Fishing at Forbes of Kingennie

There are few better pastimes 

There’s Nowhere Better for Dundee Fishing

The pleasures of a pastime, the finest of fishing lochans. Cast away the day with a woodland backdrop, nature as your soundtrack. A ripple across the pond. A gentle tug on your line. The perfect catch.  This is Dundee fishing at its best.

Year-round fly fishing, created by fishermen, inspiring generations to come. All the reasons to love fishing, made at Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort, a fishing paradise for all.

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Fishing at Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort

Created and owned by former Scottish National Fly Fishing Champion, Mike Forbes, the resort is home to some of Scotland’s most famous trout fishing pools and is one of the most popular locations for Dundee fishing, for professionals and beginners alike.

You can choose to fly fish or cast a rod on our bait pond. Perfect for the serious angler or for those who are just starting off in the world of fishing.

It’s our dedication to upkeeping our high standards, well-stocked pools and quality facilities that makes us such a popular fishing location, welcoming thousands of anglers a year.

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Fishing holidays

Cast your line at dawn, meander to the pools post-lunch or reel in that last-minute catch as the sun sets. Make the resort your number one fishing break destination, offering high-quality self-catering accommodation, beautiful surroundings, delicious onsite dining and, of course, our famous fishing pools.

Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort makes the perfect base for exploring the fine trout fishing rivers in Angus and Tayside

Get away with friends for a weekend of Dundee fishing or bring the whole family together for a scenic stay amongst the wonderful Angus countryside.

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Our pools

Fishing in Scotland doesn’t get much better than at Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort. With easy access from Dundee, four well-stocked pools and year-round Rainbow Trout fishing, it’s no wonder our pools continue to reel in anglers from Scotland and beyond.

The Boathouse Pool and Burnside Pool are dedicated to fly-fishing, with the Bankside Pool and Woodside Pool welcoming bait fishers using any method.

Each pool offers a different depth, great sport for both beginners and experts, and several platforms, all allowing for fishing flexibility and the ideal environment for every angler.  

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Fishing lessons

Discovering a new hobby or reigniting a past passion is always exciting. But it can also be overwhelming. What equipment do I need? How to I choose the right method? What makes the perfect cast? Our tutors are here to answer all your questions with years of experience and plenty of patience, after all, we were all beginners once.

Whether you’re a total novice or an experienced fisher looking to finesse your skills, our fly fishing lessons welcome all and we’re always encouraging the next generation of fishers.

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Contact sports desk

Ready to cast your line, book a fly fishing session or have a question about our pools? Get in touch through our sports desk and our friendly team will respond within 24 hours.