Fishery Open


The Watch Reservoir is set in the Lammermuir hills adjacent to the Southern Upland Way.


The approach road to The Watch Water Fishery from Longformacus and through the steading of Rawburn Farm offers stunning views of the surrounding Borders landscape. Located around 900 feet above sea level an attractive feature of The Watch is a feeling that you have arrived at a place of seclusion deeply embedded in nature. Here, the stress of daily life and ever-present noise pollution are replaced with the sound and sight of grouse, resident Canada geese and visits from the seasonal Ospreys. The Watch Water is a rewarding and elemental place to experience and fish. 

Operating under current Scottish Government Covid Travel Restrictions

Bank fishing Only until further notice.

  • Pre book your fishing trip 48hrs before arriving by contacting us via the web site:- [email protected] or use the Permits available at the Lodge.

  • We require your name and address, Type of permit and date you wish to fish.   

  • You will receive an email back with a permit number, You can then make an online payment to our bank for the value of your session adding a reference of your name and permit number. (Smith1234).

  • Account name:-   The Watch Water Fishery     Sort Code 80-22-60     Account Number 14238066.

  • On receiving this you will be sent an e-ticket which we would ask you to display on your dashboard so our wardens can check without contact.

  • We will also be restricting numbers of anglers to 20 per session. 

  • To Comply with social distancing Boats will be single occupancy or two people from the same social bubble.
  • Wear protective gloves and bring your own hand sanitiser.

  • The lodge and toilets will remain closed.

  • Don't use the litter bins take it home.

Facilities Include:

  • 120 acres of boat fishing with a circumference of 2 miles of bank fishing.
  • 5 boats for hire.
  • Outdoor picnic tables.
  • Fishing lodge with indoor café where you can take light snacks and refreshments.
  • Designated bait fishing zone for accompanied beginner anglers (under 16) from the same family.
  • Ladies and gents toilets.
  • Guiding and Tuition (by prior arrangement).
  • Experienced and friendly staff.


Contact Details




Near Duns

TD11 3PG

Tel: 01573 224690

Fishing Lodge Tel: 01361 890 208 (8.30am - 5.00pm during season - March to October (when the office is manned).

Email - [email protected]   ←←  Trial Season Tickets Available-Email for price & availability.


The Watch Water Fishery is a joint venture between Kelso and St Boswells and Newtown Districts Angling Associations.