Coarse fishing is available on the Castle, Kirk and Mill lochs which are stocked with perch, roach, bream, pike and eel.
Fishing is free on Kirk Loch and Mill Loch.
Lochmaben residents can fish on the Castle Loch for no charge if they have obtained a ticket/permit online from Castle Loch Fishery
Fishermen must have a ticket/permit before they start fishing, obtained from Pettigrew's or online.
Overnight fishing is permitted but no camping is allowed round the Loch. There are strict Pike Fishing Rules which are issued with the ticket.
Please contact Bruce Gillie 07773 658 136 or Martin Mitchell 07519 780 362. E-mail: email@example.com
There is wheelchair access at various points around the Castle Loch (marked on the Display Boards at the loch).
With lochs being S.S.S.Is, fishing should be limited to the permitted locations which are clearly marked on the notice boards.
Pettigrew’s of Lochmaben sell bait and fishing equipment and can provide advice and further information on fishing in Lochmaben and the surrounding district.
Local man, David McRae caught this 9 lb 12 oz bream in the Mill Loch in June 2009, using Pettigrew's tackle and bait.
Local fisherman, Angus Scobie has had a productive start in August 2008, fishing on the Mill Loch.. Using the local bait from Pettigrews, his catch of bream and roach is illustrated below.
22lb pike in the Kirk Loch can be caught at any time!
The lower pictures were taken at the Kirk Loch in 2006.
The fish below were caught in the Castle Loch by fishermen using local bait supplied by Pettigrew’s of Lochmaben
The bream were caught by Simon and his mate and the 27 lb 9 oz pike by Martin, the Castle Loch bailiff.
The 3 photographs at the bottom of the page were taken at the Castle Loch in October 2006
Daniel holds a 9lb 12oz bream caught using Pettigrew’s bread crumbs
Shaun cradles a 10lb 11oz Bream while Alan displays a 6lb 2oz Tench both caught using the local bait provided by Pettigrew’s
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