off the A710
Tel: 07814 501214
One of the few venues in Scotland to offer a mix of coarse and trout fishing, Greenhill is also unusual for a Scottish fishery in that it has a dedicated specimen carp pool with fish running to over 20lbs.
The venue also has one pool for general coarse fishing, a fly-only catch and release pool and another water where anglers can bait fish for trout rather than have to fly fish - giving them the opportunity to take home their dinner whilst using coarse fishing tactics.
For details of the layout of the fishery, click on the map above for a larger version.
Visiting anglers who haven't fished Greenhill before are asked to check their fishery website at www.greenhillfishery.co.uk for rules and tackle requirements as many anglers arrive with unsuitable tackle.
In addition to the fishing, Greenhill offers on-site glamping and camping accommodation in their heated Pods, Wigwams, Timber Tents and Glamping Bothies with short two and three night breaks a speciality.
Further details of these can be found on their Gorsebank website at gorsebankglamping.co.uk.
Specimen Carp Pool
The tree-lined Specimen Carp Pool is two acres in size with a small copse of Alder running along half the bank.
A quiet and secluded water, it has seven swims and is stocked with between 80 and 100 fish to the low 20s. Depths range between four and seven feet.
Although the carp pool is run as a small syndicate water for competent carp anglers, a maximum of two session tickets per day are made available to visiting anglers as long as pegs are available. Session tickets can be booked up to two weeks in advance on 07814 501214.
Non-syndicate day tickets cost £15.00 for three rods - or two rods if the water is busy - whilst 24-hour tickets are £20.00 and 48-hour tickets £35.00. Visiting anglers are advised to check peg availability before arriving.
Lily Pad Pool
The three-quarters-of-an-acre Lily Pad coarse fish pool is about 300 metres from the car park across a flat grass field and is ideal for pleasure anglers. It offers fishing for mirror and common carp to 8lbs; tench to 2lbs; as well as crucians, F1's and rudd.
An attractive water with two small islands, fishing is from a combination of wooden platforms and wood chipped pegs. With depths which range from two to six feet it is ideal for waggler, pole or method feeder.
Lily Pad Pool is open from 7.00am until half an hour before dusk and anglers should obtain their day tickets from the fishery office before proceeding to the pool. Tickets cost £5.00 for four hours or £9.00 for a full day for adults and £4.00 for four hours for juniors and £7.00 for the full day. Tackle can be hired at a cost of £12.00.
Island Trout Bait Pool
The half-an-acre Island Pool offers catch and keep bait fishing for Rainbow Trout. Stocked regularly with 1lb 8oz to 2lb fish, it is ideal for children and novices.
The most favoured technique tends to be to fish yellow sweetcorn which, because it is highly visible in the peat coloured water, is easily seen by the fish. This can be particularly effective when fished with a simple bubble float. Worms and maggots also work well.
Adult prices are £12.00 for a three hour, one fish ticket (£10.00 for under 16s); £22.00 for a six hour two fish ticket (£19.00 for under 16s) and £28.00 for an all day three fish ticket (£25.00 for under 16s). Tackle is available for hire at £6.00 per rod and reel.
As with the other Greenhill waters, Island Trout Bait Pool is open daily from 7.00am until 30 minutes before dusk.
Quarry Trout Fly Pool
The one-acre Quarry Pool offers catch and release fly fishing for brown and rainbow trout. The main stock of browns are around 1lb whilst the rainbows run to around 2lb, although there are a few 4lb to 5lb fish in the water to add interest. Because of its size, only four anglers at a time are allowed to fish this water.
The pool ranges from three to five feet in depth. A floating line with ether a dry fly or, due to the dark peaty water, a bright wet fly tend to be the best tactics to use.
Adult prices are £5.00 for a two hour ticket (£4.00 for under 16s); £9.00 for a four hour ticket (£7.00 for under 16s); £12.00 for a six hour ticket (£10.00 for under 16s) and £15.00 for an all day ticket (£12.50 for under 16s).
As with the other Greenhill waters, fishing Quarry Pool is open daily from 7.00am until 30 minutes before dusk and anglers must use the fishery's own landing nets. These can be collected from the fishery office.