Carron Valley Fishery


Fishing Lodge, Carron Valley, Stirlingshire FK6 5JL, United Kingdom

Fishery Information

The flooding of the upper valley of the River Carron in the 1930s resulted in the creation of the Carron Valley Reservoir, now widely regarded as one of the most beautiful trout fisheries in Scotland. It is only a ten-minute from Stirling, located high in the Campsie Fells;  half an hour drive to Glasgow, and forty minutes to Edinburgh. The Carron Valley reservoir is about four miles in length, and at its widest point, it is about three-quarters of a mile.

Since its completion in 1939, the 1000-acre reservoir has proven to be an ideal habitat for Carron’s indigenous wild brown trout population. Carron Valley Fishery maintains a healthy stock of rainbow trout, which adds a degree of diversity to the fishing. In addition, there is a wild population of Powan that lives in the loch.

The loch features boat and bank fly fishing opportunities for rainbow trout, wild brown trout, and stocked brown trout, all within breathtaking natural settings.

What size do the fish go to?

During the summer months, this location crawls with wild fish ranging in size from 8 inches to 6 pounds. It is possible to catch a fish every two meters.

What tactics work well?

Fly fishing

What facilities are on site?

Shop – flies, fly lines, tippet etc.

Tea, coffee, and kitchen facilities

Comfortable lounge area

Trophy and photo walls

Life vests


Is parking available?

Yes, parking is available.

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