Moffat fishery closure? – Update, it’s open again!

Just stumbled upon some posts on flyforums.co.uk stating that Moffat fishery (aka Hammerlands Centre) was due to close at the back end of last year, which has come as a bit of a shock! I have fond memories of staying at the adjacent caravan site and nipping over the fence to go do a few hours on Moffat. I wasn’t so fixated on wild browns then, but perhaps more importantly it wasn’t also trying to be a ¬†garden centre/tea room! But even when it became Hammerlands it wasn’t such a bad way to spend a couple of hours.

The pictures below were taken at Moffat with my first ever digital camera – not even 1 mega pixel! Gotta be at least 10 years ago, maybe more.

 

5 thoughts on “Moffat fishery closure? – Update, it’s open again!

  1. George

    Having been deeply distressed to learn the birthplace of my love for fly fishing closing i found myself desperatly searching for news about this ‘once’ great fishery, learning of its demise from the same post at flyforums, i was distrought…… until yesterday when i spied a post say it would be opening again on the 6th of April 2012…… Joy …… and heartbreak again, no more news could I find. Maybe you have sources you could tap for info?
    Please let me know, I have a holiday planned up there around the 6th, and in my mind, moffet seems like the perfect place if its open, and even better if its ‘un – hammerlanded’. cheers

    1. Bob Post author

      Hi George. Give Moffat tourist information a call on 01683 220620, maybe they know the score? Let me know how you get on.

      1. George

        Yeah i tried them a few month back when i heard it was closing, the best they could give me was ‘wait and see’, and someone in the office did hear a rumour that is was going ‘all carp etc’ as it brought in more money. I cant see that happening as in all the years i have been fishing there i have only ever seen 3 people fishing on the carp pond. I had forgotten about the toursit office in Moffat so i will give them another go…… excellent thinking…… will let you know.

  2. Kevin Smith

    Hi guys Moffat has reopened;)))) spent Friday n Saturday there tying flies for people and also fishing! Some of you’d will know me I’m the one who stalks! it fished superb myself I had nearly hundred trout!!!! They’ve tigers which fight
    Like mad and a good 3.5 to4 lb average;) hope this helps

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