Cocksburn Reservoir


Stirling FK9 4LX, UK

Fishery Information

Cocksburn Reservoir, also known as Pendreich by locals, is a small, disused reservoir situated at the back of Bridge of Allan. Maintained by the Stirling Castle Angling Club, the reservoir is surrounded by Forestry Commission woodland. Angling permits are available from Angling Active and cost £15 as of 2019. These permits allow fishing from dawn to dusk. Membership to the Stirling Castle Angling Club is recommended for those interested in frequent fishing. It’s a peaceful place, often quiet during weekdays, offering a lovely escape for anglers.

What size do the fish go to?

The information provided doesn’t specify the size of the fish in the Cocksburn Reservoir. It’s known for being stocked with Brown Trout, but the average or maximum size of the trout isn’t mentioned. To get more details, consider reaching out directly to the Stirling Castle Angling Club.

What tactics work well?

Fishing from the dam wall is recommended as the easiest method for most anglers. However, bank fishing and wading on both North and South banks are also possible, though weed growth throughout the season can make bank fishing a bit tricky. Fishing is fly only and lures are not permitted. Please note that there’s a designated wildlife sanctuary in a weedy area where a burn joins the loch, and fishing is not allowed in this area.

What facilities are on site?

Cocksburn Reservoir features a boat house where members can seek shelter. However, the site doesn’t have mains electricity, so bringing a flask is recommended. The reservoir also provides boats for the use of members. Please note that there’s a two-fish take limit for those wanting fish for the pot, and all anglers are limited to a total of 10 fish, even when fishing Catch and Release. For Catch and Release fishing, standard precautions should be observed, and a very long-handled net is recommended for recovering and returning fish when fishing from the dam wall.

Is parking available?

The information provided does not specify if parking is available at Cocksburn Reservoir. Contacting the Stirling Castle Angling Club directly would provide accurate details about parking and other logistics.

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