River Avon Fishing

“LAC members can fish from the bridge on the A801 to the sea at Grangemouth with the exception of 1km single bank stretch at Polmonthill.

Three distinct beats, totalling around 17km.”

2018 Season Permit Prices have been set at as follows:-


Joining Fee

Annual Subscription

Annual Levy


New Member





Adult Member





Junior Member





Senior Citizen Member






LAC have the exclusive Rights to Beat 4, which is for fly fishing only and comprises around 8km of double bank fishing from approximately, the Union Canal aquaduct to the Bo’ness railway viaduct.

Beats 3 and 5 are shared with members of the other two Clubs and can be fished using any legal method approved by the Forth District Salmon Fisheries Board, (please refer to River Avon Federation sections for the Rules).

Matthew Kemp with a fine May trout.

Beat 4 is no longer stocked on an annual basis, it has its own head of native brown trout. Some trout are released into the upper reaches of the Avon.  The main quarry is brown trout, with up to 1200 caught, mostly released, annually.  Trout average 12oz, but fish over 2lb are caught every year. Several salmon and sea trout are also caught each season along the full length of the River Avon.


To asses the height of the River Avon : – River Avon Water level – Sepa

For a detailed insight into fishing the River Avon refer to : – Avon Manager’s Diary 2018