Fish Edinburgh

Information on fishing and
fisheries around Edinburgh

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Water Of Leith

24 Lanark Road EH14 1TQ

Distance from city centre : 1 miles
Fishery Type : Freshwater - River

Fishing on the Water of Leith from Balerno Bridge to Bonnington is free but you do need a permit. The fishery is managed by the Honorary Bailiffs on behalf of City of Edinburgh Council; the Bailiffs are volunteers and patrol the river regularly and check permits.

The season opens on 1st April and runs until 30th September. Permits are essential to ensure that you know the regulation and comply with these; they are available from a number of outlets (see the list below).

Contact Details

Website :
Contact : Telephone: 0131 455 7367
Fax: 0131 443 1682

Getting Here

Many different places to fish around city centre, from Leith up to Balerno.

Sunday Fishing Policy

Sunday fishing allowed.

Fishing Season

1st April - 30th September

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