Haddo Trout Fishery

Haddo Trout Fishery has gained an excellent reputation in the North East of Scotland and is an ideal location for a great day's fly fishing. The fishery covers just under five acres with an average depth of around five feet and is stocked with brown, rainbow and some blue Trout.

Surrounded by mixed woodland, this is a peaceful, scenic, sheltered lake and a great place to relax and enjoy the wildlife. Haddo is often described as the "Wild at heart" fishery, with prolific insect life inviting great fly fishing sport.

Haddo Trout Fishery
A nice Haddo Brown Trout of approx 4 lb

The fishery is open daily ( prior booking recommended ) and is not crowded as the number of anglers on the lake at any one time is normally limited to ten. This helps to ensure that everybody has plenty of space to enjoy their fishing and relax.

There is no bank fishing available at Haddo, the fishing is from three 15 foot fibreglass boats and two built on moulds from the original 19 foot Loch Leven wooden clinkers. These lovely traditional boats are really great to fish from.

Playing a nice Haddo Brownie
Loch Leven boats at Haddo Trout Fishery

Haddo is a catch and release fishery and anglers use barbless or carefully de-barbed flies at all times. The fish are stocked mainly in the 1 lb to 2 lb range, but there is also a good head of larger trout and fish of 3 to 5 lbs are caught on a regular basis.

You can catch up with the latest Haddo news via the weekly fishing reports in the Forum section of this website and these usually include a few photos and tips regarding tactics and flies. Some of the abundant food items to be found in the lake include corixa, freshwater shrimp, damsel nymphs, alder nymphs, pond olives, bloodworm and sticklebacks. The surrounding trees are also a great source of food for the fish.

Playing a nice Haddo trout
Float Tubing at Haddo

Haddo Trout Fishery is under new management in 2017 and the new owner, Vivian Fallon, has been a regular customer at Haddo for many years.

Vivian is very keen to get the fishery back to it's former glory!

Mains of Keithfield, Near Methlick
Aberdeenshire AB41 7HJ

Booking is highly recommended, but not always required. To avoid disappointment and to check availability please text or call 07894 835232.


Haddo Trout Fishery