The trout fly fisher staying at Stirling, or its neighbourhood, on the
Great Northern, will find himself agreeably situated in the centre of
many beautiful streams, to which he may have easy access. At the town of
Kinross, by the head of Loch Leven, is a nice station for the lake, and
at the village of Largo, to fish the river Leven, below which place it
enters the sea at the mouth of the Firth of Forth. A short distance from
Largo, near the Promontory, is the town of Anstruther, famous for a
monument to the memory of "Maggy Lauder." I had the pleasure of once
On the Edinburgh and Northern line from Stirling, is the town of Kettle,
on the "River Eden," a good station. There are grilse and sea-trout run
up it out of the bay of St. Andrew's, in the spring and autumn. Try
about the town of Cupar, and near its source, at "Auchtermuchty."
The flies to suit it are, hare's ears, black hackles, red hackles, and
furnace flies, varied in size.