Loch Heron


Near Kirkcowan, in River Bladnoch catchment


A productive coarse fish loch which offers excellent angling opportunities for a range of fish species. Particularly well known for its large pike. Fishing is easily accessible and only bank fishing is available.

This fishery is part of the Holker Estate Fishings and lies in close proximity to the Three Lochs Holiday Park where accommodation is available. Follow the signs for Three Lochs Holiday Park off the A75 near Kirkcowan.

Prices are very reasonable at £5 per day (or £25 week) and this ticket also includes the nearby Loch Ronald fishery. Tickets from the Office.


This is a popular and productive coarse fish loch which is well known locally for offering excellent angling opportunities. The water is well stocked with a range of fish species which thrive in this 27 acre loch. The loch is surrounded by beautiful countryside including woodland on one side. The water is relatively sheltered making it suitable for fishing even during windy weather.

Roach, rudd, perch, pike, bream, carp and tench are all found in good numbers and in good sizes in this picturesque water. The pike are particularly impressive with fish up to 30lb recorded. Large double figure pike have been stocked into the water in the past.

In recent years this water has become particularly respected as a high quality bream fishery. Many 4-5lb bream are caught with fish up to 11lb recorded! Anglers report large daily bream bags up to 90lb. Most caught on sweetcorn in ground baited swims. Perch and roach both reach up to 3lbs in this water with many 1-2lbs caught. Tench are not particularly big with 2lb tench being about the largest recorded. Rudd only became established in the water from 2003 and mostly reach about ½lb although in the future this should increase. Carp are rarely fished for and require a bit of pre-planning for a productive day. Carp up to 6lb have been reported in recent years.

To protect the high quality of this fishery all coarse fish must be returned alive.

Fishing access is very easy with vehicle parking on the waters edge round nearly half of the loch. Picnic areas are also present. There are numerous platformed pegs giving easy casting opportunities. Overnight fishing shelters are permitted.

As across Scotland, the use of live fish as bait (i.e. live baiting) is strictly illegal.

All angling must be undertaken from the bank as boating and canoeing is not allowed anywhere on this water.

Accommodation is available very close at the Three Lochs Holiday Park. The park also has a well stocked shop which offers a wide range of fishing tackle and light refreshments.

This loch is part of the Holker Estate fishings which offer an exciting range of coarse, trout and salmon fishing all within a short distance of the Three Lochs Holiday Park (also see Loch Ronald, Black Loch and Airyligg Fishings (on the Tarff) pages). To see a location map this link target="blank">click here.

Please book your fishing online. Costs are à5 day or à25 for the week. This ticket also covers fishing on the nearby Loch Ronald. Both lochs are open all year round.

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For paper tickets please see reception at Three Lochs Holiday Park.

Three Lochs Holiday Park
Newton Stewart

Tel:01671 830304