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Glenastle Lochs

Glenastle lochs

There are two lochs at Glenastle (upper and lower) connected via a small stream and cover approximately 25 acres. To reach the lochs you must turn off the main road and drive a mile down the track to the car park and fishing hut. The track is suitable for most cars but please drive carefully and leave all gates as you find them.

Access down to the lochs is through a 'kissing gate' fifty yards past the hut. ALL anglers must use this gate even when heading to the lower loch. DO NOT drive or walk up to the old house at the top of the hill.

Glenastle lochs are known to fish better earlier in the season but are worth a cast throughout the summer as the average size of fish in this loch is probably greater than the other club waters.

Wading is possible around most of the shoreline but caution is advised.

There are a couple of small areas where weed growth can become thick in the summer months but a cast along the edges can be quite productive.

 A boat is available on the upper loch.

All traditional flies work well but as usual seek local knowledge where possible.

While you are fishing, keep a look out for Chough which can regularly be seen feeding in the fields surrounding the lochs.

Permits and boat hire available from Iain Laurie (see Contacts)





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