• The loch is a popular venue for match anglers providing good catches over much of the year. Not trying to get secret spots here guys but would like to know what loch in this general area is my best bet for some perch fishing. give it a try. Junior Member; Members; 0 21 posts; Gender: Male; Location: Ayr; Share; Posted December 9, 2008. Loch Ken is a long narrow loch in Galloway . The park has spectacular views extending over Loch Ken to the Galloway Forest Park and the Southern Uplands beyond. Accommodation on Loch Ken - Loch Ken Holiday Park is a perfect place for camping & caravaning in South West Scotland with brand new holiday homes, and loch side pitches, it really is a fun place for all the family. Loch Ken: Brown trout, pike perch, roach, bream. Joined Jan 30, 2009 Messages 90 Reaction score 0. 8 talking about this. Smithers had to call for me, then we had to go to my nearest tackle shop to buy some coarse fishing tackle and some maggots. Anglers are biting back in the Loch Ken crayfish war. Loch Ken Camping; Bunkhouse; Eco bothies; Lochside Cabins; Safari Tent; Glamping Dome; Waterfront Cafe; equipment for hire. Prices for self catering accommodation. Caravan site: Open from July 18th 2020. Forgot account? Friday. Fishing boat with fuel: £75.00: £95.00: Mountain Bike (Front Susp+disk brakes) £25.00: £30.00: Ferry across loch with own bikes/for walking-£10.00: Wetsuit hire: £5.00: £10.00 (Proof of relevant experience is required when hiring equipment) book now. The logistics were immense. Lines open 7 days, 8am-9pm. See more of Loch Ken Angling on Facebook. LOCH KEN. Loch Ken is the ideal place to enjoy all water sports – windsurfing, sailing, rowing and canoeing. 7 posts • Page 1 of 1. matthew_roper Stickleback Posts: 28 Joined: Wed Nov 26, 2014 7:51 pm. Loch Ken Holiday Park is situated on the shores of Loch Ken in an area of outstanding beauty. Loch Ken Marina The Smee Family have been water skiing on Loch Ken for thirty five years. 01644 470 282. Press alt + / to open this menu. The extensive tent field offers wonderful views and now features electric hook-ups, its own facility block and dishwashing facilities. Loch Ken is renowned for its fishing qualities, producing large nets of pike, perch, roach, dace and bream. Loch Ken. Hi all. Loch Ken Water Ski School and its Marina, only one mile up the road, has a cutting edge water-ski & wakeboard boat and a highly trained professional team, with activities including ringos, banana boating and … Pick up a paddle and explore Loch Ken the Innuit way. Richard’s Catch 66lb. • Loch Ken continues to be a popular fishery particularly for visiting anglers from out with Dumfries and Galloway, with most anglers stating they are ‘satisfied’ or ‘very satisfied’ with their angling experience on the loch. kayak and canoe tuition . Our enthusiastic instructors will give you a few paddling tips then go for a mini trip on Loch Ken and/or play some fun games. A system of registration for all motorised craft is in force by Dumfries and Galloway council, who require the rules and conditions concerning zoning to be observed at all times. Loch Ken is used recreationally for water skiing, fishing, and sailing, with Glenlaggan Lodges and Loch Ken Marina catering to visitors. Log In. There are electric hook-up points for all vans. Galloway Activity Centre occupies a stunning location on the banks of Loch Ken in Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland in the heart of the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere. Loch Ken is also renowned for its fishing and swimming, and both can be enjoyed from the floating jetties at the bottom of the garden. By rob39, December 9, 2008 in Coarse Fishing. Read more about Loch Ken; Fishing on Loch Katrine. A group for all types of angling, bank and boat for Loch Ken. Loch Ken. Facebook. It lies in the Glenkens valley, where it is fed from the north by the Wate Loch Ken Holiday Park. Name: Loch Ken, Dumfries and Galloway Place type: Inland Water Location: Grid Ref: NX 6841 7111 • X/Y co-ords: 268411, 571110 • Lat/Long: 55.01710129,-4.05959871 County/Unitary Authority: Dumfries and Galloway Region: Scotland Country: Scotland Height: 72.8m OS Explorer map: 320: Castle Douglas, Loch Ken & New Galloway. New Galloway Angling Association (NGAA) has devised a series of fishing methods to beat the … Things have changed since the early days and we are now able to offer a full range of facilities providing fun and enjoyment for holidays or just a day out with family or friends. or. A family getaway, a fishing holiday, a couple’s break or a ramblers retreat, Boreland Farm Cottage is the ideal luxury escape to the country for all, including the family pet. Today the fishing is still just as enticing on and off shore with pike regularly caught weighing over 20lbs. Loch Ken offers coarse fishing and some game fishing with beautiful views. Recommended Posts. Share Followers 0. St.Johns Town of Dalry offers the angler a good choice including its own stocked Trout loch at Mossroddich for fly only fishing. Glenlaggan Lodges A development of lodges to rent or buy in the gardens and grounds of the former Glenlaggan Mansion House. Sign Up. Sections of this page. Water Skiing. See more of Loch Ken Angling on Facebook. With our team of expert adventure instructors and our beautiful surroundings, we specialize in providing exciting and memorable holidays in a safe and friendly family atmosphere. Spinning and bait allowed but no maggots. Spot some of the region's rarest wildlife including red squirrels and roe deer from the immediate cottage surroundings and look out for beautiful birdlife at the adjacent RSPB nature reserve which has a Red Kite Trail. There are good-sized wild brown trout in the river and the loch both of which are being re-stocked with salmon by the local angling association. Post up questions, catch reports, pictures and tips. Loch Ken match banter has 1,258 members. Loch Ken is a popular coarse angling venue. Check out our price list for more detailed hire prices. The place for all hunters of Esox Lucius to openly discuss their sport. A railway viaduct, once part of the Portpatrick Railway crosses the loch at Boat o' Rhone, but is now disused and in an unsafe condition. LOCH KEN. Below is a list of all the equipment we have for hire at the centre. Read more about Fishing on Loch Katrine; Fishing on the Isle of Mull. If you'd like to reserve anything just call on 01556 502011. Boreland Farm Cottage is a picture perfect countryside farm cottage, situated in a superbly elevated south west facing position with outstanding views of Loch Ken and the Galloway hills. Mike’s Catch 86lb. There are private holiday homes, holiday homes for hire, touring pitches and tent pitches. Thread starter Chris Campbell; Start date Jul 13, 2012; C. Chris Campbell Well-known member. Try and find the drop offs ( path of the old river)and you will be onto the pike. Fun filled kayaking activity sessions all year round - have a splash and learn in a safe environment! The loch is mostly renowned for its sizeable pike, roach, perch and bream — in fact, one look on the website gives an indication of the specimen pike on offer. Old depth chart of Loch Ken - wonder how much it has changed since it was surveyed? The loch is zoned for the different activities. Create New Account. Home Glenlaggan Lodges Loch Ken Marina Caravan Club & Fishing Contact. Accommodation Options. This fantastic fishery located on the west end of the Loch. Caravan Club & Fishing Caravan Site In one of the most scenic areas in Scotland, this five van CL Caravan Club site is spacious and accessible for all types of caravaner. Jump to. River Ken; Brown trout and occasional salmon C&R applies all season) also some pike, roach and perch. During the mid-1990’s North American signal crayfish were identified in the loch. Was watching an old pikeing pirate dvd with Gord Burton it looked an awesome water … Accessibility Help. rob39 0 Posted December 9, 2008. rob39. As a rough guide, weekly permits to fish selected lochs (except Loch Dee and Loch Bradan) cost £35, while annual permits to fish all waters except Loch Dee and Loch Bradan cost £50 for coarse fishing or £75 for trout and coarse fishing. Loch Ken Kayak Competition is a one day fishing competition targeting Pike, Perch and usually bream on a variety of methods. Surrounded by unspoilt countryside, the park provides wonderful … Discussion Starter • #1 • May 7, 2016. Log In. Jul 13, 2012 #1 Wanting to try a fishing trip to Loch Ken next year never fished it before would like to try for the bream, roach and perch as well as pike. Post by matthew_roper » Tue Jun 23, 2015 5:16 pm Is there anyone out there that fishes or has fished it? 19 Posts . Among pursuits enjoyed on the Park and Loch Ken are fishing, sailing, water skiing and walking. The Loch Ken Trust team found herring dumped beside a bin on the banks of the loch on Monday. Loch Ken holiday park is also a good spot for bank fishing. Home Glenlaggan Lodges Loch Ken Marina Caravan Club & Fishing Contact. To book or for more information contact us or call now on 01556 502011. Loch Ken is located in the heart of Dee Valley and has historically been a thriving area for Pike with the famous Kenmure pike caught back in 1798 being said to weigh in at a huge 72lbs. Loch Ken is best known for its pike fishing and it is an exceptionally productive water holding a great many pike in the 4 to 15lb class with a sprinkling in high double figures and the occasional twenty pounder. Dogs are allowed on the site but must be kept under control. This page is for all those wishing to no what's going on at the loch eg up coming matches, results, who's been for a chuck and light hearted banter. Feel like taking the next step? Subscribe 6 talking about this. These non-native crayfish are now abundant in Loch Ken and were believed to be having an adverse impact on the fish although this had not been quantified. Middle of May now and going South for a change , exploring new waters . Fishing permits for Loch Bradan and Loch Dee can be obtained from Straiton Stores and Newton Stewart Angling Association respectively. The main objective of this study was to assess the condition of the fish stocks within Loch Ken. or. Loch Stoan; Brown trout, pike and perch. Get the stories that matter to you sent straight to your inbox with our daily newsletter. Loch Ken is 9-mile long freshwater loch in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. Loch Ken is located in the heart of Dee Valley and has historically been a thriving area for Pike with the famous Kenmure pike caught back in 1798 being said to weigh in at a huge 72lbs. Take a Friday off work, drive up to Dumfries and Galloway, spend the evening fishing a trout loch then stay in a bothy followed by pike fishing Loch Ken on Saturday and stay on a proper campsite at the Ken Bridge Hotel. New Galloway AA has fishing on the river Ken, Loch Stroan and Loch Ken. You must pop up your bait of the bottom as its full of crayfish that will strip your bait or snag you in a hole. Fishing Chat ; Coarse Fishing ; LOCH KEN LOCH KEN. Home Glenlaggan Lodges Loch Ken Marina Caravan Club & Fishing Contact. Prev; 1; 2; Next; Page 1 of 2 . Email or Phone: Password : Forgot account? 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