St Mary's Angling Club
All your Fishing Information for
St Mary’s Loch and Loch o' the Lowes
Covid-19 Update: 28/2/21
Both lochs will remain closed to Angling until at least 5th April 2021. Please note this is for ALL anglers and any person be that member or visitor with Rods in the water will be asked to leave promptly.
Please note that our Lochkeepers will still be monitoring the area and if anyone is found to be fishing, they will be told to pack up and move on or face stronger questioning from the police.
For more information please see: https://stmarysanglingclubnews.wordpress.com/2021/02/28/march-2021-covid-19-update/
Welcome to St Mary's Angling Club.
St Mary's Loch and the Loch o' the Lowes are situated on the A708 between Selkirk and Moffat in the Scottish Borders. The main loch St Mary's is the largest body of water in the Borders at just over 3 miles long and ranges in depth to over 150ft deep and is half a mile across at its widest point. St Marys has an area of 640 acres and the Loch o the Lowes an area of 100acres. See the maps below submitted by Davie McGarvie of some excellent Bathymetrical survey maps of St Mary's Loch and Loch of the Lowes. More maps can be had by clicking the link to the National Library of Scotland on the links page.
Depth Map of St Mary's Loch
Depth Map of Loch o' the Lowes
The following information will help you get the most from your visit to these rugged and picturesque lochs. The lochs are around 800ft above sea level and the prevailing wind is South Westerly. The smaller of the two lochs is the Loch of the Lowes, and the two are joined by a small river (The Little Yarrow) which allows the passage of any fish that wishes to move.
Please see our notice board situated at the boathouse halfway up St Marys Loch for up to date developments or click our news link on this page.
Please make our loch keeper the first choice for purchasing permits you will get the bonus of insider knowledge relating to the fishing on the loch.
Mobile: – 07412659569 - John
We are now able to accept bookings from clubs etc contact above.
We offer excellent unspoiled fishing 365 days/year on both lochs for Brown Trout, Pike and Perch at a very reasonable cost. If you enjoy peace and tranquillity in a beautiful setting then you really must come for a visit, there are no madding crowds here!
Click on the type of fishing you are interested under the current prices which are listed. Also on St Marys 3 & 4 man boats may be hired. We also have one boat for hire on our smaller loch the Loch o the Lowes. We do not offer outboard motors but you may bring your own (up to 4HP), you are now required to wear a lifejacket (supplied when you take charge of your boat).
The Glen Cafe offers some excellent meals (and Bacon and Egg Rolls) as well as sweets and snacks. Fishing permits are now available from the cafe, contact via our links page.
Public toilets are situated next to the Cafe. The nearest shops are situated in Selkirk and Moffat both are around 16 miles away.
If it's hotel accommodation, excellent food and drink in a convivial atmosphere that you are after then there is the Tibbie Shiels Inn at the head of St Mary's Loch where you will receive a warm welcome anytime. A campsite with facilities is available for those who prefer the outdoor style of living.
There are also several B&B establishments within a 10-mile radius of the lochs.
Bivvys may be erected for overnight fishing, but please be considerate and respect the property of others. No large fires are allowed, you may have a SMALL fire for cooking purposes on the shingle banks of the lochs, fires on grassed areas and close to plantations are forbidden! Do NOT desecrate the trees in the area, in the interests of safety this rule will be strictly enforced!
Please note that St Mary's Loch and the Loch o the Lowes are protected waters and a permit must be obtained before fishing.
Please mention the website when booking. Thank you.
Other permit outlets:
ANGLERS MUST OBTAIN A PERMIT BEFORE COMMENCING TO FISH UNLESS A PRIOR ARRANGEMENT HAS BEEN MADE BY PHONING OUR LOCHKEEPER on 07412659569 (John) / 07414591455 (Karren)
Please browse our site and see for yourself the huge untapped potential of our lochs.
Please check our news link for up to date developments and fishing reports.
Day permit all species £10.00/day (24hr permit).
Youth 12-16 £4.00/day, accompanied by a responsible adult.
Children under 12 free, accompanied by a responsible adult.
Permits are available from our lochkeeper, please contact our Lochkeeper BEFORE your visit:
Mobile – 07412659569 (John) / 07414591455 (Karren)
or if you prefer Email – firstname.lastname@example.org