Stoneyfield Lochs Trout Fishery
D & P Robertson
tel 01349 852632
Drive north on the A9 for approximately 21 miles turn left at the Tomich cafe junction signposted Newmore, Scotsburn, Ardross. continue up the hill into Newmore village turn left just after 30mph sign and continue for 1 mile. Enter through fishery gates and proceed to bothy or continue to house to obtain permit.
From the North
Drive south past Tain on A9 continue for about 8 miles to Tomich junction and turn right and follow directions as above.
From Invergordon Port
As you can see from the map above we are only a 5 minute taxi ride away.
Visitors are welcome to leave a message here in the guest book
Paul Beilstein said on Jul 23, 2019 3:16 AM
My 9 year old son and I visited the Stoneyfield lochs, July 16. Derek was an excellent and patient instructor for my son who was fly fishing for the first time. After instruction and practice my son caught his first rainbow trout - about 2 pounds! We caught 3 fish that day, one just over 3 pounds. An experienced fisherman could have caught more. A wonderful setting, perfectly suited to fly fishing, with lots of fish. Highly recommend for a truly unique experience if you are visiting the area. Thanks again, Derek and Pauline!
Peter Smith said on Jun 20, 2019 5:24 AM
First time fishing Stoneyfield, but it certainly won’t be the last. All 3 lochs have something to offer any fly fisher, the whole area is kept immaculate, there are plenty of fish from 1.5 lbs upto the teens, and great advice on arrival from Pauline. I landed 7 fish on my first visit, thoroughly enjoyed the experience, would strongly recommend Stoneyfield to any angler ����
Angus Cameron said on May 15, 2019 1:05 AM
Always enjoy fishing here, trout in fine form today had 12 to net all released safely without handling or out of water, barbless hooks, small size 16 black Nat dry fly today, I appreciate all the work that goes in to making this fishery the best in the highlands, look forward to rest on season.
Bernd and Tilman Gotzen said on Aug 3, 2018 4:36 AM
Our first experience in fly fishing. We had a really good introduction by Derrek and landed finally two big troits. Tilman a 850g and Bernd a Trout of 1350 g. It was a real fantastic and lovely day at the lochs. Thank you again!
Colin Stewart said on May 13, 2018 3:46 AM
Anytime I am up at my daughters (Culloden) I always make sure I fish here, the place is immaculately kept, the fish always first class of which there are many and run by the friendliest couple in Derek and Pauline. As long as I can cast a line I will always make sure of a visit whenever I'm up.
Steve Dunbar said on Sep 20, 2017 0:50 AM
7th attempt at fly fishing,never landed a fish on the fly, and first visit to your lochs.2 1/2 pound rainbow!The day will be etched in my memory.
Angus Cameron said on Sep 3, 2017 11:38 PM
Great day today trout in good form to dry fly, without doubt best fishery in the highlands, beautiful setting and maintained high standard, always a pleasure to visit.
Ritesh Patel said on Aug 18, 2017 5:12 PM
Wow! I can't thank Derek enough for his professional guidance, patience and help with introducing my two boys (9 and 11) to fly fishing and managing to catch two rainbow trouts. The grounds are wonderful, easy to find and plenty of parking. Thanks again Derek - you've certainly made our trip to Scotland a memorable one. Keep up the great work.
Ian Andrson said on Jun 21, 2017 4:13 PM
I have fished here several times now, the place is always immaculately kept, the fish are definitely there. Derek and Pauline could not be friendlier or more helpful. Derek will give of his time and experience to help you catch fish. This place is a haven of tranquillity and peace, all sorts of birds, beasts and more importantly insect life to be seen.TIGHT LINES
Angus Cameron said on May 9, 2017 9:50 PM
Had really nice day trout riseing all over had plenty of offers let 6 go fishing dry fly size 16 spider, always a pleasure to fish here.
Reay Morrison said on Apr 13, 2017 7:00 PM
Visited Stoneyfield lochs on 10th April and introduced my son to fly fishing. A great location with plenty wildlife and well established woodland. Owner very friendly and helpful. My son caught his first trout on fly; a lovely rainbow about 1.5 lbs and he lost a few. He is hooked and is eager to return on Easter Friday! Will be returning myself on my next visit North.
George Melville said on Feb 4, 2017 9:48 PM
Me and Martin's home from home, up North, booked our first trip for March. Derek keeps the three lochs in immaculate condition, the fish are pristine with some huge fish cruising all three lochs. If you like wild brownies this is the place for you. We love the whole Stoneyfield experience.
Colin Stewart said on Nov 4, 2016 7:36 AM
Three of us took part in " THE LAST CAST" competition and I have got to say what a day. The fishing was great, the buffet marvelous and the "patter" was brilliant. We certainly will be back as many times as possible next season to enjoy the great hospitality and of course the great fishing. Thanks again Derek and Pauline for making it is what it is.
Brian McKeown said on Oct 15, 2016 3:17 AM
I found this gem on Wednesday12th ofOCtober. 12 perfectly finned hard fighting fish in just over 5 hours on a sporting ticket. Friendly owners who were delighted to see an angler have a great session. If you want hidden corners variety and a perfectly laid out fishery do not drive past this one leave time to call in and have a cast you will not be disappointed.
Colin Stewart said on Jun 8, 2016 3:39 AM
Just back from a long weekend in Inverness and visited Stoneyfield (not for the first time) and as usual had a great day's fishing. The fishery just now is looking stunning due in no small part to Pauline and Derek's efforts in fact Derek was saying he was thinking of applying for a job as groundsman at Hampden once he perfected the method of getting the lines in the grass straight. A great fishery and great hospitality keep up the great work you two see you soon.
Derek hynd said on Apr 7, 2016 5:29 AM
Hi Pauline/Derek Yet another great fishing trip on the Easter weekend 10 fish and a really nice brown trout can't to next trip. Derek
Joe kay said on Nov 3, 2015 2:39 AM
Many thanks to Derek and Pauline for a great day and amazing effort on there catering allways a great place to go if you want great fishing well worth having a cast
avid Barrowman said on Nov 2, 2015 1:03 AM
Thank you for hosting a good comp for the last cast of the year will hope to see you over the winter Thanks David barrowman and the other two from thurso and not wick
Stevie Mac said on Sep 28, 2015 2:08 AM
Well run fishery, scenic location, trout are in excellent condition. Derek and Pauline are great hosts always on hand to give advice. Had 7 trout on a 4 hour sporting ticket, can ask for much more.
Derek Hynd said on Sep 22, 2015 3:50 PM
Derek/Pauline Just a wee note to say yet again another 2 days of wonderful fishing, 6 on my first day and a super 10lb rainbow my heaviest fish to date and 1 on the second half day. I will be back again.
Colin Stewart of Bangour Fly Fishing Club said on Aug 11, 2015 1:06 AM
A great place to fish, 3 of us really enjoyed the hospitality and exceptional fishing. Will definately be back next year or whenever we are near. I hope both of you keep in good health Regards Colin.
Angus Cameron said on May 4, 2015 11:16 PM
Always enjoy visit good day today 5 nice fish on Dry all returned trout in good form and fighting hard.
Kai said on Oct 31, 2014 5:17 AM
Third day at stoneyfield so far so good, I have a fun time every time I go and the fish are in pristine condition, the owners are kind and helpful and obviously care about the fishery, I highly recommend you visit as you will not regret it.
Kai and Ritchie said on Oct 30, 2014 5:40 AM
It is a place to fish if you are the best or a beginner you are welcomed and will be helped and great wildlife to see all around.
Gordon Hunter said on Jul 4, 2014 10:55 PM
I was staying with my cousin (Richard Ormston) for a few weeks at Ardross. I spent 2 weeks with him, and we had a mixture of Salmon fishing and loch fishing for wild brownies.However the Salmon fishing was tough so we had 3 days at Stoneyfield, and what a pleasant surprise,the trout were free rising to dry hoppers and daddies.The lochs were beautiful and peaceful.3 great days.
Alan & Pat Carruthers said on Jun 24, 2014 8:04 PM
Just returned from touring the Highlands. Stopped off at this delightful fishery and enjoyed some great sport. Given very helpful tips by Derek and Pauline and was pleased to land my first fish. Will definitly visit again to further our fly fishing experience. Lang mae yer lum reek. Next time perhaps we can share a whisky or two at the local pub.
Joyce gillies-Wilkie said on Jun 16, 2014 10:43 PM
Decided to extend the last day of our holiday by dropping in to the fishery. Could not have made a better decision. Having only started fly fishing that week and having fished loch Brora and the river Helmsdale (pan sized brownies) the sheer excitement of battling a 5lb rainbow in full flight is indescribable. To hook and land a superb specimen of fighting muscle made my, if not my husbands, holiday. Having met Pauline on arrival I felt I had to share my excitement with her and in doing so met Derek. What this lovely couple don't know about fish and their welfare is not worth bothering about. A perfect place with fabulous fighting fish, beautiful surroundings,peacock and other assorted wildlife,no litter and knowledgable, encouraging owners. Well worth a visit. Thanks P & D
Tim Pike said on Jun 10, 2014 5:21 AM
Dear Derek I just wanted to thank you for a wonderful day on your wonderful Lochs. I had 3 hours to spare as a complete amateur and your welcome, advice, enthusiasm and help made it a great day. I can't tell you how much we (Kay sat in a chair reading and relaxing) enjoyed ourselves, topped off by a fantastic rainbow trout that put up a good fight and was a real beauty. I look forward to returning and spending some significant quality time with you again. You could not have made this Englishman more welcome and it was a great day, at a great place with wonderful weather and fish. Until the next time. Thank you. Tim and Kay
Luke Masterson said on Jun 7, 2014 3:26 AM
On holiday from London, we had three great days fishing. The lochs and grounds are fantastic and well maintained and there were a lot of fish moving and chasing sedge patterns. We had good sport with the small browns as well as the rainbows. We would recommend making some time to visit if you are on holiday in the area as it's a very relaxed and tranquil place.
Doggie Sewell said on May 27, 2014 0:55 AM
A great days fishing today (26th May). Excellent sport and very hard fighting fish. My brother and I came away with two beautiful Rainbow Trout each. It poured with rain for most of the day but the well maintained lochs, grounds and bothy more than made up for the weather. We'll be back!
Don Stapleton said on Jul 29, 2013 7:04 PM
Hi Derek and Pauline, Elizabeth and I very much enjoyed our visit and know that if we can come to Scotland again we will fish your lochs again. They were very beautiful and I was very happy with my 3 pounder. It was the first time in about 12 years that I've used a nymph so thanks for your advice. I'm hoping to fish Tasmania in April. Don Stapleton Brisbane Australia
Peter fae Kelsae said on May 22, 2013 4:32 AM
A chance visit yesterday was rewarded by a couple of hours in a peaceful place with some lovely fish. My second dish had zero fin damage and fought like a sea trout. I would say Derek and Pauline know a few things about fishing and also customer service. Exellent facilities and diversity in the fishing areas. Definitely worth a cast if you are in the area,
Steven Brown said on Jul 15, 2012 3:47 AM
Traveled up to see parents in nearby Cromarty on the with rod in hand and was recommended to visit these Lochs, Me and my dad came to them on the 5/7/12 in glorious sunshine and as soon as line touched water my dad had caught one 10mins later i had one aswell and the after noon carried on like that. Excellent location, nice water, great fishing, will definitely be back 10/10
Derek said on Jul 4, 2012 3:53 AM
Yet another great time had fish these great lochs, rain or the midges did not put me of. And nothing beats a cuppy tea with Derek and Joe at the botthy.
Peter Elliott said on Jun 9, 2012 6:48 AM
Three good sized, well stocked lochs and friendly hosts. Enjoyed a good afternoons fishing on a six hour sport ticket. Ended the day with nine fish. Will be sure to visit again next time in area.
Ted Gammon said on May 24, 2012 8:58 PM
Although the weather was rough ( 45F and some sleet) Gene Zanella and I ( both from the Atlanta, GA area) had two great times fishing these beautuful bodies of water. Not being a fly fisherman it was a good learning expereince for me. Stoneyfield supplied the rods, flys, everything you would need - even a few trout which we returned to the lochs. Anyone interested in fishing should make a visit to this wonderful place!
The Gillie said on Sep 23, 2011 4:36 AM
Just got back from another visit to these well stocked lochans, Taking fish from 2lb thru 5lbs..Altho the weather was against the hardy angler this week the superb fishing more than made up for the many drenchings I received...The local anglers are a mine of information on fishing these lochs so do have a friendly word in their ear..I will be going back again very soon..
joe brown said on Jul 8, 2011 5:24 AM
Hi folks i would just like to say that it was great to see so many new and old faces that turned out for the marty shield on sunday july 3 fishing was a bit of a struggle with the fish not playing ball, but im sure all the anglers had a great day as i did and i hope that this event will grow as the years go by looking forward to next year joe brown.
Jamie Wares said on Jul 6, 2011 7:57 AM
Stoneyfield is a lovely place to fish and Derek and Pauline are always so inviting and friendly to everyone that visits. Haven't made it this year yet as have been up to my eyes in work but have just ordered some new kit so it's on the cards for the next couple of weeks. As I am more of a sunbathing fisherman the weather better stay good haha.
Derek Hynd said on May 22, 2011 6:31 AM
Sorry it's taken so long to write this but I have to thank everyone at this lovely place for making me feel welcome and for this best fishing I have had in a long time. And I now have found a great place to fish now when I make the trip to the highlands.
Ivan Neve said on May 4, 2011 9:29 PM
Thanks to my wife who spotted the ad in the visiting Invergordon Booklet I much enjoyed three hours flyfishing during a visit by the cruise ship " Marco Polo " in early April. Whilst I had done some course fishing, fly fishing was something I had always wanted to try. Shortly after docking I was at Stoneyfields and quickly provided with rod, fly and landing net. A few minutes tuition and I was under way on a beautiful sunny morning. After about an hour the breeze dropped and the fish started rising. Mr Robertson very kindly arrived shortly afterwards with a change of fly which was "doing the business " and sure enough I soon hooked a very fine brown trout, but in turning to pick up the landing net I lost it. Never mind I had a most enjoyable morning and might just have been hooked myself.
joe brown said on Mar 19, 2011 1:19 AM
Here we are once again start of a new season at stoneyfield lochs,as iwas up at the lochs last week to see how it was fishing,it was still very cold but i managed to net 12 fish a couple of nice ones at four and a half pounds all on a gold head olive dancer a thought that i would try a dry fly so a put on a sedge made by my old pal george who is a regular and first cast,a nice two pounder took popped up and was off way it so things are looking good for this season and thats before any new stock goes in nice one see you all up at the lochs,joe
The Gillie said on Aug 23, 2010 3:24 AM
These have got to be the best fly fishing lochs north of Pitlochry, I have never been disappointed on my many visits here. I am glad to hear that bait fishing has now been discontinued. looking forward very much to our next visit and catching up with the local anglers,especially that wee stalwart Wee Joe.
joe brown said on Aug 3, 2010 10:55 PM
Another great day at stoeyfield lochs on saturday 31st july saw myslf and other anglers take part in our monthly comptition as usual things start off slow with the fish not really interested in what i had to offer anyway just before lunch a get y first fish nock on the head might be the only im getting,am having this one as on que down comes the rain and it wasent taking any prisoners,riht lads thats a good time for lunch in boy was a no ready for it soup that good had to do my oliver bit and head in for more plus egg roll in sausage rolls in a big mug o tea to go in to round two not feeling to confident the hooter goes ,cast out bang fish on thats no2cast out bang thats fish no3 things looking good might get 1st 4 up two the bothy,nae luck hooter goes new peg cast out bang lost it cast out bang lost it no going to getthis cast out bang no4 ye ha anyway as it turns out i ended up way fastest 4 to the bothy,heaviest bag, and heaviest fish ,to top it all we had a great b,b,q abit of karioke and allive got left to say I DID IT MY WAY.
joe brown said on Jul 6, 2010 4:47 AM
I learned fly fishimg at stoneyfield lochs over 3 years ago,competition days are a must for anyone who has not been before,cant wait till next one.
amanda and andy davidson said on Jul 4, 2010 6:22 AM
my wife and i have fished these three wonderfull lochs steadily for over a year and never been disapointed, always a warm welcome, and cant wait to come again soon.