Trout Fisherman (UK) - - Where To Fish -

WELLSFIELD is a pop­u­lar day-ticket fly and bait fish­ery in cen­tral Scot­land. A Trout­mas­ters wa­ter, it com­prises three well-stocked lochans cov­er­ing a to­tal of 12 acres. Lochans Hear­adh and Uaithne of­fer fly-fish­ing from the bank, while Lochan Fionn is a three-acre bait-fish­ing wa­ter. Fa­cil­i­ties in­clude a lodge where re­fresh­ments can be ob­tained, a club­house for club and cor­po­rate events, toi­lets (in­clud­ing dis­abled) and a tackle shop. Rod hire and cast­ing tu­ition are avail­able.

Fish­ing shel­ters can be found at the wa­ter­side, along with pegs with seats, dis­abled plat­forms and car ac­cess. The fish­ery is set in beau­ti­ful nat­u­ral sur­round­ings and fed by a spring and nat­u­ral burn, which col­lec­tively en­sure an abun­dance of nat­u­ral in­sect and aquatic life, in­clud­ing nymphs, buzzers, fry, min­now, stick­le­back, bee­tles, shrimp, snails, flies, am­phib­ians and ter­res­tri­als which en­cour­ages the trout to be free ris­ing, even on the cold­est and dullest of days (au­to­matic ice-pre­ven­tion wave ma­chines keep Wellsfield open in win­ter). Buzzers, Blood­worm, nymphs (Pheas­ant Tail, Hare’s Ear, Damsels, Dragon­fly) Cats, Fritzs, Dancers, Wag­glers, emerg­ers, dry flies and a se­lec­tion of tra­di­tional wet flies all do well. The fish­ery is stocked up to four times weekly with rain­bow, brown and blue trout from 2lb to over 20lb. A £50 tagged fish com­pe­ti­tion op­er­ates and the venue also wel­comes group and cor­po­rate events.

PTN. Dancer.

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