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Trout Fishing in the Pentlands, Scotland

To the south of Edinburgh, in the Pentland hills, lie a number of water supply reservoirs. Formerly run as trout fisheries by East of Scotland Water, many are now run independently as either private or commercial fisheries, available to the public on day tickets.

The maps on this website have been reproduced with the permission of Collins Bartholomew. Please note that these maps may date back several decades. Much of the human detail will have changed but the character of the rivers and lochs, and the trout and salmon in them, will be much the same as they have always been.

In addition to the information provided here, I would recommend that anyone planning a fishing or walking trip in Scotland should equip themselves with a compass and the appropriate Ordnance Survey map. The most useful of the O.S. maps for the fisherman is the Landranger series, scale 1:50,000. For each of the lochs and rivers listed here, I have given the relevant O. S. Map number.

 

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Scottish Trout Flies

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Pentlands - Fishing Map

Pentland Hills Fishing Map

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Pentland Hills - Trout Fishing Lochs

The table below lists a few of the main trout lochs in the Pentlands with location maps

TROUT LOCHS

OS MAP No.

 MAP

Cobbinshaw Reservoir

15 view map
Crosswood Reservoir 15 view map
Harper Rig Reservoir 15 view map
Threipmuir Reservoir 15 view map
Glencorse Reservoir 15 view map
Loganlee Reservoir 15 view map
Gladhouse Reservoir 15 view map
Portmore Loch 15 view map
Edgelaw Reservoir 15 view map
Rosebery Reservoir 15 view map

Angling Clubs and Associations

Malleny Angling Association

The association controls and issues permits for the fishing on Threipmuir and Harlaw reservoirs

 

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