Fishing will be by fly rod, centrepin reel, line and hand tied artificial flies or lures.

Day Permits availabale from April 2021.
Evening permits available from May,

Complete a Catch Return

After fishing please email your catch return to:


Please include:

  • Your name and date of visit;
  • How many rainbow and brown trout you caught, kept and returned;
  • An estimate of the weight of fish.

Completing a catch return helps us properly manage the fishery.  


You must buy a permit for the day you intend to fish, if you make a mistake with the date or name, can't fish on the day, you need to let us know and resolve the issue in advance of fishing. Do not fish without a valid permit. It is unlawful to fish without written permission.

Before purchase please see these key documents: Data Protection | Rules | Disclaimer for Young Anglers | Risk Assessments | Health and Safety Policy

  • Buy your ePermit.

    Buy up to a week in advance. Select the fishing date and click the Buy Now button to be taken to PayPal's secure payment website. Enter your details and card information to pay us the fee. You don't need a PayPal account.
  • Full day - 3 fish limit - £22- catch and release - £17
  • Evening - 2 fish limit - £17 - catch and release - £12 (from 5pm, May - Aug)
  • Keep (or print) your Email Receipt.

    Keep or print your email receipt from PayPal. You'll need to show this to the bailiff when challenged so either bring your phone with the email, or a print out.
  • Taking a child?

    You need to print and sign a disclaimer, keep it with you for collection by a bailiff on the bank. You are responsible for both your own and your child's conduct, behaviour and safety. One under 16 year old per paying angler only.
  • Complete Catch Return.

    Completing a catch return is a condition of fishing. To minimise the amount of contact between angler and bailiff we request that you send us your catch return by email. A simple count of number caught, returned or taken, weight and species with your name and date of fishing will do.

You can also purchase a permit at Edinburgh Angling Centre. Please check if these outlets are open before visiting.

Permits are not available to purchase on the bank.

You can read about our Privacy, Terms and Conditions here.

ePermits can be purchased online using a Paypal account, or credit/debit card. We don't have access to your card or payment information.