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Fully stocked lakes for leisure and competition fishing

Read all about our fully stocked lakes to find out why we’re famous for the quality and variety of course fishing which attracts keen anglers both for leisure and match fishing.

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Bruce's Acre


14 Pegs

Another of our more popular pleasure / match lakes

Similarly to Queensberry – open to pleasure fishing Mon – Sat – often closed for matches on Sundays

Species

  • Carp – common, mirror & ghost up to 14lbs
  • F1 carp – up to 6lbs
  • Ide – 2.5lbs
  • Chub – 2.5lbs
  • Bream – 3lbs
  • Barbel – 6lbs
  • Other species – Perch, Roach, Gudgeon

Well suited for rod and pole fishing, similar methods to Queensberry Water as the two are linked together via two culvert bridges.

Match info

Often used in Broom series, festival weekends and open matches.

Canal


Caerlaverock Castle, Dumfries 16 Pegs

Species

  • Carp – mirror, common & ghost up to 15lbs
  • Bream – up to 6lbs
  • Chub – up to 5lbs
  • Ide – up to 2.5lbs
  • As well as Tench, Roach, Perch & Gudgeon

Best methods

  • Carp – method feeder with pellets, boilies and sweetcorn
  • Pole fishing – corn, pellet or meat.
  • All other species – maggot/caster, worm, on both pole & rod with cage feeder work well.

Canal is predominantly a pleasure fishing water but occasionally matches are held on this water.

Donut


14 Pegs

Donut is predominantly used as a pleasure fishing water.

Species

  • Carp – mirror, common and ghost up to 15lbs
  • Ide up to 2.5 lbs
  • Bream / Skimmers up to 3lbs
  • Other species: Tench, Roach & Perch

Best methods

  • Carp – feeder with pellet, corn or boilies
  • All other species – maggot, caster, worm, corn on cage feeder or pole.

Donut water is generally suited better for rod fishing, can get a little weedy for pole fishing during summer months.

Link


3 - 4 Pegs

Situated between the Square & Canal, has 3/4 pegs, Link is an excellent pleasure fishing area which regularly produces large carp.

Species

  • Carp up to 15lbs
  • Chub up to 4lbs
  • Ide – 2.5lbs
  • Bream – 3lbs
  • Other species – Roach, Perch, Tench, Gudgeon

Best methods – suited for both rod & pole fishing, maggot, worm, corn, pellet, meat & boilies

All produce brilliant fish.

Queensberry Water


A very popular water, for both pleasure and match fishing.

Queensberry water is open for pleasure fishing Mon – Sat, but is generally closed on Sundays for match fishing, which has become increasingly popular. On rare occasions on Saturdays club matches are booked on it also.

Species

  • Carp – common, mirror and ghost up to 14lbs
  • F1 carp – up to 6lbs
  • Bream – 3lbs
  • Tench – 3lbs
  • Ide – 2.5lbs
  • Chub – 2.5lbs
  • Barbel – up to 6lbs
  • Other species – Perch, Roach, Gudgeon

An excellent water for all types of fishing on rod/pole.

Rod fishing

Method & cage feeder with pellet, corn and maggot all work well. Waggler float fishing shallow with pellet/maggot can be very good during the warmer months.

Pole fishing

Best methods – chopped worm & caster, maggot, pellet and sweetcorn.

The current match record stands at 88lbs, with weights regularly recorded between 50 & 60 lbs on match days.

Enquiries are always advisable with regards to weekends, although Saturdays are generally free.

Square


12 Pegs

Square is predominantly a pleasure fishing water, although a popular match water during the winter months.

Species

  • Carp – common, mirror and ghost up to 15lbs
  • Bream up to 6lbs
  • Chub up to 5lbs
  • Ide up to 2.5lbs
  • Perch up to 4lbs
  • Other species – Roach, Gudgeon, Tench, Barbel

Best methods – cage feeder, method feeder works well for all species, corn, pellet, meat, maggots and worm are best baits.

Square water is very well suited for pole fishing, both deep and shallow.

Worm, maggot & caster over groundbait works well, with 30lbs + of silver fish regularly recorded during matches.

Wallace


18 Pegs

Opened in 2016

Fully stocked with small mirror Carp, Ide, Skimmers, Roach and Perch, with a handful of large Carp up to 16lbs.

Wallace is a “match only” water, due to increasing demand on match days, and to occasionally free-up one of the other match waters on Sundays for pleasure fishing.

Wallace water is the proud current holder of the Scottish Match Fishing Record, which now stands at 128lb 6oz and is held by Mr Ian Whitson from Motherwell, Scotland.