Orchill Loch Trout Fishery


South Lodge, Orchill, Braco, Dunblane, Perthshire FK15 9LF, United Kingdom

Fishery Information

Orchill Loch is an extremely old body of water located in a very serene and scenic environment. Many people believe that the Loch is one of the best small bodies of water for fly fishing in the Central Belt of Scotland. Regulars travel from far and wide to take advantage of the excellent fishing and pleasant relationship that prevails between anglers and the owners of the fishing grounds.

Orchill encompasses 4.1/2 acres, and its water is stocked with hard-fighting rainbow trout averaging approximately 2 to 2.1/2 pounds twice each week. There is also the opportunity for coarse fishing for premium tench at this site.

What size do the fish go to?

The current record for a fish caught in the fishery is 15 pounds, but it is not unusual for fish caught to be in the range of 3 to 8 pounds.

What tactics work well?

There are usually fish rising, and the water is excellent for fishing with dry flies since there is a rich population of aquatic insects. Orchill is a fantastic water for buzzers, and it provides superb top-of-the-water activity during hatches. However, during colder weather and on brighter days, you may need to move down a bit to locate the fish. Fishing with lures can be effective on such days.

What facilities are on site?

The water has easy access from the car park and has wooden stands suitable for wheel chairs. Two boats are available for hire, and there is a chalet for anglers to use with free tea and coffee, toilet, a cooker, and microwave. There is also a fridge with cans of juice. There is also a selection of flies on sale, as well as nylon for making up leaders and casts.

Is parking available?

Yes, parking is available.

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