Jericho Loch is a stocked fishery just on the North Edge of Dumfries, at Locharbriggs. Unlike most “commercial” trout fisheries, this one it appears is a club water belonging to the Jericho Loch Fly Fishers. While it is for the use of it’s members the loch welcomes visitors and has reasonable rates to fish this nicely kept small water.
Very easy to find the loch is right beside the main A701 into Dumfries, which is the main road in for anglers coming south from places like Edinburgh and the East side of Glasgow, or further afield. As you enter Locharbriggs the loch is almost immediately on your left.
For those coming from elsewhere, get onto the Dumfries
Public Transport: I imagine it is good as the access is on the main road into Dumfries and so one must assume buses pass the gate regularly. Should be an easy location to reach by bus.
Contact: 01387 710536
Species: I understand all types of trout are stocked, Rainbow, Brown, Blue, Tiger and
Size: I believe the loch is about 12 acres, though as its long and relatively narrow it seems bigger than that. It is surrounded by tree’s but there is
The fishery is actually a club water, run by Jericho Loch Fly Fishers. It seems to be a well kept, tidy water with nice grounds, that appear to be publicly accessible jusdging by the dog walkers I saw on my visit.
There are plenty places to fish and I understand there are fish from standard stock sizes around 2 lbs up to huge in the loch. The water has a very friendly club atmosphere and certainly everyone made us feel very welcome during our visit, with plenty chat, advice and tea and coffee if you wanted it.
Facilities: Car Parking, and an anglers “howff” which seemed to be a very cosy Portacabin. There
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I was struck with how friendly everyone was and how welcome we were made to feel.
Value for money: The price for 2 fish to take then catch and release is £15. They were not all that sure what to charge us when we arrived as we only wanted C&R. I would have paid the £15 if required but they chose to take just a £10 each and it was inferred w could fish as long as we wanted. I think it’s a pretty relaxed place and if you don’t abuse the welcome I think you will be just fine.
Catch and Release Policy: I think C&R has been relatively recently introduced as they felt the take rule was putting people off who didn’t want fish for the pot, so that should be welcomed.
Website: As far as I can tell there isn’t one. I did find two facebook pages, one seems to be for the loch itself and the other for the club. Neither