Dunoon Reservoir – A 5 acre reservoir situated in natural woodland near to Dunoon. Stocked with hard fighting Rainbow Trout of a good average size. Fly fishing only. There are a limited number of daily permits. Pre-booking is advisable.
Dunoon reservoir is stocked on a regular basis, situated behind Dunoon and is surrounded by woodland walks. Fishing during the winter from November to March produces some of the best conditioned fish with full tails which will give you a good fight. The best methods for this time of year would be a fast sinking line with a short leader combined with slowly fished lures and boobies. If however the conditions are calm and fish are rising then you cannot go wrong using a floating line and a team of two or three buzzers. As the weather starts to warm up towards the end of April and on towards June the fish start rising and a well placed dry fly will not go unnoticed and provides some very good fishing. Come the Summer months of July and August lures will work particularly the Cats Whisker or Viva on a slow sinking line. In the later months of September and October the best methods are sinking lines paired with bright nymphs and boobies in yellow and orange. A consistent and useful fly to have in your box throughout the year is a Damsel, especially a red-headed variant.
Visitors occasionally have difficulty finding their way up to Dunoon Reservoir. Directions are as follows : Go to Nelson Street as indicated by the red arrow on the map, carry on up the hill to top of street, through the trees following the single track road, bearing in mind this area is used by numerous dog walkers and pedestrians at all times of day so please keep your speed to a minimum, follow the road up to the car park, please be observant of the allocated disabled parking areas. The reservoir is a comfortable 25 minute walk from the Paint Shop.