Tips on Where to Fish in Scotland
Scotland is an idyllic country that offers an abundance of rivers and lochs perfect for fishing, from incredible salmon pools to tranquil island lochs – there’s something here for every angler.
Bass fishing in Scotland tends to be best on its west coast than England, given access to Irish Sea which provides prime conditions for bass habitat.
The River Tummel is an iconic Scottish salmon fishing river located in Highland Perthshire, boasting beautiful streamy fly fishing opportunities with deep pools for salmon to inhabit all year-round.
The River Tummel winds its way towards the beautiful Falls of Tummel before flowing into Loch Laidon and finally into Loch Faskally – created artificially by Pitlochry Dam- Loch Faskally – which features one of Scotland’s largest fish passes for salmon to ascend upstream into this artificial lake.
Angling companies typically provide comprehensive packages which include equipment hire, a guide and accommodation. Local village shops may sell fishing permits for various locations as well. It is best to research your destination prior to fishing as fishing is a regulated sport.
Loch Lomond is a beloved tourist destination located in West Dunbartonshire and draws many visitors every year due to its stunning scenery, regular boating rides, and fantastic opportunities for fishing. However, when fishing on or near Loch Lomond or its surroundings it is essential that all regulations and guidelines for doing so are observed in order to protect wildlife and preserve our environment as well as ensure proper cleaning procedures before and after every fishing expedition.
Scotia Fishing provides exciting guided fishing trips in Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park to catch Salmon, Trout, and Pike – providing expert guidance along the way to maximize your Scottish fishing experience! Their guides offer expert advice that can make this memorable adventure.
The west coast of Scotland presents sea anglers with unparalleled opportunities. Boasting access to both the Gulf Stream and North Sea waters, which provides many diverse fishing species which appear along our shores.
Mackerel are commonly caught in Scottish sea lochs thanks to the Gulf Stream, although not as abundantly as they once were. Since they occupy full water column above seabed and can easily be targeted with spinners or bait fished during float fishing.
The Isle of Lewis is best known for its world-renowned salmon fishing, but also provides excellent cod and mackerel fishing along its beaches at night using lures. Bass and turbot are often caught at shallower beach marks nearby as well.
Loch Linnhe lies southwest of Loch Ness and is well-known for its wild brown trout fishing, while also hosting many crannogs – mysterious artificial islands where people have lived throughout history.
Folklore of Loch Ness often includes tales about its murky waters leading to legends about an unseen monster known as Nessie or Loch Ness Monster, connecting to Loch Oich and a section of Caledonian Canal at its northern end.
Salmon fishing in Loch Lochy and River Arkaig is most popular between May and mid-July when 1SW salmon of up to 30lbs predominate. Colourful grilse arrive into the loch from September and October for guided fishing trips that can be organized through local ghillies who provide advice and assistance daily or weekly.