Fishing Season Information
- The salmon fishing season on the Forth runs from 1 February 2021 until 31 October 2021.
- The trout season runs from 15 March 2021 until 6 October 2021.
You can fish for both Monday to Saturday in the season.
What we do
- manage the salmon fisheries in Stirling and Callander
- provide good quality and well managed public salmon fishery for the benefit of both residents and visitors
- promote salmon conservation by issuing tags to anglers to limit the number of salmon that can be taken away while still providing a full season of fishing
Popular permit prices
Stirling Council Fisheries offer anglers spring fishing, sea trout fishing, summer fishing and back end fishing all on the one permit. The single permit covers both the Rivers Teith and Forth while removing the divide between visitor and resident.
Anglers can fish for nine months for just £200, while people aged twelve to twenty one can now fish the whole season for only £15. Anyone up to the age of twelve is welcome to fish for free with a paying adult on a catch and release basis.
1-5 Port Street
Stirling, FK8 2EJ
Tel: 01786 404040
Stirling Agricultural Centre
Stirling, FK9 4RN
Tel: 01786 430400
James Bayne and Co.
76 Main Street,
Callander, FK17 8BD
Tel: 01877 330218
- Two passport photographs and
- Two address verifications which require to be supported by photographic verification eg. passport or driving licence.
- Two passport photographs and
- One address verification requires to be supported by photographic verification eg. passport or driving licence.
Permits can be paid for by means of credit/debit card or cash. Permits are available from Customer First, Angling Active, James Bayne Tackle and online from FishPal (card only).
wild brown trout
sea trout, salmon
and often coarse fish.
List of Fisheries
The following lists some very local fishing spots within a 12-mile radius, but there are many others if you want to travel a little further.
- Castle Hill Reservoir (By Muckhart) - Brown trout, rainbow trout, pike, perch
- Cockburn Reservoir (Bridge of Allan) - Brown trout
- Crook of Devon Fishery (By Kinross) - Brown trout, rainbow trout
- Glenquey Reservoir (By Muckhart) - Brown trout
- Glensherrup Trout Fishery (By Dollar) -Rainbow trout, brown trout
- Loch Coulter (By Denny) - Brown trout
- Loch Leven - Brown trout, rainbow trout
- Lower Frandy Reservoir (By Muckhart) - Brown trout
- River Allan (Bridge of Allan) - Salmon, sea trout and brown trout
- River Carron (By Denny) - Brown trout, sea trout, salmon, grilse
- River Devon (Clackmannanshire) - Brown trout, salmon, sea trout
- River Forth (Stirling) - Salmon, sea trout, brown trout
- Swans Water Stirling, trout.
- Wellsfield Farm Fishery
A Few Regulations that require attention
Other than coarse or sea fishing, rods must be handheld and not propped on a stick or rod rest for that would be a set line, which is illegal in Scotland. You can only use one rod may for each fishing permit paid for. On waters under a Protection Order, it is an offence to fish without paying for a permit. It is prohibited to fish for or take salmon and sea trout on Sundays.
- Before going to fish in isolated lochs or rivers, always tell someone responsible for your intended route and projected time of return.
- While boat fishing always wears a properly fitting life jacket or buoyancy aid.
- Do not stand up or move about in the boat while fishing.
Code of Conduct
Please consider others and observe the angler's code of conduct
- fish upstream of other fishing anglers
- wait your turn to fish a pool from its head
- remove your old line, cans bottles and all litter from the riverbank
- stay about 15m from the next angler and 30m when they or you are using a fly
- respect the property, access and privacy of people who live on or by the fishery.
Compulsory catch and release until 1 June.
Last updated: Wednesday, September 29, 2021 2:54 PM