Bait fishing was introduced to Markle Fisheries in 1999 when the then unused Kin Loch was drained and dug out to increase its depth. This water was stocked initially with coarse fish (rudd, carp, tench) to check water quality and then trout were added. Trout are now stocked on a weekly basis and the coarse fish have gone from strength to strength. Youngsters especially enjoy this bait loch as it is an easier introduction to fishing than picking up a fly rod for the first time! It also means that all members of the family can have a go without worrying about how to cast. (To the uninitiated spinning rods take 30 seconds to master while fly fishing takes a bit longer, especially in the wind!)
Specimen trout can be caught in the Kin Loch too.
All ages can enjoy the Kin Loch.