News of the past week!...

This page keeps you updated with what's going on at one of Central Scotland's best fisheries.

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For bookings/enquirys, our number is (01506) 873073.

Current open times:

Monday 9am - 6pm.
Tuesday CLOSED.
Wednesday 9am - 4:30pm.
Thursday 9am- 4:30pm.
Friday 9am - 4:30pm.
Saturday 9am - 4:30pm.
Sunday 9am - 6pm.

I've been keeping a closer eye on the weather forecast & with the temperatures for the week ahead looking well into the 20's again, likely 25 plus, the fishery will be closed for the next week. Oxygen levels have stayed good & the ph of the spring fed waters are superb despite current weather conditions, however the water surface temperature has been steadily increasing the last few days, so we'll give the fish a well deserved break. All going to plan, we'll re open on Monday July 26th! For updates, you can find us on FB or back here on our web site. Thanks folks!

FISHERY CLOSED!.. We are currently iced over, however in light of the new lock down rules, we would have to close the fishery anyway. Happy tying folks, stay safe & we'll have the kettle on once we can welcome you back!..

 The fishery gates open at 8am.
Our current hours of fishing are 9am - 4:00pm everyday, except Monday's & Tuesday's, as we are now closed these days over Winter!.


Hello folks! The fishery is back open! Due to the continuing C19 situation, please read our new page informing you of the new working protocals prior to coming fishing, found here: *SPECIAL NOTICE*

Tight lines & stay safe folks!


Hi all. In light of this afternoons Scottish government announcement,  as of 22/03/2020, we have made the difficult decision to close our fishery for the foreseeable. Look after yourselves & we'll have the kettle on when we re open again, after we're through the other side of this unusual event.
*Iona @ The Tarn*

Hi folks! I'm just letting you know that the fishery will be open as normal tomorrow & over the following days, unless otherwise advised by Government. We are considered a low risk business. Anti bacterial soaps are in the toilets as normal for your use and the office surfaces are cleaned multiple times in a day, as they always have been. I always wash my hands before making teas also, as I always have out of habit
. Otherwise, there is no need for close contact when fishing. As I keep stating, so long as you are not prone to kissing your fellow angler every time they land a fish, to congratulate them, you should be fine! Any snacks we sell are all individually wrapped & only the staff member is allowed to make teas/coffees, served in disposable cups. But of course, as always, feel free to bring a flask & munchies with you!..


We are currently open every day except Monday's & Tuesdays.
So no kissing, wash your hands & tight lines ..😉


Gates open from 8am.
Our current hours of fishing are 9am - 4:30pm.
Open every day except Monday's & Tuesday's until Easter, from when we will only be closed on Tuesday's,

*Please note. Do not bring your dog (or any pets) to the fishery with you. Boab lives here & 2 other friends dogs come to visit, but that's all & more than enough to clean up after. You obviously can't leave the dogs in the car whilst you fish either. I know it's nice to have your dog with you all the time, just not whilst you're here. Thankyou!

Both the Fly & the bait continue to fish superb, with most of the action has been in the top 2ft on either water.
On the fly, tactics vary a bit throughout the day. Various nymphs, beetles, Spiders & other surface film dries, such as shipmans, klinkhammers etc remain tasty favourites with the trout. However bright coloured eggs & blobs are also featuring among the catches, particularly if you favour using an indicator. We've had a number of phenomenal catch rates of late, with a number of new regulars also having some of their best sport to date. Some of our resident brownies have also been coming up for some dry fly & nymph action.
On the Bait pool, about 1/2 - 1ft off the float has been most successful, even during the sunny spells. The fly Yellow Power Bait has been the most popular, although other colours are working as are juicy favourites, worms & maggots.




Tight lines in 2020!..
*Iona @ The Tarn*


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