Glen of Rothes Trout Fishery


Glen Of Rothes, Glen Of Rothes A941, A941, Aberlour, Moray AB38 7AG, United Kingdom

Fishery Information

Stillwater bank fishing for rainbow, blue, brown, and brook trout is available at the Ravine of Rothes Fishery, situated in Morayshire close to Elgin. The fishery has around 6 acres of water and is set in a picturesque Highland glen. The majority of the lochs can only be fished with flies. However, two lochs allow bait and coarse fishing as well.

The lochs are stocked consistently, which ensures rewarding fishing expeditions, albeit challenging because the fish are hard fighters. 

Because it is never closed, even when the weather is bitterly cold, the fishery is one of a kind in the Northern region of Scotland. An aeration system erected in 1996 in response to a request from local anglers maintains the flow of water, preventing vast areas from becoming ice-covered.

What size do the fish go to?

Ever since the fishery opened its doors in 1994, the weight of each fish captured has been consistent at 2 pounds, and the record for the heaviest rainbow trout is currently at 15 pounds and 11 ounces. It is not unheard of to reel in more than thirty fish daily.

What tactics work well?

Fly fishing, Bait and coarse fishing tactics.

What facilities are on site?

The fishery provides fly rods, bait rods, nets, and a wide variety of flies and lures for those who do not have their fishing equipment but still want to try their luck catching fish. It has a heated lodge with restrooms accessible to people with disabilities, a sitting area, and hot and cold beverages.

Is parking available?

There is parking directly next to the lodge, about thirty meters away from the lochs; however, disabled anglers are welcome to drive up to the water’s edge.

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