Howietoun Fishery in Stirling Scotland since 1881

Welcome to Howietoun Fishery

Howietoun Fishery has been operating as a commercial fishery since 1881. Howietoun near Stirling is one of the oldest fish farms in Scotland.  

Brown trout hatched at Howietoun have been stocked for angling throughout the world and are famous for their quality.  

In 1979, the farm was acquired by the University of Stirling and it has continued to apply new technologies to the best traditions of aquaculture.  Both brown trout and Atlantic salmon smolts are available from Howietoun, including the capacity to produce triploid and all-female stocks.

Howietoun Fishery, Sauchieburn, Stirling, FK7 9QH

Directions to Howietoun Fishery

Travelling from Perth via the A9, continue onto the M9 motorway at Junction 10, follow signs for Edinburgh and Glasgow (not Stirling).   

Once on the motorway come off at Junction 9.   This is just past the point where the motorway splits (M9 left to Edinburgh, M80 straight on to Glasgow).   It will be signposted Stirling, also it will be signposted Bannockburn Heritage Centre and Services.   On reaching the roundabout take the first left (signposted Stirling Tourist Route).

Travel 200 yards and take 1st left  (just before Pirnhall Inn pub).   Carry on until reaching a ‘T’ junction (approximately ½ mile).   Turn left (over the motorway), travel up the hill through a crossroads.   You will then come down a sharp double bend.  Continue along the road until you reach a sharp right bend (you will see a road sign for Carron Bridge on the bend) and take the left turn up a small lane which is on the bend.  Continue a short distance and take the first turning right up a dirt track which leads to Howietoun Office and Hatchery.
Note:    The farm does NOT have a sign post anywhere.
(The distance from the Pirnhall Inn is approximately 2 miles and it only takes about 5 minutes).

Please note it is vital to make an appointment.
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Contact us

Howietoun Fishery

Tel: +44 (0)1786 812473

Email: click here


fire at howietoun fishery offices

Internet and phone links have been destroyed in fire at Howietoun Fishery that occurred before Christmas. All fish stocks are secure but is proving more difficult than originally envisaged by Stirling University to restore services for us.

If you require to place an order for Brown Trout please contact Iain Semple on 07790 764340. If your enquiry is for Salmon Smolts please contact Rob Murray on 07780 706079.

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