Fishing in and around Edinburgh in a campervan

If you’re looking for fishing destinations near Edinburgh, Scotland, here are a few options to consider whilst in an Easicampers leisure vehicle:

  1. The River Tweed: The River Tweed is one of the most renowned salmon fishing rivers in the world. It flows along the Scottish-English border, and its lower stretches are easily accessible from Edinburgh. Many beats (fishing sections) are available for fishing, and you can hire a ghillie (guide) to enhance your experience.
  2. The River Tyne: The River Tyne is another excellent salmon fishing river located in East Lothian, near Edinburgh. It offers a range of beats, and various fishing clubs and estates provide permits for visitors. The fishing season typically runs from February to November.
  3. The River Esk: The River Esk flows through Midlothian and East Lothian, providing opportunities for trout and salmon fishing. It’s a relatively accessible river, and permits can be obtained from local angling associations or estates.
  4. Glencorse Reservoir: Located just south of Edinburgh, Glencorse Reservoir is a popular fishing spot for trout. The reservoir is managed by a local angling club, and day permits can be purchased for fishing from the bank or boats.
  5. Threipmuir Reservoir: Situated in the Pentland Hills Regional Park, Threipmuir Reservoir offers trout fishing opportunities. It’s managed by Scottish Water, and permits can be obtained from the Threipmuir Farm Visitor Centre.
  6. Haddington Loch: Located in Haddington, East Lothian, Haddington Loch is a well-stocked fishing loch with a variety of fish species, including trout and pike. Day permits are available for fishing from the bank or boats.

Remember to check local fishing regulations, obtain any necessary permits or licenses, and respect any catch and release policies in place. It’s also a good idea to consult with local fishing clubs, tackle shops, or websites for up-to-date information on fishing conditions, restrictions, and recommended techniques.

When visiting Edinburgh in an Easicampers campervan, there are several campervan sites in and around the city where you can stay. Here are a few options to consider:

  1. Mortonhall Caravan & Camping Park: Located on the outskirts of Edinburgh, this campsite offers spacious pitches, electric hook-ups, modern facilities, a shop, a restaurant, and a children’s play area. It’s conveniently situated for exploring both the city and the surrounding countryside.
  2. Linwater Caravan Park: Situated to the west of Edinburgh, Linwater Caravan Park provides fully serviced pitches, showers, toilets, laundry facilities, and a small shop. It offers a peaceful setting with easy access to the city via public transport.
  3. Drummohr Holiday Park: Located near Musselburgh, just east of Edinburgh, Drummohr Holiday Park offers a range of camping options, including hardstanding pitches with electric hook-ups. The site features showers, toilets, a laundry room, a children’s play area, and an on-site shop.
  4. Silverknowes Caravan Park: Situated on the northern outskirts of Edinburgh, this campsite offers views of the Firth of Forth. It provides pitches with electric hook-ups, showers, toilets, a laundry room, and a small shop. The site is close to the waterfront and has good transport links to the city center.
  5. Edinburgh Caravan Club Site: Located to the west of the city, this Caravan Club site offers well-maintained facilities, including pitches with electric hook-ups, showers, toilets, laundry facilities, and a motorhome service point. It’s a convenient base for exploring Edinburgh’s attractions.
  6. Tantallon Caravan & Camping Park: Situated near North Berwick, about 25 miles east of Edinburgh, Tantallon Caravan & Camping Park provides pitches with electric hook-ups, showers, toilets, a laundry room, and a play area. It’s a great option if you want to combine city visits with exploring the scenic East Lothian coastline.

Remember to check availability and make reservations in advance, especially during busy periods. Additionally, be sure to review any specific regulations or requirements set by each campsite. Enjoy your campervan adventure in Edinburgh!

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