Artloch Fishery


Longhill, Huntly, Aberdeenshire AB54 4XA, United Kingdom

Fishery Information

Artloch Trout Fishery, located on the upper Deveron’s banks, and tucked away on the road that leads to the Cabrach near Glass, is an excellent place to relax in addition to being an attractive, well-maintained, and beautiful fishery. After its initial opening in 1976, Artloch received various reactions from visitors until it was renovated and reopened in 2003.

The fishery covers an area of 5 acres, with depths ranging from 5 to 15 feet. It receives its water supply from Glen Burn, located nearby. The water then goes through two settling ponds on its way to the fishery, which helps to keep the water clear.

The fishing hole has a rich stock of browns, rainbows, and even a few blues. Many brownies have survived the winter and continued to grow, with fish up to ten pounds recorded. They put up a good fight, and the rainbows appear in excellent condition with full fins and plenty of fat.

The loch has a rich environment that supports a diverse population of aquatic and terrestrial flies, which is excellent news for people who enjoy fishing with dry flies. In addition, there is good bottom feeding with an abundance of shrimp and snails, which may explain the healthy growth rate of fish that have been overwintering.

What size do the fish go to?

Brownies can go up to 10lb and above

What tactics work well?

Dry fly, nymph, and lure fishing are all great tactics

What facilities are on site?

A lodge with toilets, a microwave oven and a barbeque. Tea and coffee is free.

Tackle shop

Disabled access

Is parking available?

Yes, parking is available.

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