Stenhouse Fly Fishery


A909, Burntisland KY3 0AH, United Kingdom

Fishery Information

Stenhouse Trout Fishery is a long-established commercial trout fishery located in Fife, behind Burntisland. It operates all year round, offering both bank and boat fishing opportunities on a roughly oval, doughnut-shaped reservoir. The reservoir, estimated to be around 40 acres, is home to an island that possibly was the top of a small hillock before the area was dammed and flooded. The water depth seems to be fairly consistent at around 12 feet, as determined by the relatively short chains and ropes on boat anchors.

What size do the fish go to?

While there isn’t specific information provided about the fish size, as a trout fishery, you can expect to find various sizes of trout. Anglers often report the water to be particularly productive in the winter and early in the season, when the water is clear and weed growth is minimal.

What tactics work well?

Given its reputation as a great buzzer water, using buzzer flies can be very effective. When the weed growth is dense, dry fly fishing between the weeds could be a possibility, although landing a fish might be a challenge.

What facilities are on site?

The fishery has 12 boats, each with its own berth and easy walkway access. These boats do not come with outboards, so if you prefer using an electric outboard, it would be best to bring your own. The water is known to feature on the competition circuit and hosts the Scierra pairs and a winter league.

Is parking available?

The fishery is accessible by car and is about a 10-15 minute drive from the M90 Motorway. Once on the A909 road that passes the entrance, there are noticeable signs indicating the entrance to the Trout fishing. The fishery also has a large, easy-to-see sign at the entry. However, do take care when turning into the entrance from the north direction as it can be fairly sharp.

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