Stenhouse Trout Fishery may be in Fife but it is hugely popular with anglers from the Lothians and Edinburgh.
Why? Because it is only 35 minutes from Scotland’s Capital and consistently produces quality fishing throughout the year.
Nigel Duncan visited Stenhouse on the day that it hosted the Scierra Pairs, one of Britain’s leading fly fishing competitions.
Here is a factfile in case you wish to take a trip across the Forth to Stenhouse.
Background: Stenhouse is situated above Burntisland and the water was formerly used for a distillers in the town. John Callison has been in charge for over seven years and anglers from Edinburgh, West and Midlothian, all over Fife and from Dundee, are regulars.
Contact: John Callison
Address: Stenhouse Fishery, Dunearn, Burntisland KY3 0AH
Telephone: 0753046 1214
Directions: take the A921 coast road towards Aberdour then left at the roundabout before Aberdour onto the B9157 and then the A909 signposted Burntisland
Open: seven days during the summer and five days during the winter (closed Monday and Tuesday)
Times: 9am to dusk
Basic cost: boat eight hours taking four fish £29, bank eight hours taking four fish £26
Species: brown, rainbow and blue trout
Record: 14lb 14oz
Biggest last season: 12lb 8oz
Concessions: Tuesday and Thursday (9-4)
Rod hire: none
Catching method: fly only
Pegs: no pegs but bank fishing around the whole water
What comes with the boats: lifejackets and oars. Bring you own motor
Flies: can be purchased on site
Facilities: shop stocking hot and cold drinks and snacks
Bothy: super log-burning stove and seating around the fire
Toilet: on site