TEMPORARY CLOSURE - Unfortunately the fishery will not be open for the 2013 season. This is because Scottish Water has informed us that they intend to carry out work to the dam wall. This means that the water level will be too low to allow fishing. The fishery will re-open for the 2014 season.
North Third Trout Fishery has been in the same ownership for over 27 years as an internationally renowned 120 acre trout fishery set in stunning upland scenery only 5 miles from Stirling. Offering superb quality, stocked rainbow trout and wild brown trout fishing, North Third is recognised as one of the top, fly only, commercial fisheries in Scotland.
The loch side car park and ticket office means that boat and bank access are only a short distance from your car - so you can take as much equipment as you want!
The fishery is stocked weekly with high quality, Scottish grown rainbow trout averaging 2 lb 8 oz. Many larger rainbows are also caught and the fishery record stands at 19 lb 14 oz. The loch also has a large population of wild brown trout, and no stocking of brown trout takes place. These beautifully marked fish average 10oz. However 1lb+ fish are common with the occasional monster being lost at the net. The brown trout record stands at 9lb 3oz.
The philosophy behind North Third is to provide an enjoyable and relaxing days fishing in magnificent surroundings at a fair and reasonable price. North Third is for anglers who want is to use skill (and sometimes a little bit of luck!) to have a great day's fishing trying to bag up or just chill out.
Determined anglers regularly reach the generous 10 fish bag limit, which we believe is the highest of any fly only commercial trout fishery in the country. Catch and release is allowed so you can decide if you want to take a fish or not. For those who don't want to kill fish we also have a catch and release permit.
Please feel free to contact us for further information