Mossat Trout Fishery

Mossat Trout Fishery

Mossat Trout Fishery

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Little Bridgend Farm, Mossat, Alford
Aberdeenshire AB33 8PL

Phone: 01464 861000

{o} Fish Types: Rainbow Trout

{o} Website: Yes
{o} Shop: Yes
{o} Refreshments: Yes
{o} Lodge/Cabin/Hut: Yes
{o} Toilets: Yes
{o} Disabled Facilities: Yes


 Game Fisheries (Stillwater)


Mossat Trout Fishery was established in 1994 and has been under new management from August 2001 run by Steve Parkinson and family. We have gained an excellent reputation amongst local fly fishers and visiting tourists for successful and tranquil fly fishing in rural Aberdeenshire.

There are 3 lochs and a stretch of a natural burn available to fish. All lochs have a natural water supply resulting in superb water and fish quality. They are also surrounded by natural vegetation which provides a good variety of insects for the trout. If you're lucky you might even see the returning Osprey catch its lunch during the summer months!

We are members of the Scottish Tourist Board and 'Visit Scotland'


  • New fishermans log cabin opening winter 2009


  • Hot drink refreshments available


  • Clean onsite toilet facilities


  • BBQ facilities can be arranged


  • Fishing competitions/matches can be held with prior arrangement


  • Well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome


  • Friendly tuition can be booked (per hour) - please contact us in advance


  • Low cost tackle available to hire & purchase - no need to book
  • Easy access car park, located right next to the lochs


  • Wheelchair friendly fishing with flat grass banking surrounding the lochs


  • Our new bothy and toilet block when complete will be wheelchair friendly


The main loch is approximately 3 acres in size, up to 18ft deep in places and has trout ranging from 1½lb - 15lb+

It is a pleasure to fish, whether beginner or expert with a variety of methods such as lures, buzzers and wet flies.

In the warm summer periods for top of the water fly fishing, dry fly proves to be highly effective, particulary in the early evening.


The rear loch is approximately 1.5 acres in size. Situated to the rear of the main loch, this proves very popular and provides a good alternative to catch some great trout. The depth of this loch is 11ft in places and contains some excellent rod-bending trout up to 10lb+.

The small loch provides interesting sport and is a good loch for youngsters learning to fly fish to practice their technique. Trout in this loch range from 1lb up to 6lb+

Expert tuition is available for complete beginners, or to those just wishing to improve their fly fishing technique - Personal attention is guaranteed. We are always on hand to offer advice.

A stretch of the Mossat Burn (tributary to the River Don) is also available or fly fishing. With the depth ranging from ½ metre to 1 metre deep.

The burn contains wild Scottish brown trout which offers excellent fun, dry fly fishing.

Species Of Stocked Trout

Brown Trout
Highly regarded amongst anglers as a prize catch.They are typically streamlined, with brown background colouration varying to yellow and with black, orange or red spots. Brown trout are quite cautious fish but good to catch on dry fly.

Rainbow Trout
Are the most common species of trout. Famous for it's acrobatic aerial displays and very long runs to avoid being caught. Instead of heading for cover when hooked as many other trout will do, rainbows will often leap out of the water and then continue these leaps until they are either landed or manage to break free.

Golden Rainbow Trout
Raised under artificial fish culture conditions. They can be very easily seen by the angler due to their bright golden colour. Provide fun casting as they can be targeted at when they are swimming near the surface. The lochs are regularly stocked with a variety of high quality trout ranging from 1½lb - 15lb+

American Brook Trout
Distinguishing features are a big jaw and white coloured tips on their fins. They prefer to be near the bottom of the loch so often caught with lures.

Blue Trout
A mutation that occurs in hatchery production of rainbow trout produces these hard fighting trout. They have a distinct blue colour when looked at from above and tend to give a very hard fight when caught.

Mossat Trout Fishery is located 34 miles west of Aberdeen and 14 miles south of Huntly.

The fishery is clearly signposted as you approach.

We are open 7 days a week from 8am until Dusk.

Early morning fishing can be arranged no problem, please contact us in advance.

Web site Links promoting Mossat Trout Fishery:
  • - The Offical Tourist Board of Scotland
  • Fishing directory for game, sea and coarse angling in UK and worldwide


We welcome any questions, feedback or suggestions you may have regarding Mossat Trout Fishery.

Steve Parkinson
Mossat Trout Fishery
Little Bridgend Farm
AB33 8PL
(See the 'Find Us' section for map location)

Tel: 01464 861000


We aim to respond to all emails as soon as possible, normally within 24hrs.


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