East Lothian Council


Fishing in East Lothian

Photo - River Tyne

Fresh Water

Hopes Reserviour - Near Gifford

Brown Trout - Open Monday to Sunday. Boat season March to September.

  • Telephone - 01620 810244 (Monday to Friday 8.00am to 5.00pm)
  • Permits available from Goblin Ha' Hotel

Markle Fisheries - Markle, East Linton

Three spring fed lochs offering bank fly-fishing, stocked with Rainbow and Brown Trout. Also new course fishert.

River Tyne - Haddington

For extensive information on permits, maps, advice and news related to fishing on the River Tyne, please visit the East Lothian Angling Association's website.

Sea Fishing

Dunbar Harbour - Harbour Master

  • Telephone - 01368 865404

'Fisher Lassie'

Fishing boat trip operates from Dunbar harbour - seasonal spring to late autumn. Party size maximum of 12. Boat hire is available. Rods and bait can be supplied at extra charge.

  • Telephone 01368 864441

North Berwick Harbour - Harbour Master

  • Telephone - 01620 893333

Boat Trips

Choose from a range of boat trips to see the spectacular Forth Islands and their wildlife.   An opportunity to see puffins, gannets, seals and even dolphins!

These trips are very popular so early booking is strongly advised by calling 01620 890202 or by email at info@seabird.org.  Get information on boat trips

Block C, Brewery Park, Haddington, EH41 3HA

Telephone: 01620 827671/827419

Fax: 01620 827456

East Lothian Council, John Muir House Brewery Park Haddington East Lothian EH41 3HA.