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Places To Fish In West Lothian
Friday, 01 December 2006

Allandale Tarn Fishery is situated 2 miles south of Livingston.

Directions from the A71, coming from the east - On entering Polbeth take the 2nd turn on the right at the "Five Sisters Inn". Coming from the west - On entering Polbeth take the 1st on the left at the "Five Sisters Inn". The road narrows at the bottom after the last house and crosses a small burn. The fishery is signposted the 2nd on the right.

Allandale Tarn is one of Scotland's best placed fisheries, being only 2 minutes from the A71 and easily accessible from both the M8 and M9. The Tarn, which has been extensively landscaped, shelters in the shade of the "Five Sisters" landmark.

The fishery, which is a Troutmasters Water, comprises of the Tarn, a top quality, fly only water of approximately 3 acres and the Iona Bait Pool, which is 1 acre in size. The clear water and large numbers of natural flies makes Allandale a superb venue for nymph or dry fly fishing.

The Tarn is stocked daily with top quality triploid rainbows as well as varieties such as Blues, Golden and Tiger. The trout are stocked in a size range of 1lb 8oz to 18lb. The Iona Bait Pool is also stocked daily with the same quality of trout.

The facilities include Rod hire, tackle sales and snacks are available in the fishing lodge. We have an excellent, safe car park and easy access for disabled anglers.
There are also ladies and gents toilets available on site.

Tarn Fly Fishing
Day (9am - 4.30pm):£16.00 (5 fish)
Any 4 hours:£11.00 (3 fish)
Evening sessions (5pm - dusk):£14.00 (4 fish)
Junior and senior (Mon. - Fri):£11.00 (3 fish)
Parent and child (under 13):£18.00 (3 fish)

For further information and permits Telephone:- 01506-873073 

Ballencrieff Fishery is situated between the M8 and the M9 at Ballencrieff Toll near Bathgate. The Fishery is fly-fishing only on two reservoirs, one of four acres and the other two acres. The fishery is stocked regularly with rainbow trout and brown trout ranging from 2lbs to 20 lbs.

The reservoirs are fed from two burns off the hills and have excellent water quality and clarity. The fishery can cater for up to 48 anglers and the water has deep pockets, sandy shallows, islands, great natural feed and steep and shallow banks all of which allow for great fishing. The facilities include a cafe and tackle shop with hot and cold snacks and drinks and a range of tackle for sale. Fishing equipment is available for hire and there is an extensive car parking. 

Opening hours are 9am to 10pm Monday to Friday, and 9am to 9pm Saturday and Sunday.

Ticket Prices :
8 hours 3 fish, then catch & release £25
6 hours 2 fish, then catch & release £21
4 hours 2 fish, then catch & release £18
8 hours Catch & release only £20
6 hours Catch & release only £16
4 hours Catch & release only £12

For more detailed information and bookings :
Telephone:- 01506 630808
Webs:- www.ballencrieff-fishery.co.uk

Bangour Reservoir is situated a couple of miles north east of Livingston. Come off the motorway at junction 3 and look for the A899 towards Dechmont and the fishery is signposted from there.

The fishing is fly and bait.

There is a variety of species to catch including browns, blues, goldens, brooks, triploids, steelheads, tigers and rainbows - with both browns and rainbows in the double figure range. There is also carp which was introduced approximately 17 years ago, which are estimated to be 20lb plus.

The facilities include tackle shop, rod hire, refreshments and snacks,
fly-tying expert on site, car park, toilet, picnic area and a new fishermens bothy.

Prices are :
8 hours £16.00 5 fish limit.
6 hours £13.50 4 fish limit.
4 hours £11.00 3 fish limit.

The fishery is open all year and 24 hour fishing is available (flood lights are installed).

For more detailed information and bookings, Telephone : 04101 86689 or 07801 824617.
 Beecraigs Loch is situated in Beecraigs Country Park nr Linlithgow.

It is a long established, sheltered, 20 acre, chalk spring loch which is open all
year round. The fishing is for rainbow and brown trout and is boat and fly-fishing only.

Facilities include private car parking, fully equipped fishing lodge and tackle shop,
with toilets and refreshments and there is a floating jetty enabling easy access to the well maintained boats. There are only 8 boats so advanced booking is essential.

The loch is stocked daily with graded Rainbow Trout and the occasional brown trout. There are concessions available to OAP's and free junior angling.

Permits And Session Times For 2006

Day - 9 am till 4 pm, £42 for 2 rods & 12 fish limit

Evening - 4:30 till 10:30 pm, £42 for 2 rods & 12 fish limit

Night 11 pm till 6 am, £42 for 2 rods & 12 fish limit

4 hour sessions 4:30 till 8:30 pm, £26 & 6 fish limit

Winter fishing 9:30 am till 3:30 pm, £34 & 10 fish limit
The Park Centre, Beecraigs Country Park, Near Linlithgow, West Lothian EH49 6PL

Tel : 01506 844516 - Fax : 01506 846256  
E-mail : Web : www.beecraigs.com   

Linlithgow Loch is situated in the center of Linlithgow.

The fishing is bank and boat for rainbows and browns.

The season is from March 15th till Oct 6th.
For further information and permits contact:-

The Forth Federation of Anglers

Telephone : 01506-844170 or the lodge Telephone : 01506-671753
  Morton Fishery is situated 3 miles south east of Livingston.

The fishing is boat and bank for rainbows, browns and the season is from March 8th till Oct 25th. Refreshments and tuition are also available.

Prices are :
£14.50 day session 3 fish
£10 Half day 2 fish
Boat hire £4 per session

For further information and permits

Telephone : 01506-882293
  Parkley Fishery is situated 2 miles east of Livingston.
The fishing is bank for rainbows and browns.

For further information and permits Telephone:- 01506-842027
  Selmuir Fisheries at Livingston.

Bank fishing for rainbows, browns and brookies.
They are open all year round and the facilities include refreshments, flies for sale and tuition.

Prices are:
£14.50 8 hours 6 fish
£12.50 4 hours 4 fish

There is No catch and release

For further information and permits contact :
Telephone: 01506-884550


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