Glencorse, Clubbiedean reservoirs

Loch Turret reservoir

Patrick McEwan
Crieff Angling Club

Contact tel. no. 01764 655723.

Permits from Boyd's Newsagent, Crieff, tel. no. 01764 653871

Whiteadder reservoir

Borders Regional Council

Contact Tel. no. 01361 890397

Daer Reservoir

Ian Phillips
Kilbryde Angling Club
ML12 6TJ

Contact Tel. no. 01290 420859
Mobile 07875 879838

Safety Tips

All anglers should be aware of the inherent dangers of fishing. Please abide by the following safety recommendations at all times.

  • Wear head and eye protection particularly when casting in windy conditions
  • Look behind before casting
  • Keep fishing rods and lines away from overhead electric power lines
  • In an electric storm, stop fishing, put the rod down and move well away from it
  • When wading in difficult conditions, use a wading stick and always have one foot firmly on the sea bed before moving the other
  • Wear personal buoyancy aids and be familiar with the location
  • Be prepared to help anyone in difficulty


The rules for individual fisheries vary and details will be issued with permits when purchased. Common to all fisheries is the need to avoid pollution of the water supply.