Soulseat Loch




Fishing Season 15th March to 6th October.
Soulseat loch is one of four still waters to offer excellent brown and rainbow trout fishing through Stranraer and District Angling Association.
A single ticket permits an angler access onto all four waters.
Senior Permit: £14/day or £80/week
OAP and Ladies: £12/day or £35/week
Junior (under 17): £6/day or £30/week
A daily bag limit of two trout is permitted across the entire spread of waters.
Online tickets may be available. Paper tickets can be purchased at the Sports Shop in Stranraer, otherwise Meadowsweet at Soulseat or if you are a resident - at Green Loch House, Soulseat. Associate tickets are available for those who have a caravan or holiday home in the area. Enquiries should be made to John Cathcart.


Soulseat Loch is a lovely 72 acre loch set in green farmland and trees not far from Stranraer. Situated at NX 100590, the loch can be easily accessed by taking the old military road which leaves the A75 just west of Castle Kennedy and heads towards Lochans. Within a km, you will reach the loch, situated on the left hand side of the road shortly after Loch Magillie.
The water is stocked 4-5 times a year with hard fighting rainbow trout up to six pounds in weight. Overwintered fish are a bar of silver.
This is a great water for the elderly and not so able as it is easy walking and wading, however wading is not necessary for the most part.
A day ticket permits anglers to bank fish between Soulseat Loch and the three reservoirs of Dindinnie, Knockquassen and Penwhirn. Restrictions apply only to the bag limit set at two fish per day across the entire spread of waters. Catch and release is encouraged. Anglers should cease fishing once they have reached their two fish limit for the day.
All of Stranraer and District Angling Associations waters are normally lightly fished which means there is no maximum rod setting.

Worms, maggots and powerbait are popular with the bait anglers. Lures, blobs and buzzers all catch fish for the fly fisherman and an assortment of mepps and toby's will catch whilst spinning.

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John Cathcart
01776 700 995 or
Stuart McIntyre