Whitefield Pond

Whitefield Pond

The Whitefield Pond is a small stillwater which is fed from burns running off the Campsie Hills. The pond has an outlet which drains water out and into the River Glazert. The pond holds brown trout only and is stocked usually annually which an excellent grade of trout obtained from Howietoun Hatchery in Stirling.

Fishing is fly fishing only.  Early in the season dark patterns like Blae & Black, Black Spider and Greenwell’s Glory work well however once the water warms up buzzers are popular. Additionally, dry flies work well with CDC Shuttlecock, Elk Hair Caddis and Balloon Caddis regularly taking fish. 

The pond is shallow (approx. 6 feet at its deepest) and therefore a floating line is best. You may even find that fluorocarbon will take your flies deeper than where the fish are feeding and therefore may want consider using monofilament or copolymer.

The average size of trout is about 1lb although bigger fish are taken each year.

Members are reminded that the pond is regularly used by the public therefore it is vital that care is taken when fly casting. There is no fishing allowed on the Service Street side of the pond (where the Nursing Home is) as it is right next to the main road where the public walk past.

Otters can be seen on the pond and there is a resident Kingfisher as well as a variety of ducks.