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Steven Walker & his Team of Ghillies (previously John McCallum)

We have our own loch on the Estate called House Loch.  This loch is stocked with Brown Trout and is a pleasant way for our guests to cast a few lines or maybe try fishing for the first time.

We hold a small selection of rods at the hotel and our guests are welcome to pick these up at any time and wander over to the loch for a cast.

Should you wish to fish on one of the larger lochs on the Estate we can arrange for you to do this with Ghillie John McCallum, the prices for this are as follows:

Half Day Fly Fishing

£145 per person                    

Pick up by Landover Defender from the Hotel.

10.30am – 2pm
Fly Fishing. Full instruction (if required), tackle hire, safety glasses, non-alcoholic refreshments, etc.

Return transport to Cromlix.


Pick up by Landover Defender from the Hotel.

2.30pm – 6pm
Fly Fishing. Full instruction (if required), tackle hire, safety glasses, non-alcoholic refreshments, etc.

Return transport to Cromlix.

Full Day Fly Fishing

(Wild Brown Trout & Rainbow Trout)

£275 per person

Pick up by Landover Defender from the Hotel.

9.30am – 1pm
Fly Fishing. Full instruction (if required), tackle hire, safety glasses, non-alcoholic refreshments, etc.

1pm – 2pm
Lunch at the Loch with packed lunch provided by Chez Roux.

2pm – 5pm
Fly Fishing.

Return transport to Cromlix.

Complimentary visual souvenir.

Fishing off the Estate

Cromlix is lucky enough to be surrounded by some great locations to fish for salmon, trout and pike. 

River Teith – Salmon - wading and only suitable at certain times of year. – 10 miles

The Teith is renowned for its fishing and for the splendid arched bridge 1⁄2 mile (800 m) southwest of Doune. Confluence of Ardoch with Teith, 3 km downstream from Doune, The Deanston Distillery near Doune uses the Teith to supply water for the manufacture of Deanston Single Malt Whisky.

Frandy reservoir - beginners / kids - fly fishing for rainbow trout (farmed) – 17 miles

The reservoir is well known for its scenic beauty and wide and varied bird life, including Osprey, Buzzard, Hen Harrier, Peregrine Falcon, Merlin and Red Kite.

Lake of Menteith – fly fishing for Pike and Trout – 18 miles

Set in the Trossachs, amidst magnificent scenery where Highland meets Lowland, the 700-acre Lake of Menteith is a well-regarded rainbow and brown trout fishery in Scotland and is reputed to be the best location for fly fishing for rainbow trout and brown trout in Central Scotland.

Loch Leven - experienced fly fishers (wild) – 30 miles

Loch Leven lies in wide basin bounded to the north by the Ochil Hills, with the Lomonds and Bishop Hill to the east and Benarty and the Cleish Hills to the south. Man-made features, such as standing stones, castles, tower houses, as well as ‘fermtouns’, hamlets and toll houses, are evidence of the long history of settlement in this area.

River Tay – Salmon, river brown trout and grayling – 35 miles

The River Tay begins life as a tiny spring on Ben Lui and changes its name several times before it passes through Loch Tay. By the time it reaches the end of its majestic journey it is almost 2 miles wide and can carry more water than the Thames and the Severn combined.

Fishing Season

Scottish Salmon fishing in Scotland: 1st February until 31st October

The river enjoys a traditional spring run from the opening day followed by an exciting sea trout run between March and July accompanied by a less predictable grilse run. An excellent autumn run continues from late August until the end of the season in October. The Teith has a well-deserved reputation for some large fish and every year fish over 20lbs and even some over 30lbs are landed.

Fishing Hours

Normal fishing hours are from 9.00am until 5.30pm. A 15ft fly rod is suitable for most of the year although smaller rods are appropriate in low water conditions. A house rod is retained throughout the season. A voluntary catch and release policy is operated and anglers are encouraged to return fish in order to aid the recovery of stocks.

Availability of Rods

Up to three rods available throughout the season, for parties of four or more please contact for pricing, although as some bookings are made well in advance especially during the autumn you are advised to book early to avoid disappointment.



1st Rod

2nd Rod

3rd Rod


£325 £65 £80

Salmon Option 1

£540 £185 £210

Salmon Option 2

£825 £515 £515


£410 £85  
  • All rates inclusive of VAT and booking fee, permits, personal qualified Scottish game angling instructor and guide (1 per 3 rods), full top of the range fishing equipment hire, breathable wader & boots hire and photography from their day to keep as a souvenir that will be sent via Dropbox
  • Fishing day is from 8am to 5.30pm, transfers included
  • Location will depend on individual’s experience
  • 50% deposit required at the time of booking with full prepayment made 1 month prior
  • In event of a cancellation a refund will only be made if the estate can resell the booking
  • We advise bookings are made well in advance as Salmon fishing in Scotland is extremely popular and availability becomes limited
  • It is advised to tip your Ghillie a minimum of £20

A experienced resident ghillie is booked to provide assistance and advice and to ensure that all new guests increase their chances of success and help identify the pools in differing water conditions. Guests will also greatly benefit from an all-terrain vehicle which makes travelling along the river much easier. The ghillie will also give casting lessons to beginners.

To Book:
Please contact us directly by phone on +441786 822125 or by email at