Published On: Fri, May 19th, 2017 at 3:39pm

Fishing – new Clubbiedean owner wants to encourage youngsters to fish

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Steven Johnston the new owner of Clubbiedean Trout Fishery in the Pentland Hills Regional Park. Picture Nigel Duncan Media

Clubbiedean Fishery in the Pentland Hills has just changed hand following a tender process.

Former joiner and keen fisherman Steven Johnston from South Queensferry is the new man in charge.

And he has enjoyed a strong start with over 50 fish caught on his open day.

The 12-acre reservoir in the Regional Park offers fly fishing from boats and now bait fishing from banks.

Steven hopes that bait fishing will encourage young people to take up the sport and move into fly fishing in the longer term.

Contact: Steven Johnston
Address: Clubbiedean Fishery, Pentland Hills Regional Park, Torduff Road EH13 0PA
Telephone: 07341 839378

Open: seven days
Times: 9am to 10pm (during the summer)
Car park: for 12

Species: brown trout and rainbow trout
Basic prices: keep three fish for four hours £20; catch and return for four hours from boat £15; parent and child (under-14), keep three fish between the pair for four hours £24. Full details on www.clubbiedeantroutfishery.com

Concessions: £2 reduction
Rod hire: no
Catching methods: fly and bait

How many pegs: no fly fishing from bank
How many boats: four

What comes with boats: oars
Lifejackets: eight
Bait: can be purchased on site

Outings: contact Steven on 07341 839378
On-site facilities: toilet and bothy
Food: hot dogs, chocolate, crisps plus tea and coffee and juice

Tackle: hooks, weights, floats and line for coarse fishing plus flies and leader material plus hooks for fly fishing
Toilets: yes (portable)
Landing nets: four

Rules: fly a bait fishing only, one rod per angler, no ground baiting, no treble hooks, swim feeders, bubble with fly, natural bait only, no power bait or pellets, no dogs on site, all children must be with an adult at all times, no fires, camping or alcohol on the premises.


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