Castle Loch Fishery

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Natural Waters

The loch consists of natural water and therefore is not a commercial fishery, rewards are not always instant, however it is always a pleasure to fish. The Castle Loch is the first Scottish coarse fishery to offer the services of a Wheelyboat.

The only fishery in Scotland to have ever held three national records and boasts some of Britain’s best wild natural Tench, Bream and Carp fishing.

Scottish Records

Castle Loch currently holds the Scottish Record Bream, the Scottish Record Tench and the Scottish Record Carp title . They boast some of the UKs best bream, carp, tench and pike fishing.

The lochs’ wildlife and scenery is outstanding and a superb venue for bird watching. There is also a path on which you can walk  the full way round the fishery.

Professional Coaches

We have a team of Association of professional Anglers coaches and we offer a full guiding service to anglers contact for more information. Castle Loch and Barony Angling Academy has taken the lead with coaching clients with special needs.

Our Fishing venue

Castle Loch is approximately two hundred acres and is based in South West Scotland in very pleasant surroundings.

7lb’s is the average size of fish in the Castle Loch and you have a good chance of a double figure specimen.

Tench in excess of 10lbs (a new Scottish record) have been caught, so it’s not just bream that make Castle Loch special and 7lbs specimens are quite common. Also reaching specimen proportions are roach, perch and pike at 30lb.

There are specimen carp at 45lb a Scottish record. Mostly the carp are over 20lbs. It is not easy water for catching carp but definitely worth the long day when you do catch one.

Contact us


Castle Loch, Lochmaben, South West Scotland


Bruce Gillie: (07773) 658 136

Martin Mitchell: (07519) 780 362


  • Parking
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible boat