All anglers must be in possession of a current UK National Rod Licence as well as a Loch Neaton Season Ticket

All person’s fish at their own risk and the Trustees cannot accept responsibility for damage or loss of tackle or personal possessions.

  • Only season ticket holders may fish overnight
  • Only BARBLESS Hooks may be used
  • A maximum of two rods at a time may be used and lines must have a minimum breaking strain of 8lb (3.7 Kg)
  • NO FIXED LEADS or BOLT RIGS to be used
  • NO leadcore leaders
  • Landing nets must have a minimum diameter of 18” (46cm) and an unhooking mat must be used.
  • All fish are to be returned to the water unharmed. Season ticket holders may use a keep net while they are fishing but care should be taken not to harm the fish.
  • No live baiting is allowed. Smelts and mackerel dead bait are permitted.
  • Pike fishing 1st October – 14th April*
  • Spinning, syringes, nuts are not allowed.
  • Lures maybe used with a hook size no bigger than a size 10 (prior consent needed)
  • The whole Loch may be fished with the exception of the wall (Loch Lane) end that is too shallow.
  • NO fires or barbeques


Wardens WILL be patrolling the loch. Fishing permits may be revoked with no refund if users are found to be breaking the rules.


Anglers are required to respect other Loch users and place their litter in the bins provided. Loch Neaton does not permit fires or barbeques for safety reasons. 

* Although Pike are strong fish they easily become dangerously physically stressed in warm conditions and, even if landed and released responsibly, they may die as a result of stress.

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