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Alderneuk Fishery

An attractive and well stocked family run three acre trout loch holding good sized rainbow, brown, blue and tiger trout with complementary tea and coffee!

Key facts about Alderneuk Trout Loch

Quiet and friendly family run fishery
Well maintained banks
Fish run from 3lbs to double figures
Fishery record is a 26lb rainbow
Not necessary to cast far out
All techniques work well
On site lodge with free tea and coffee
Assortment of tackle, flies and accessories available

To be found in stunning countryside some four miles outside Dumfries and a short drive from the main Dumfries to Dalbeattie road, Alderneuk is a most attractive and well stocked three acre fly-only loch holding good sized rainbow, blue, brown and tiger trout.

The fishery is open 8.00 till dusk April to October but closed Tuesdays. Between November and March the fishery is open at 8.00am until dusk but closed Tuesday and Thursday

Fishing Alderneuk Trout Loch

A quiet and friendly family-owned fishery run by anglers, Alderneuk is a spring fed loch which was established in 2008 and has plenty of car parking.

Record is a 26lb 8oz rainbow!

Boasting fish which run from 3lbs to well into double figures, the loch is stocked every week. The fishery record is held by a rainbow which weighed in at a staggering 26lbs 8oz. Caught in November 2016, a cast of the fish now graces the Anglers Lodge… accompanied by other stunningly big fish which have been taken over the years.

Although the average size of fish is around 4lbs, larger specimens into double figures are regularly taken. However, the fishery requires that fish over 6lbs plus any brown or tiger trout are returned.

No need to cast far out

Because the banks are cut steeply to a bottom which averages some eight to nine feet deep, anglers don’t need to cast far out to catch fish as many are taken by fishing close in to the margins – a feature which is particularly appealing to anglers who are new to fly fishing and haven’t yet learned to cast a straight line far out.

As far as tactics are concerned, anglers catch using a variety of techniques from fishing a dry fly or daddy to twitching a single or string of wet flies, suspending a buzzer or two on a slow retrieve to ripping a lure through the water. Whatever technique you fancy, fishery owner Wullie is usually on hand to give advice and assistance where required – and there’s even complimentary tea and coffee available in the lodge when you want to take a break from fishing – plus an assortment of tackle, flies and other accessories at reasonable prices.

How to get there

Alderneuk Fishery can be found about four mile outside Dumfries.
Take the A75 until you reach Garroch roundabout and then take the second exit marked Local Access.
Follow the road for half a mile and take the right hand turn clearly signposted for the fishery.
Continue along this road for three-quarters of a mile and you will see the fishery entrance on the right.
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