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Welcome to Glenquicken Troutmasters Fishery, a 4.5 acre fly fishing lochan situated amongst magnificent scenery in the shadow of Cairnsmore of Fleet, Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway.
The water for Glenquicken lochan is fed from our own burn and also from the three natural springs that are now in the centre of the lochan. This mixture allows the fish to experience the "spate" of the burn flowing into the lochan (the burn can rise to fill the inlet pipe in an hour during heavy rain) and also, when the burn is low, to have a very adequate supply of neutral Ph water from the springs that rise in the granite below and are filtered through the sand and gravel that Glenquicken was once famous for.
The lochan has varying depths of water (at its deepest, over 30ft while, at its shallowest, it's only 4ft) with an average depth of 16ft. The bed of the lochan consists of rock, sand and gravel, peat and clay and it has been dug out and left in ridges, thus creating different depths. This allows the trout to experience a more natural environment and also promotes a variety of natural insect food at different depths and allows you, the angler, more variation in the choice of flies and lines to use.
We are a registered "Troutmasters" fishery. This popular national competition is sponsored by Trout Fisherman magazine and our monthly winning fish is normally in excess of 14lb; the largest fish caught to date is a rainbow trout of 24lb 5oz.
The lochan is well stocked with rainbow trout, the smallest being 2lb and the largest well into double figures (with a few real monsters). Enough of these big fish are stocked to ensure you have a fair chance of catching one. The overall stocking of the lochan is no less than 150 fish per acre.
We have a comfortable Fishing "Kabin" on site where a selection of hot food and drinks are available to order. A range of flies (hand-tied by my wife and son) and leaders, etc., can also be purchased. Please note that the lochan is used for fly fishing only.
Beginners are welcome and, if you require tuition, this can normally be arranged at a modest cost per hour (time permitting) and needs to be booked in advance.
Our Green Pledge.
As a Certified Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere business, we endeavour to safeguard our environment wherever possible in everything we do here at Glenquicken Farm and adhere to all environmental standards in our business using power supplied from our wind turbine, using low wattage LED lights, water supplied from our own spring, utilising and protecting the burn that feeds our fishing loch, recycling as much material as possible and harvesting sustainable local game and venison. We strongly support the area’s natural eco-system and do our best to keep our transport and fossil fuel usage to a minimum. Read more about Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere and view our Certification.
Glenquicken Farm also has three comfortable self-catering holiday cottages available. See our holiday cottage website for details!
Glenquicken Farm Game Meats is fully registered to sell venison, game and trout which can all be cut to required portion sizes, vacuum packed and frozen, ready for purchase.