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Drummond Loch

Drummond Loch, a Site of Special Scientific Interest that covers about 86  acres and is situated in a scenic and tranquil location within Drummond Castle Estate. It is reached via the Crieff to Muthill road, entrance to the Loch is via a padlocked gate; a key is issued with your ticket. There is ample parking in the Bennybeg car park on the opposite side of the road.

The Loch, which is stocked annually with 12 Brown Trout is one of the few remaining Brown trout fisheries only in Scotland. Each season fish up to 4lb are caught and weights of 2lb are not uncommon. The season runs 15 March - 6 October and fishing is fly only and from one of the Club's three boats - no bank fishing is allowed. Three Clansman boats are avalable. They can comfortable accommodate 3 anglers and are available at very reasonable rates - see PricesOars are provided but the loch is large and so electric engines are recommended for those that have them.

Bag limit - two fish per angler may be kept.  

Permits (cash only) for the loch are available from:

Garden Centre (Open 7 days. 9.00am – 5.00pm)
Crieff Visitor Centre
Muthill Road
Garden Centre enquiries Tel: 01764 652722

The loch is generally shallow, the deepest areas are about 8-10 feet, and as a consequence fish may be taken all over area. Being generally shallow, the loch fishes best from the opening of the season until about mid-Jul when it can become cloudy. The last month of the season can again see some good sport. Floating and intermediate lines are all that is needed fished with a selection of traditional wet flies such as; Black Pennel, Damsels, Grouse & Claret, Invicta and silver bodied March Brown, Invitca. Try also Palmers, Butchers, Sedges and common dry flies. 

Specific Rules and Guidance for the Loch are available here. These can be downloaded and printed for reference.