Castle Loch Fishery


Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire DG11 1JE, United Kingdom

Fishery Information

Castle Loch is Scotland’s leading specimen coarse fishery. It is located in a tranquil nature reserve in the South-West of the country and spans an area of around 200 acres. The Loch is home to some of the finest bream, carp, roach, perch, and pike fishing in the United Kingdom.

In fact, the Castle Loch is the current holder of the Scottish Record for Bream as well as the Scottish Record for Tench. However, they lost the title of Scottish Record for Carp, which they had held for more than five years. Castle Loch is the only fishery in Scotland to have held three national records.

In addition to the fishing, the fishery features exceptional wildlife and scenery, making it an excellent location for bird watching. If necessary, a team of highly qualified and expert angling trainers is also available.

Before you embark on your fishing expedition, you need to acquire your permits either online or at the fishery. Every permit has a validity period that runs from midnight to midnight. The fishery is under the management of the Castle Loch Lochmaben Community Trust.

What size do the fish go to?

The fish in the Castle Loch typically weigh 7 pounds, but there is a considerable potential that you will catch a specimen that weighs more than 10 pounds. Tench weighing more than ten pounds are on record. Also reaching specimen proportions are roach, perch, and pike at 30lb. Carp typically weigh in excess of 20 pounds.

What tactics work well?

Catching carp is challenging but general coarse fishing tactics will do with all the fish.

What facilities are on site?

Boat hire


Tackle shop


Disabled access

Is parking available?

Yes, parking is available.

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