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Coarse Fishing in Scotland

Coarse fishing is a term used in the UK for angling for coarse fish, a term used to distinguish between freshwater fish and game fish, such as salmon, trout and char.  Scotland is well known for its fantastic fishing, attracting anglers from far and wide all year round, and our coarse fishery waters are well stocked with thousands of quality fish.

Thanks to our accessible location and wide range of well-stocked fishing waters, anglers travel to Broom Fisheries from across Scotland, Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyneside and Lancashire for both leisure and match fishing.

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Our Fish

There’s a fantastic range of coarse fish at Broom Fisheries, and you will have an excellent opportunity to catch the following in our lakes:

  • Barbel
  • Roach
  • Tench
  • Perch
  • Bream
  • Rudd
  • Ide
  • Gudgeon
  • Chub
  • Carp

Coarse fishing in Scotland

About Coarse Fishing

Since the 1960s, there has been a steadily increasing interest in the sport of coarse fishing in Scotland, following the establishment of the Glasgow & West of Scotland Coarse Fishing Association, which created a focal point for enthusiasts across the country.

This played a major part in creating the first generation of home-grown Scottish coarse anglers, and by 1970 the club was able to mount annual open events which attracted hundreds of anglers from as far away as Yorkshire and the Midlands

By the early eighties, the Scottish Federation for Coarse Angling (SFCA) had been established to act as an umbrella body for the sport. This, combined with an expansion in the range of species available, has contributed to the steady growth in participation that coarse angling in Scotland has experience since.

Fishing at Broom

Coarse fishing is a growing sporting activity in Scotland, and we have 8 fully stocked lakes here at Broom Fisheries, including a purpose built canal, that make us famous for the quality and variety of course fishing that we offer, attracting keen anglers for leisure and competition fishing alike.

We are hoping that by providing a range of excellent facilities to visitors and tourists, Broom Fisheries will continue to build on the hard work of Scotland’s coarse fishing community and increase interest in coarse angling across Scotland and the rest of the UK.

Situated within easy access of the M6 and M74, Broom Fisheries’ peaceful and natural environment attracts regular anglers from all over the country.

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200 Acres of Fishing Bliss

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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