Welcome to Lochter Fishery, an integral part of Lochter Activity Centre
Lochter Fishery consists of 3 Fly Fishing Lochs over some 14 acres of water and two Bait Fishing Ponds. One of our lochs is the unique Muckle Troot Loch which is in the shape of a big leaping trout!
We are open from 8am to dusk all year round, 7 days a week and there is no necessity to book as there is always ample space.
We are a rainbow trout fishery which also has a natural head of brown trout. Our rainbow trout are the finest quality and range from 2lb to well over double figures. We rear most of our fish ourselves in our specially designed stream holding ponds and produce strong, well toned fish to test any weaknesses in your knots. We keep a very close eye on catch rates and conditions at the Fishery.
We stock generously whilst balancing needs of novices with those of the expert making it neither too easy nor too difficult to catch fish.
There are a few pastimes more relaxing than trout fishing and we are the ideal place to come and enjoy the sport in our peaceful and idyllic surroundings.
Uniquely, in the Summer we have our own pair of resident ospreys that nest at the Fishery and while here you will have a front row view of their chick rearing and fishing antics.
We are a Troutmaster water and in the past few years have been selected from ALL scottish fisheries by SANA to very successfully hold both the National and International Stillwater Championships.
Lochter Fishery are the past winners of the Trout Fisherman magazine Fishery of the Year. Some 15,000 anglers a year enjoy what we have to offer so we must be doing something right.
We have a very nice bothy where you can relax and reflect on your days fishing. You are able to order any of the delicious food from our restaurant menu but enjoy it in more informal comfort of the bothy or outside on the picnic tables.
There is also free tea and coffee making facilities available. We have a licensed bar in the bothy, so after a hard days fishing you can unwind with a cold beer or warming dram.
FLIES AND LURES
There is an extensive range of proven flies and lures suited to catching our fish and don’t forget to check the returns book to glean an insight from those who have fished before you. If you have forgotten your fishing kit then don’t despair because you can hire all the equipment you need.
We welcome and have a track record for teaching total beginners how to fly fish. There is a lot of mystique associated with fly fishing so if you have always wanted to give it a go but have been a bit hesitant then hold back no more. We have all the equipment necessary, all you need to do is contact us to fix up your lesson. Lessons are £20 for one hour which includes the equipment hire.
We offer special deals for group bookings (clubs/pubs/work outings) where tuition, hire, food and drink can be easily organised to meet your needs.
For Fishing Only Bookings we can arrange barbecue facilities for your use and you can get your refreshments from the Bothy Bar. It really is a great chance to do something different and enjoy yourself in the great outdoors with the scenic view of Bennachie in the background.
Whether you are a lone fisher looking for peaceful fishing reflection, a novice filled with hope or a group of friends sharing collective fun… then come along to Lochter Fishery and see what we are all about!