Caurnie Angling Club

Fly Fishing Scotland


fly fishing for Trout at Antermony Loch















fly fishing for trout  Scotland        
Rainbow TroutPerch

Club History

One of the largest Fly Fishing for Trout Clubs in Scotland has a membership of over 200.Caurnie Angling Club has a healthy number of Junior Members, at the minute the Club has a few vacancies for both senior and junior members.

Predominant Species The loch is stocked on a regular basis by The Angling Club through the fishing season, with Brown Trout ranging from 3/4 lb to 2lb and the occasional large fish up to 5lb. Brown trout Found throughout Europe Feeding on invertebrates, insect larvae and adult insects, mollusc's, crustaceans, and fish.
Much more territorial and not as competitive a feeder as the rainbow trout. The Angling Club tries to ensure that the Quality of the fish purchased for Re-Stocking are of the best that is available

Rainbow trout The Loch is Stocked with Rainbow Trout in The Middle of the Season when the water is warm and the local browns are hard to catch , it helps to stimulate the resident fish and can be a pleasant surprise to the lucky angler . Rainbows are not native to Scotland and in fact they do not even breed naturally in our waters. Their original home is the Pacific coast of North America and they were first introduced to Scotland in 1888. However it has only really been since the late 1960s that they have become widespread and they are now the main quarry species for the Scottish still water trout angler, Each Year over wintered trout in the region of 4 to 5 lb have been caught

Perch This Species has always inhabited the loch, at one point most were netted by the Angling Club, but they have managed to increase in numbers . The perch is a stripy predator which, when young will attack anything small enough to fit in itís mouth. As perch grow older they become a lot more cautious, making a specimen perch harder to catch. Its unique looks make it easily recognizable. Its body is green with six or seven black stripes, this coloring is excellent camouflage in its underwater jungle of weeds and reeds. Itís not a fast swimmer like the pike but it can cruise a reasonable speed for long periods of time. Pike did inhabit the loch about 20 years ago, but were systematically captured in cages over the years and relocated elsewhere , As no pike have been seen for a few years we are sure that they no longer inhabit the loch.

Club History