Middleton Fly Fishing Trout Fishery Feedback

This section is dedicated to those anglers who wish to give us their feedback. The link below may not have been working properly over the last year so if you have sent feedback and do not see it below please do not hesitate to send it again.

You may email us and your email which may be edited at proof reading will feature below, You may also include a picture that you have taken during your visit.

Received June 2013

Hi Paul

Just a wee note to say thanks for another wonderful days fishing, the water is looking great and all the hard work is very obvious. Just checked my diary and i have had 51 fish over 4 visits, i dont usually get that over the entire season so keep up the good work. Those blues are awesome by the way.

See you soon i hope



Received Friday 17th June 2011

I would like to thank all the guys at middleton on my visit with 2 friends on Thursday 16th June,myself having only just started fly fishing and never experienced hooking into a fish,

Gary approached and gave me some invaluable tips,and helped me with my set up,after an hour or so i hooked into my first rainbow,it felt fantastic,not long afterwards i took another 3,
total bag weighing 9lbs,can`t wait to return to this fantastic friendly fishery again.

Tight Lines Guys.

Alex Macleod.


Received Sunday 4th April 2010

I would like to thank everyone at Middleton Fishery for a fantastic days fishing made all the better by my youngest daughter Nicole Age 9 catching her First ever Rainbow Trout at 2lbs 9oz. 

For those fishermen/women present on the day you might have seen her playing the fish as if she was playing a Great White, But the smile on her face and the stories afterwards made our day, like all true fishermen/women the fish is now the size of her mum.

Thanks again for a fantastic day and we are all waiting for our next visit to see how many Nicole can catch.

Grant Fulton

Received 29th March 2010

Having been to a few fisheries over the past few years, I came across Middleton on the internet and decided to give it a go with my dad last Wednesday, 24th March. Staff were excellent as were the facilities and the regulars were very friendly and chatty too. Best of all, my dad, who has just taken up fly fishing aged 69!!! Caught 3 nice rainbows and I managed to catch 5 and miss about another 6 along the way !! Our best day out at a fishery by far.

We will definitely be back for all of the above reason and also because the quality of the fish was excellent. Hardest fighting fish I have ever come across in a fishery. I would highly recommend this place to anyone. Especially to any old codgers out there who may have reached retirement age. They do a great deal on a Wednesday for you,4 hours fishing,keep the first 2 fish then catch and release. For only £10. Excellent value for money.

See you soon Middleton

Steven & David Munro  

Received 21st March 2010

Hi Paul,

Just to say thanks, we had a great day today, 66 between us and half as many again dropped. No blanks, although one of the lads only had the one, but he was, shall we say " a bit under the weather ", and went home early. All the fish were in cracking nick, and as far as we were concerned, the perfect size at 2-4lbs. and pulled like trains.  Lots of sore arms and shoulders tonight!

Also a special Thank You from the lads to Chris and the lass for looking after us, the bacon butties and tea were just what we needed on a cold morning, and the lunchtime pies went down a treat.

See you again,


Received 25th April

Hi, We would just like to thank the fishery for the outing that the VAC just had, it was fantastic, the fish were all around the loch taken lures, dries, nymphs & buzzers ( MAGIC ) from the start of the day until last thing. The fish are all top class with full tails. The lunch was also great. This has to be one of the best small waters in Scotland, a must for any angler or club. With crystal clear water you can see everything. Please go and give it a try you will love it as many others do. The Vale Angling Club will be back for more........THANKS AGAIN,,,,Scott Young VAC.........

Received 1st November 2007

Hi folks

Having taken up fly fishing only last year, I have visited several fisheries in order to sample the fishing and learn a few points. It is important that I comment on the hospitality shown by the staff at Middleton in relation to the provision of food, facilities and the willingness to provide advice on what type of fly to use and the helpful hints on fishing (casting, type of rod to use and how to catch the blooming fish) in general. Both Craig and I have enjoyed a number of good days at Middleton with some positive and negative returns but we have enjoyed the fishing never the less which is the most important aspect. Well done guys.


Martin and Craig Graham

Received 21st November 2006

I was fishing the fishery on Sunday 19 Nov, and it was a good day out and the pricing was very good and hard fighting fish were a different class. it was my first time and it will not be my last. Thanx for a good day out.

A Carruthers

Received 20th November 2006


I would like to thank the staff at the fishery for their warm welcome , and to congratulate the owner, for all the hard work he has done on the layout.

Myself and my grandson have fished it twice in the last three weeks , with good results Total of 16 fish for the two visits We also had good day in our inter club championships Won by Cove And Killcreggan

Thanks again Mr J Mc Guire And Grandson

Received 7th June 2006

I recently fished the Middleton Fishery and was more than pleasantly surprisedby the beautiful surroundings and the manicured verges of the reservoir. This alone helps the beginner when he is just starting up the angling scene as there are no obstacles in the way.The angling is top class as the fish are in perfect condition with Middleton Fishery offer avariety of stock fish, all of good fighting weight.

The facilities on hand are very clean and well looked after by the management whom are also very helpful and pleasant, which makes a change from some fisheries I have been to.

The pricing of the fishery is balanced well for the angler, WELL DONE.

Bill Rankin
(River Clyde Fisheries Management Trust Ltd.)

Hi there I thought I would e-mail you to let you know how Middleton fishery is fishing.. first and foremost I would like to inform other fishermen about the new setup at Middleton. the two new guy's Owner Paul & Manager Gary who have took over have made a huge difference to the whole place .. there is a new Lodge which has a proper kitchen serving really good hot rolls with a variety of fillings , snacks and hot tea and coffee all day . there are also proper toilet facilities . The guy's make you feel most welcome .. anyway now onto the serious side of things. I have made two visits within the last two weeks and had a load of fish on a catch and release ticket. the fish are without doubt grade 1 fish judging by the way they fight. they have been averaging around 3 to 4lb . the stocking policy in place must be good as the twice i have been just about everyone has been getting there share of fish. I have mainly caught on buzzers but other anglers have been doing well on various lure patterns. Prices at the fishery are very reasonable and the place is definitely worth a visit . The fishery opens at 8am every day.

Tight Lines...............

Derek Hughes
Vale Angling Club