Fishing in and around Glendevon

The River Devon flows gently along the valley from source, past Glentower House towards the Castlehill Reservoir and then on to Yetts O’ Muckhart. As Glentower House has fishing rights you can literally fish for brown trout from the garden.

There are also five reservoirs close by – the largest being Castehill, Frandy and Glensherup.

Frandy Fishery is situated in the picturesque Ochil Hills on the Gleneagles Estate. It is fly fishing only for rainbow, brown and blue trout. The reservoir is well known for its scenic beauty and wide and varied bird life including Osprey, Buzzard, Hen Harrier, Peregrine Falcon, Merlin and Red Kite. Part of the reservoir’s attraction is its feeling of remoteness although it is only 10 minutes drive from Glentower House.

The season is March 1st till the 31st October. The reservoir is stocked on a weekly basis throughout the season with high quality Rainbows, Browns and Blues, all of which are triploids and complement the indigenous Brown trout population. With a maximum depth of over 100ft, shallowing off in many heather clad bays to between 2 and 8ft the fishing is often very visual with an abundance of terrestrial insects.

Facilities include ample car parking by the lochside; a fishing lodge with a range of tackle and flies for sale. There are 12 boats available for hire. Fly fishing tuition is also available by very experienced tutors.

Further information from Frandy Fishery – Tel: 01259 781352 or

Glensherrup Reservoir – Boat and bank fishing for rainbows and browns. The season is from March 1st to November 31st. For further information and permits contact Frandy Farm on 01259 781631.

Castlehill Reservoir – Only minutes from Glentower House and Lavender Cottage, Castlehill offers bank and boat fishing for brown trout, rainbow trout perch and pike. The season is from March 15th to October 28th.

Permits from:

Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from Duffs Diner, Tel 07972 069450

Tuesday – Thursday from a bailiff, Tel 07748 011834

Glendevon Trout Farm – is situated 5 miles east of Kinross at Crook of Devon. There is bank fishing for Rainbows all year round. The facilities include refreshments and tackle for sale. For further information and permits contact 015774 840297

Glentower House