Burnside pool fishing pond
Our Pools

4 lochans for year-round fishing

The Finest Fishing Pools in Dundee

Our fishing pools are at the heart of Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort, offering one of the finest fishing experiences in Dundee. With easy access from Dundee, four well-stocked pools and year-round trout fishing, it’s no wonder our pools continue to attract fishers from across Scotland and beyond. As well as our famous pools, Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort makes the perfect base for exploring the fine trout fishing rivers in Angus and Tayside

Each pool offers a different depth, great sport for both beginners and experts, and several platforms, all allowing for total fishing flexibility and the ideal environment for every angler. Our pools are re-stocked weekly and although there’s an average-sized catch per pool, there’s always the odd muckle fish to keep you on your toes.

Used by entry level fly anglers and professionals alike, explore our range of pools, discover the right lochan for your sport, wait for the tug on your line, then reel in that perfect catch.

Book Fishing

Fly-fishing pools

Boathouse pool

The Boathouse Pool

The Boathouse Pool is our anglers' favourite pool and boasts an average stock size of 2.5lb with fish up to double figures being caught from time to time. The fishing pool is 1.5 acres in size with an average depth of 6 feet. There are 10 platforms a maximum of 7 anglers are allowed on the pool at any one time, which allows the flexibility of a change of position if required.
Best flies tend to be mini lures such as the green pea, yellow dancer and hot head damsels. Smaller flies such as nymphs and buzzers can work as well if the clarity is good enough.

Burnside pool

The Burnside Pool

The Burnside Pool is heavily stocked with fish averaging 2.5lb and above. Buzzer fishing can be amazing on Burnside as well as some great sport to be had on dries on warm summer nights. The most popular tactics are fishing lures, such as hot head damsels and orange blobs, on an intermediate or sinking line.

The average depth of the Burnside lochan is over 10ft.

Bait fishing pools

Woodside pool

The Woodside Pool

The Woodside Pool is our 'any legal' method bait fishing pool, which allows children and beginners alike to try their luck at fishing. We permit bait, fly and spinning. Catch and release is only allowed on this pond with a fly fishing permit. The average stock size is 1lb 9ozs but you may land the Kingennie Catch of the Day.

Best baits are sweetcorn, Powerbait, worm and maggot although the fly is as good as any, especially in the summer evenings.

Bankside pool

The Bankside Pool

The Bankside Fishing Pool offers great sport for bait fishing. The depths vary on this pond from 8ft in the bays to 18ft off the dam wall, with an average of 8ft overall. Catch and release is only allowed on this pond with a fly fishing permit.