Fishing

Going fishing in Scotland could not be easier. But, before you go, you must have permission from the owner of the fishing, or his agent. This will usually be a permit bought at the loch, river or local tackle shop.

For a comprehensive list of coarse, game, river and saltwater fishing locations in the region of Fife, please check the Fife Fishing Guide.

Guests are permitted to fish outside both our houses for rent, on the banks of the River Tay.

Game Fisheries

Close to Balmerino, in the Northeast area of Fife, there are several fly fishing spots, all 40 minutes maximum by car from The Ice Barn and Wester Kirkton. Fishing is for rainbow and brown trout.

  • Newton Farm Fishery
    Wormit. Fly fishing only. Rainbow and brown trout. All year round. Enquiries: +44 (0)1382 542513.
  • Golden Loch Fishery
    Fly fishing only. Rainbow trout and the occasional brown trout. All year round. Enquiries: +44 (0)1337 840412.
  • Loch OíLindores
    Newburgh. Fly fishing only. Rainbow and brown trout. March-November. Enquiries: +44 (0)1337 810488.
  • Cameron Reservoir
    St. Andrews. Fly fishing only. Brown trout only, from boats. April-September. Enquiries and fishing permits from D Wilson & Son, 169 South Street, St Andrews Tel: +44 (0)1334 472477.
  • Clatto Loch
    Leven. Fly fishing only. Brown trout only. April-September. Enquiries: +44 (0)1334 652595.
  • Upper Carriston
    Fly fishing only. Brown trout only. April-September. Enquiries: +44 (0)1333 422119.

Rivers

River Eden. The Eden is the major river of Fife. Salmon, sea trout and brown trout. April-October. Enquiries: +44 (0)1382 552680.

Saltwater Venues

Various Saltwater Venues in nearby coastal villages e.g. Anstruther, Crail, Wormit.

Sea Angling by Boat in Anstruther. Contact: J. Clark +44 (0)1333 310702, I. Gatherum +44 (0)1333 730248, or R. Gatherum +44 (0)1333 310860.

Fishing Tackle/Equipment/Tuition

Can be obtained from:-

  • J.R. Gows Ltd, 12 Union St, Dundee, Fife. T: +44 (0)1382 225 427.
  • Petís Pantry, 54-56 High St. East, Anstruther, Fife. T: +44 (0)1333 311890.
  • Castle Foots Tackle supplies, Creagan Old Mill Rd, Craigrothie,Cupar, Fife. T: +44 (0)1334 828034.

Crail Village

 

Fly Fishing Fife

 

Loch Fishing Fife