Where to Fish for Grayling A to Z

Annan | Ayr | River Avon | Clyde | Earn | Ericht | Gryfe | Isla | Leader | Nith | Tay | Teviot | TillTummel | Tweed


Annan Estates

Kirkwood, Hoddam. For permits contact the Fishery Manager at Newbie on 01461 202608. Google Map Reference 54.975147, -3.276186

Upper Annan Angling Association

Upperannan and Applegarth beats, call 01683 300592 for information and permits. Google Map Reference 55.144088, -3.409738


Ayr Angling Club

Offers fishing for grayling on the river Ayr, call 01292 268833 for permits. Google Map Reference 55.460323, -4.590391

River Avon


18 miles of fishing for salmon, sea trout, trout and grayling. Call 01698 791436 for information and permits. Google Map Reference 55.777192, -4.018055


The Clyde

Rises in the borders hills near Moffat and offers exceptional trout and grayling fishing in gin clear water. The ongoing rehabilitation of the lower Clyde, which was until recently deplorably polluted, has made it possible for salmon and sea trout to re-establish themselves in this once prolific river.

As with all major rivers in Scotland the Clyde is covered by a Protection Order under the Freshwater and Fisheries Act. Because of the pollution problem salmon had been excluded from the Clyde for over two centuries, as a result the Clyde became reknowned as a trout andgrayling water and the effect of the Protection Order has been to enhance access to fishing as there were no conflicts with salmon interests. Fishing permits are available along the length of the river from Angling Clubs, Post Offices, shops and hotels.

Lamington and District Angling Improvement Association

The Ericht below Bridge of Calley

9 miles of mostly double bank from Boat Bridge, Thankerton to Bower Pool, Roberton. Stocked annually. Log on to www.lamingtonfishing.co.uk for full details of this quality value for money water. Google Map Reference 55.567168, -3.619433

United Clyde Angling Protection Association

Permits are available to The Secretary, UCAPA, c/o Civic Square Post Office and Newspaper, 39, Civic Square, Motherwell, Lanarkshire, ML1 1TP. Google Map Reference 55.495926, -3.688958


Crief Angling Club

Day permits for wild brown trout and Grayling from Boyds Newsagents, Crief, call 0176465387 or from office of the Perthshire Tourist Board in Crief, call 01764 65278. Google Map Reference 56.372054, -3.855654

Dupplin Estate

Trout fishing on the Forteviot and Aberdalgie beats, fly only, 6 fish limit, fly only. Priority to be given to salmon anglers. Grayling 15th November to 15th January, fly and float only. Call 017838 622757. Google Map Reference 56.347778, -3.547607



There a several trout and grayling fishing opportunities on the Ericht detailed out on an excellent website www.anglingintayside.co.uk/fishingcentres.asp click on the Blairgowrie and Coupar Angus button. Google Map Reference 56.591589, -3.334801


Strathgryfe AA

Salmon, Sea Trout, Brown trout and Grayling. Permits from Blackwood Butchers, 15 St james Terrace, Kilmacolm, The Cross Caf£, The Cross, Kilmacolm. Google Map Reference 55.874155, -4.474073

Bridge of Weir AC

Salmon, brown trout, grayling, call 01505 703808. Google Map Reference 55.858838, -4.579595

The Isla



Call 01250 873990.


There a several salmon, trout and grayling fishing opportunities on the Isla detailed out on an excellent website www.anglingintayside.co.uk/fishingcentres.asp

Click on the Blairgowrie and Coupar Angus button. Google Map Reference 56.589983, -3.345959

Keithick Angling Club

Call 01250 873990. Google Map Reference 56.541995, -3.320821

Strathmore Angling Improvement Association

For permits call 01382 667711.


Earlston Angling Association

Have 5 miles of fishing for trout and grayling on the lower 5 miles of the river which is a tributary of the Tweed, from Rhymers Tower or the Co-op next door, contact Andrew Foggin on 01896 848183. No day tickets on Saturday. Google Map Reference 55.637896, -2.680066


Nith Fishing Improvement Association

Have 62% of all fishing available on the river offering excellent access to the river for fishing. Log on to www.rivernithfishings.co.uk. Google Map Reference 55.063591, -3.609414


There a several salmon, trout and grayling fishing opportunities on the Tay detailed out on an excellent website www.anglingintayside.co.uk/fishingcentres.asp

Click on the Blairgowrie and Coupar Angus.

Aberfeldy Angling Club

Permits from Wade Newsagent, call 01887 820397. Google Map Reference 56.621877, -3.867248

Perth and District Angling Association

Offer permits for course fishing on several stretches of the river, permits from Mallochs in Perth, Ballinluig Inn, Kettles in Dunkeld. Google Map Reference 56.568222, -3.586792


Jedforest AA

5 miles of fishing, 2 miles left bank 3 miles right bank between Jedburgh and Kelso, excellent fly water for grayling with fish of over 3lbs taken every year and reports of much bigger fish lurking in the pools, all grayling should be returned safely, permits from Shaws Newsagents, call 01835 863245 or Sanford Country Sport call 01835 863019, both are in the Cannongate in Jedburgh or go to their web site on www.jedforest-angling.co.uk Google Map Reference 55.477635, -2.552756


Tiptoe Beat

Two rods on 1.5 miles right bank, sea trout, salmon, brown trout and grayling. Day tickets available. Call 01890 882177. Google Map Reference 55.669537, -2.147266


Pitlochry AC water, great grayling downdtream from here

Lower Tummel


Permits for trout and grayling fishing from Pitlochry down to Ballinluig from the Pitlochry Tourist Office, 22, Athol Pl, Pitlochry, call 01796472215 also Ballinluig Filling Station and Ballinluig PO. Google Map Reference 56.703634, -3.731324

Upper Tummel

Clunie Dam Down to Faskally

Trout and grayling. Permits from the Pitlochry Tourist Office. Google Map Reference 56.720412, -3.794553


Berwick-on-Tweed and District AA

BDAA a considerable amount of fishing on the river Whiteadder which includes salmon, sea trout and brown trout fishing. In recent years there have been more and more reports of grayling up as far as Eddington Mill near Chirnside. Fish of over 2lbs have been reported. Permits from Gamefair in Berwick, Clarabad Mill, R Welsh in Duns, Allanton Inn and Chrinside Newsagents, Foremans Butchers in Norham.

Google Map Reference 55.782473, -2.107308

Coldstream and District AA

Have fishing on the Tweed between Carham and Milne Garden, brown trout and grayling, permits from Moffats Newsagents and the Vilage PO in Cornhill. Google Map Reference 55.652350, -2.250258

Gala Angling Association

Have 13 miles of fishing on the Tweed and 5 miles on the Gala Water. Permits from J and A Turnbull, Kingsknowes Hotel, Borders Angling Centre, and Clovensford Hotel. Contact the club secretary on 01896 755712. Google Map Reference 55.619273, -2.811036

Kelso and District AC

Have fishing for trout and grayling on the Tweed and Teviot, permits from: Forrest and Sons,1 Bridge St, Kelso; Intersport, 43, The Square, Kelso; Borders Hotel, Woodmarket, Kelso and Springwood Caravan Park, Kelso. Call 01673 226810. Google Map Reference 55.595420, -2.433381

Tweed at Coldstream

Ladykirk and Norham

AA have two miles of double bank, permits from the Victoria Hotel, call 01289 382437, or the Mason Arms, call 01280 382326, if closed try the village shop or Foremans butchers. Google Map Reference 55.719806, -2.174814

Peebles-shire Trout Fly Angling Association

Have a limited number of tickets available each day for visitors to their fishing on 23 miles of the Tweed and 5 miles of the Lyne Water. There are trout and grayling, catch and release for wild brownies but there are dye marked stocked fish that can be taken, Contact the Treasurer / Secretary, call 08701317128. Google Map Reference 55.651826, -3.192766