Glencorse Reservoir in the Pentland Hills where anglers come from all over Scotland and North East England to test their skill. Picture by Nigel Duncan Media

Background: Glencorse RSV is one of the most stunning locations for trout fishing in the Lothians and it is only 15 minutes from Edinburgh. It is situated at the foot of the Pentland Hills near Flotterston and the proprietor is Bill Taylor who also has two other well-known fisheries, Tweeddale and Gladhouse.

Contact: Bill Taylor

Address: Glencorse Reservoir, Penicuik EH26 0PP

Telephone: 01968 678709 or 0131 440 2572 or 07762 038 407


Booking rules: pre-booking only

Rules: no bank fishing or bait fishing or spinning allowed

Times: 9am to 4.45pm Tuesday to Sunday during May, June, July and August for one boat or more. During the other months we require at least three goats in order to open.

Species: brown trout, rainbow trout

Basic prices: full day session of eight hours for two anglers with an eight fish boat limit plus catch and release from Monday to Friday £54, Saturday and Sunday £58

Full day session of eight hours for one angler and a four fish boat limit plus catch and release from Monday to Friday £28, Saturday and Sunday £30. See the website for other prices.

Car park: Anglers cannot park beyond the entrance gate and must park right to the wall

Stocking: weekly with quality fish from one of the top fish suppliers from 2lb upwards

Catching method: fly only

Boats: several available and we also have three outboard engines and batteries for hire. The rate is £5 per outboard and £5 per battery and must be booked at least one week in advance of the outing

Group bookings: telephone on 01968 678709 or 0131 451 5324 or 07762 038 407 or email